Ever wonder what to do with old worn-out socks, mismatched pairs, and those elusive single socks that made it through the dryer cycle without their partner? Why not try making pumpkins, cats, or snowmen out of them?!
Using simple household materials, a few craft items, some glue, and a little creativity, you can make these adorable decorations for any occasion! Try it with your loved ones today!
Socks of any kind, colour, and length
Rice (raw) or cotton batting (used for stuffing socks)
Rubber bands or string/ribbon
Hot glue gun or adhesive solid craft glue
Craft accessories like felt, buttons, sequins, fabric, foam cut-outs, etc.
Use small socks for smaller shapes like a cat or a pumpkin or long socks for a tall snowman, caterpillar, or bunny.
Using the sock, fill it with rice or cotton batting to an amount that works best for your shape. Ensure that the sock is filled so that it doesn't sag or wrinkle.
Tie the end with a rubber band or ribbon, ensuring it is cinched tight so the stuffing material doesn't fall out. Cinch in multiple locations depending on your shape. If you have any excess sock material, you may flip it over the stuffed area and cinch again, or cut off the excess and use it for decorative accessories like a hat, a bow tie, etc.
Make sure your shape can stand on its own. This may require a bit of shifting of rice grains or cotton batten.
Using the accessories you have gathered, begin to decorate the shape. Perhaps use buttons for eyes, foam cut-outs for feet or mouth, or design your own using felt. Glue pieces using a hot glue gun or adhesive solid craft glue.
Be careful when using the hot glue gun, as it can burn skin. Make sure to unplug it and let it cool after use
Place your new decorative piece on a table, shelf, nightstand, or any visible location for you and your loved ones to enjoy!
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