Holiday Sock Ornament
Whether we get holes in them, or the washing machine eats them, we wind up with mate-less socks. And for some reason most of us hold onto them, hoping that eventually the singleton will find itself a new mate and once again become a pair. It rarely happens. So why not take those mismatched socks and turn them into ornaments? Here’s a quick and easy project to do just that for our last Christmas in July project this month.
3” Styrofoam® foam balls, holiday sock, 12” length 1/8” wide satin ribbon, wooden skewer or chopstick, tacky glue, straight pins, scissors
1. Using the chopstick or skewer, poke a 1/4” wide hole at the top and bottom on foam ball.
2. Cut the toe off the sock. Slip the sock over the foam ball so that approximately 1/2” of sock extends below the bottom hole of the ball.
3. Fill hole with tacky glue. Using the skewer or chopstick, push cut end of sock into the hole. If necessary, pin the sock to the ball until the glue dries.
4. Cut the other end of the sock so that 1/2” of fabric extends beyond the top hole of the ball. Secure the fabric in the hole in the same manner.
5. Knot cut ends of ribbon together. Cover knot and cut ends with tacky glue. Using skewer or chopstick, force knot and cut ends through top hole. Allow glue to dry before hanging ornament.