December 9, 2011

So Simple Sock Wreath!


I started this project with a trip to Dollar Tree (of course) and came back with a wreath form and 4 pairs of knee high, striped socks. Total cost coming in at $5.

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.



Snip, snip.



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.

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15 comments:

  1. This is just plain adorable! I love it!!

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  3. I love this. I think we might try it for an Advent activity. Thanks for sharing

    www.eyecraft.blogspot.com

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  5. Прекрасен венец, много ми харесва. Идеята е страхотна, може би ще я пробвам. Поздрави от мен и Чехия.

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  6. LOVE this cute...super simple...inexpensive idea!!! I know where I am heading today. :)

    Thanks!

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  7. Just curious, what size is your wreath?

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  8. Thanks everyone!! Y'all are too sweet :).

    Anonymous- (so mysterious!), the wreath is 13 inches in diameter. But, this would work with any size- just adjust the number of socks accordingly. Hope that helps!!

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  9. I'm having a linky party right now on my blog! I would love it if you would link up your holiday stuff! So cute! Here is my link http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/2011/12/13/linky-party/ Thanks!

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  10. I featured your beautiful sock wreath over at my blog. It was so fun co-hosting with you and I'm so glad I found your blog. I love everything about it!

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  11. Wow! So creative and easy! This is my fist visit to your blog and I am loving everything I see. New follower!

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  12. That is AWESOME!!!!! NICE!

    Thanks for linking this up at my Create and Inspire Party!! I'm featuring this project of your later tonight! Hope you can join me tomorrow for another awesome party!

    Angie
    www.littleinspiration.com

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  13. Hi Emily, your wreath is absolutely adorable and so simple to make. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

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  14. I forgot to tell you that I featured your cute sock wreath this week on Tuesday's Tasty Tidbits. That is so dang cute.

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