Do you find it hard to resist cute Christmas socks? Well, next time you’re in the dollar store and you see the Christmas sock display, go ahead and grab a few pairs and make this adorable Christmas Sock Wreath. This too-cute wreath is made by designer Kathleen George, and it wraps up a week of fun Christmas crafts made with mittens and socks. Plus, I have two winners to announce today!
To make a Christmas Sock Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12”, half- round wreath
- Christmas socks, 5 – 6 pairs
- Embellishments: Ribbon, buttons, other trims of your choice
- Tools needed: Scissors; needle & thread OR a sewing machine; craft pins
To make a Christmas Sock Wreath:
1. You will need ten, 6” long tubes cut from the socks. Take a look at your socks, determine which design areas you want, and cut them into 6” lengths.
2. Cut each tube down the side, so you now have ten, flat pieces of fabric.
3. Sew the fabric pieces together with a ¼” seam. When done, your strip should measure about 6” wide by 57” long.
4. Stitch a running stitch along both long edges, and pull to gather. One edge will stretch around the outside of the wreath, and the other around the inside of the wreath. Gather more tightly the edge that will wrap around the inside of the wreath.
5. Wrap the gathered fabric around the wreath with the gathered edges at the back. Adjust the gathers so the wreath is evenly covered.
6. Pin and spot glue the gathered edges to the back of the wreath.
7. Decorate the front of the wreath with a ribbon and other notions appropriate for your sock designs.
8. Glue and pin a loop of ribbon to the top back for a hanger.
And you’re done. Remember this wreath for Valentine’s Day and Easter, when you’ll find lots more cute holiday socks.
Thank you to the many Crafts ‘n Coffee readers who followed Snowman Crafts week last week, and shared in a little snowman humor. Taffie Hansen and Susan Samuel won a collection of Christmas craft magazines. Please contact me for your prizes.
Do you have a busy Christmas weekend planned? Tomorrow, we plan to go to a Christmas tree farm for our tree, something we’ve never done before. I’m hoping they have someone available to help us cut it down! How about you?