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DIY & Crafts: Additional Ways to Use Socks

There are literally endless décor crafts that you can make with socks! Here are a few of my favorite sock crafts. All of the supplies can be found at your local Dollar Tree and the best part is that each of these crafts only takes a few minutes to make.

1.Cozy Coffee Sock Craft

  • Travel Coffee Mug
  • Decorative Socks
  • Tacky Glue®
  • Scissors

Here’s How Ya Do It:

My travel coffee mug is in need of a makeover, and I was inspired when I found these adorable llama socks at Dollar Tree.

  1. First, I slid the sock over my travel coffee mug and cut the sock about 1.5” past where the mug ends (this was just above the heel of the sock).
  2. I folded the sock over onto the bottom of my mug and secured the ends of the sock with Tacky Glue®.

Once the glue was dry, my coffee mug could not have looked any cuter!

2.Fingerless Glove Sock Craft

  • Decorative Knee-High Socks
  • Colored Felt (You can use any fabric)
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue
  • Hot Glue Gun (Not Sold at Dollar Tree)

Time To Stay Warm!

As the weather begins to turn colder, I love to wear fingerless gloves. They keep my hands and forearms warm, but I can still use my hands. I am tired of plain black or grey wool fingerless gloves and decided I could jazz up my collection with a pair of decorative socks.

  1. I started by cutting each knee-high sock just above the reinforced heel. I placed each sock sleeve onto my arm and positioned the edge at the base of my finger-tips.
  2. I noted where my thumb was located and carefully stretched the sock in that area and cut a small piece off for my thumb hole.
  3. Then, I discarded the foot part of the sock.
  4. Next, I turned each sock inside out and applied a thin layer of hot glue to the edge of the unfinished part of the sock (around where my fingers and thumb would go).
  5. I rolled back the edges to secure them with the glue and make a finished edge. (Note: you could also finish each edge by sewing them with a needle and thread). I waited a few minutes for the glue to dry completely.
  6. Using my colored felt, I cut two flowers out of the felt and affixed them to the top of each fingerless glove with hot glue. I happened to have glitter hot glue already in my hot glue gun so I added a dollop of gold glitter hot glue to the center of each felt flower. 

Now my hands and arms are warm and toasty with my fun, fingerless gloves!

3.Pen Holder Sock Craft

  • Glass Canning Jar
  • Decorative Knee-High Socks
  • Scissors

Make It Stylish

The glass pen jar on my desk was getting a bit boring and was in need of a makeover. I used the glass jar that I already had, and a decorative knee-high sock that I found at Dollar Tree. My desk décor is already rainbow colors, so I chose a fun rainbow striped sock design.

  1. I turned the sock completely inside out with the toe inside the jar. I then rolled the sock down the outside of the jar so that the top part of the sock ended at the bottom base of the jar.
  2. Next, I pulled the sock out of the inside of the jar, being careful not to move the sock that was snug on the outside of the jar.
  3. I cut the sock just above the reinforced heel and discarded the foot of the sock and slid the long part of the sock back into the jar to line the inside.
  4. Finally, I added back all of my favorite pens and with one sock and a few minutes of time, my desk has a bright, fun new décor.

4.Gnome Sock Craft

  • 3-4 Cups of White Rice
  • 3 Different-Colored Socks (I used a white athletic sock for the Gnome body and two different fuzzy socks for its outfit)
  • Faux Fur (You can also use cotton balls for the beard)
  • Small Rubberbands (I used clear hairbands)
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Sticks
  • Hot Glue Gun (Not Sold at Dollar Tree)

Gnome Way It’s That Easy!

These fun and simple sock gnomes make great holiday décor and are wonderful to give as gifts. I choose two fuzzy socks to use for my gnome’s outfit, but you could also use different holiday themed socks to make Halloween or Thanksgiving gnomes.

  1. To make the gnomes body I filled the white athletic sock with a few cups of uncooked white rice. I secured the top of the body with two clear plastic hairbands and then cut the rest of the sock off a few centimeters above the rubber bands.
  2. I used hot glue to tack down the edges of the cut sock.
  3. Next, I grabbed a large part of the front of the sock to create the gnome’s nose. I secured the bulbous nose with two clear plastic hairbands.
  4. I decided I wanted the body of the gnome to wear the grey fuzzy sock, so I cut the grey sock just below the heel and slid the rice body into the sock. I pulled the sock up to fit snug below the nose.
  5. For the gnome’s beard, I cut a triangle of faux fur and cut the top edge to be slightly rounded so it would fit snug against the edge of the gnome’s nose. I hot glued the top edge of the faux fur to be just below the gnome’s nose.
  6. Finally, I added the pink fuzzy sock as the gnome’s hat and made sure the top of the sock was pulled snuggly down, over the top of the rice body to be as close to the top of the gnome’s nose as possible.

In less than 5 minutes I made an adorable, fuzzy gnome!

Looking for more fun DIY crafts to do now that the weather is getting cooler? Create this fun and festive homemade faux fall leaf garland!


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