Do you like where this is heading? I thought you might.
Now, given the choice, I probably would have chosen a styrofoam wreath. But, they didn't have that at Dollar Tree, so I went with this...rattan? branchy? natural?...what should I call this wreath form?
Anyway, that's what I started with. But, the socks needed to slip over the wreath, so I had to make an opening. Which is what I used my pliers for.
Yes. This will get messy. And, you will lose some long pieces of...stick thingies. But, don't worry, those striped socks will skim right over the imperfections.
Kind of like a good cami.
Trim the toes off your socks.
And, if your pair of Dollar Tree socks have faux fur tops, for goodness sake, trim those off too.
Then slip your socks over the opening and scrunch, scrunch, scrunch.
I just so happened to have this sassy turquoise duct tape in my possession, so that's what I used to reattach my ends.
You can just use plain jane boring gray duct tape, if you must. It won't be seen. Only you'd know. But, wouldn't it be so much more fun to know there was some sass under it all?
(Oh yes, I'm aware how easily I could insert another undergarment reference right here)
(But, then this here tutorial would take a weird turn)
(Oh, what's that you say? It already has?)
Ahem. Let me just show you the finished product now.
I just grabbed that A Jolly Christmas sign out of my Christmas tubs. I'm sure you could find something suitable to hang from your wreath. A sparkly ornament? A cluster of glass balls? A sprig of mistletoe?
You get the idea.
Oh yeah, I also used this wreath as part of my Holly Jolly Jingle Hoppin' party centerpiece. I just stuck it on a cake stand with a red/white melamine plate under it. I love how festive this guy is!
And, I really can't complain about 5 minute/5 dollar projects.