How to DIY Teddy Bear Ornaments from fuzzy socks

Who doesn’t love a pair of cozy, fuzzy socks, right? You are going to love them even more after Kathleen George works her magic today and turns fuzzy socks into the sweetest, DIY, Teddy Bear Sock Ornaments. Guys, these are adorable, right down to the tip of their stocking caps! Be sure to make extras – when your friends and family see these cuties, they will want their own Teddy Bear Sock Ornaments. (Or, tell them to follow Crafts ‘n Coffee and DIY their own 😉

Too cute! DIY with fuzzy socks over on

Teddy Bear Sock Ornament by Kathleen George

Cute, DIY ornaments made from fuzzy socks!

You can use a brown or cream fuzzy sock.

To make Teddy Bear Sock Ornaments, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 3″ ball
  • Socks:
    • Fuzzy socks in brown or cream (you can also use old gloves)
    • Patterned sock for scarf and hat
  • Brushed felt or fur trim in white, ½” x 7” strip
  • Black felt, tiny scrap
  • Googly eyes, ¼”
  • Half-round, 8mm bead in black
  • Pompom (to coordinate with hat)
  • Ribbon, ¼” x 8” (hanger)
  • Blush or chalk in pink
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors; pencil; twist tie; nail scissors or other pointed tool; needle & thread; tapestry needle; optional: sewing machine

To make Teddy Bear Sock Ornaments:

1. With the sharp pencil, make a ¾” diameter hole in the top of the ball of STYROFOAM Brand Foam. If your sock is especially fuzzy, you might need to make the hole a little deeper.

2. Cover your ball with fabric:

  • Cut down one side of your sock (or glove) and spread out the fabric, wrong side up.
  • Place the foam ball in the center of the fabric, with the hole facing up.
  • Pull the sock fabric up and around the ball, and secure with a twist tie at the top.
  • Cut off the extra fabric just above the twist tie.
  • Remove the twist tie, and squeeze some glue into the hole in the foam ball.
  • Tuck the fabric down into the hole, using the nail scissors or another pointed tool.
  • Stretch the fabric up and over the ball as you go, pulling it smooth without wrinkles.
  • As you tuck in the fabric, keep the folds evenly spaced around the hole.

3. Add ears:

  • Using the pattern, cut out four ears.
  • With right sides together, sew the pairs together with a ¼” seam.
  • Trim seam and turn right side out.
  • Run a bead of glue along the bottom edge, and glue to the side of the bear’s head (see photo).
  • Secure with pins while glue dries.

4. Glue on googly eyes and nose. Cut tiny mouth from black felt and glue in place.

Cute Teddy Bear Ornament made with fuzzy socks. Easy DIY on

Make the hat and scarf from colorful Christmas socks.

5. Make the hat:

  • Using pattern, cut out the hat from the patterned sock.
  • Fold hat lengthwise with right sides together.
  • Stitch a ¼” seam along the long edge.
  • Turn hat right side out and check the fit on bear’s head.
  • If hat is super stretchy and too big for the bear, stich again with a wider seam.
  • Glue hat to the bear’s head, and if needed, use pins to hold it in place while the glue dries.
  • Trim the hat with a ½” x 7” strip of brushed white felt or faux fur.
  • Glue a pompom on the tip.

7. Make the scarf:

  • Cut a 1-3/4” x 12” strip from the decorative sock.
  • Fold strip in half lengthwise, with the right sides together.
  • Stitch a very small seam along the long edge.
  • Turn right side out.
  • Tie scarf around the middle of the bear.

8. Blush cheeks and ears with blush or pink chalk.

9. Thread tapestry needle with ¼” ribbon. Thread the ribbon through the fabric at the center top of head, and knot ends.

Polar bear ornament made with fuzzy socks and a ball of Styrofoam! Cute!

Cute as can be!

Adorable, right? Kathleen also shared with us her cute, Polar Bear Sock Ornament.

Polar Bear Sock Ornament

Polar Bear Sock Ornament by Kathleen George

Kathleen’s Christmas Sock Ornaments are even easier, and a true classic! Better yet, they’re made with socks picked up at the dollar store.

Christmas Sock Ornament

Christmas Sock Ornaments by Kathleen George.

Sneak peek!

Eye spy a sneak peek . . .

Did you know that yesterday, November 14, was National Teddy Bear Day. Who knew! What a sweet coincidence. We’ll celebrate a little more on Friday . . . See you then!

Happy crafting.


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22 Responses to How to DIY Teddy Bear Ornaments from fuzzy socks

  1. Pamela Beliveau says:

    The polar bear is very precious!

  2. Angie Dyer says:

    Aren’t these just adorable! With the step by step directions, these look so easy to make. Make several to share as gifts!

    • Sharon says:

      Great idea — handmade ornaments make the best gifts! And of course, socks are sold in pairs so you need to make at least two. 🙂 Thanks for coming by today. Happy crafting! Sharon

  3. Anne Haun says:

    These are adorable ornaments.

  4. OMG!! These are totally adorable! So easy to make too! I make each of my sons and grandchildren an ornament each year and these are high on my list to make for this year’s ornament!! TFS!

  5. Oh how cute! I love their little round tummy, they make such cute ornaments . They are all so adorable. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Brenda Ackerman says:

    These are all so adorable! Thank you for sharing them.

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! Don’t you love it when something as simple as a sock is transformed into something as cute as these Teddy Bear Ornaments? Glad you stopped in today, Brenda. Sharon

  7. Marilyn says:

    So sweet. THANKS!

  8. Katiria says:

    The polar bear is my favorite one 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 So cute, right? Thank you, and thanks for coming by today. Are you crafting your ornaments for the office? Anything else on your craft table? Craft on, Katiria! Sharon

      • Katiria says:

        The first 2 glitter ornaments I made didn’t come out too well, but everything is on hold. My son suddenly decided he DOES want a party for his Bday so I have to shop for everything this weekend if I want to avoid the Black-Friday-shoving-crowds. His Bday is the first weekend in Dec. It’s a small party of about 15 people but I was not prepared. I didn’t expect him to change his mind about a party. I’m in “turbo planning mode” LOL

      • Sharon says:

        “Turbo planning mode” – you go! And great strategy to tackle the party errands before the crazy shoppers come out! Sending your son very early “happy birthday” wishes! I hope the party is a blast for all! Happy party planning! Sharon

  9. Debbie Kaste says:

    Cute ornaments. LOVE the polar bear!

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