I found this idea on Pinterest months ago. It looked easy and cute, the two requirements that any craft must meet before I attempt it. The original post was adorable, but lacked specific instructions, which, if you come here often, you know that “exact” is in my top ten favorite words list. I did a bit of Googling and found more clear directions.
Here’s how mine turned out. Not as cute as I had hoped, and it cost a bit more than I intended to spend, but once I got started, I had to finish it.
The original blogger said she got all of her supplies at the dollar store. She must live in a larger town, because my dollar store didn’t have the foam wreath form. I had to buy it at Hobby Lobby at a much higher price. Also, I couldn’t find the rounded kind of form; mine had square sides. That was awkward for this project. I also wish I’d used more socks. I may go back and add more later. Another problem I encountered was the bow. The original blogger didn’t describe how she made a bow out of a sock! I’m not a bow maker, so I needed directions. I had to buy a bow at Walmart and trim the ribbons. Despite all of this, I forged ahead. I think it turned out okay, but it wasn’t as adorable as I’d expected.
Here are the steps I used to make this wreath. You can also read more about making it HERE.
- A foam wreath form – with rounded edges, if possible.
- Christmas socks from the Dollar store.
- A bow, or ribbon (or extra socks) to make one if you know how.
- Hot glue or large twist ties (to attach bow)
- Cut the toe and heel off of socks, so that you have a tube that’s open on both ends.
- Slice through the wreath form with a knife in one place.
- Bunch socks around the wreath however you like. You may try to follow a pattern, or go random. It’s up to you!
- Attach bow.