How to make a Christmas Sock Wreath

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!

Here's what you can do with all of those cute Christmas socks -- make a Christmas Sock Wreath.

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.

I love these little penguins on the Christmas Sock Wreath.

Kathleen added pompoms to the penguins’ Santa hats.

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.

Now I know what to do with all of those cute Christmas socks!

Christmas Sock Wreath by Kathleen George.

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?

Happy crafting.


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17 Responses to How to make a Christmas Sock Wreath

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  3. This is such a great idea!

  4. CraftyB says:

    Love Xmas socks! Such a cute wreath.

  5. Angie Dyer says:

    How cute! Everyone has holiday socks they are no longer wearing, yet are in good shape. What is fun is that the items are right in your bedroom drawers and ready to use.

    • Sharon says:

      So true! And of course, if you still need more, I love that you can pick up cute socks at the dollar store. I hope you get to make this wreath, Angie. Sharon

  6. ColleenB. says:

    Congratulations to Taffie and Susan on the win of the Craft magazines.
    The wreath is darling and can’t hardly get much easier than that. I love them little penguins.
    Me thinks I’m going to need a larger container to hold the mittens, socks, old sweaters, etc. for all my holiday ‘to do’ projects

    • Sharon says:

      It’s hard not to smile at a penguin, isn’t it? If you’re like me, you have a big pile of mismatched socks and mittens. Don’t know how that happens. Enjoy! Sharon

  7. LisaM6 says:

    What a fun wreath. 🙂

  8. Katiria says:

    This is SO easy, I’d be stupid not to make it!

    • Sharon says:

      So glad you like it, Katiria. I’d rather think that you’ll look brilliant when you do make it, and everyone loves it! I hope you’re able to give it a whirl! Happy crafting. Sharon

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