Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Valentine's Crafts: Non-Skid, Full-of-Love Socks

Lillian needed new socks this week and needed some attention so I bought a package of plain white socks and we set to decorating them.

Here's one of the pair but we also did hearts, "I Love You," and a pair monogrammed with her name and lots of dots.

All it takes is a little puffy paint and 24 hours of keeping the fingers from touching that wet puffy stuff and you've got some pretty, non-skid Valentine's Day socks.

Your toes will love you back.

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38 comments:

Robin said...

Oh wow, Maya would LOVE those! How do you wash them? (She's fairly hard on socks LOL.)

Jolanthe @ No Ordinary Moments said...

Robin beat me to it - how do they wash? That would be too fun to do!

Michemily said...

Great idea! It's my understanding that puffy paints wash just fine. Aren't they meant for material?

Gray Matters said...

So clever - I love that idea!

MommySecrets said...

I LOVE these!! I actually tried to buy non-skid socks for my mom last year, but couldn't find any. These are much better!!!

CWDkids said...

Thank you for the fun idea. We are having a "snow" day in our sunny southern town. This gives me a project to keep my children busy.

Thank you!

Ashley, with CWDkids

Annette Lyon said...

My girls would loooooove this!

jacjewelry said...

These are so cute, and another advantage is that she won't slip easily in them on slippery surface!

Jill in MA said...

Michelle, you always come up with the cutest crafts that are really so simple to do. Thank you! It never even occurred to me that non-skid socks were just made with puffy fabric paint!

Jennifer said...

These are cute... I might make some for the little girls in my life. I think my daughter is too little to appreciate these. She still gets excited over her new light up sneakers!

Kristine said...

Oh man, that is so great. My little girl will LOVE this. We've got a friend coming over Saturday and I think we'll have to put this on the agenda. Thanks for the fun idea!!

Anji Gallanos said...

This is a great idea...I am thinking it would be great to get a package of socks and make some up as birthday gifts for all these classmate birthday parties we go to.

Scribbit said...

Washing is easy--they can be laundered just like any other pair of socks. The only thing that can sometimes be tricky is if you dry them on a very high heat the puffy paint can stick to itself when the sock gets rolled up and folded over in the tumbling.

If that happens it usually just needs you to pull it apart and flatten it by hand and it's good to go though I've wondered if you had the heat on super high if it would melt anything. So far nothing but if someone else has had different experience please speak up.

CountessLaurie said...

How sweet. What a great activity when a little one needs attention :-) Thanks for sharing!

Kris said...

You are far too creative and talented...boy are my kids missing out! How do you do it?

K.

Diane said...

Socks!
I never thought of that....with all the stuff we slap fabric paint on to keep the kids busy, the idea of socks never crossed my mind.
Time to fo find a few matching socks to paint!

Sucharita Sarkar said...

Thanks for the neat idea. Puffy paints (here we call them 3-D paints) add spice to a variety of things, but socks are a new idea.

Miche said...

That is such a GREAT craft idea!! I love it! What a wonderful idea for the next rainy day...

Killlashandra said...

That's a wonderful and easy idea. You know I tried the sculpy heart one and that just did not turn out as easily as I would have thought it would. However puffy paint and white socks, I think the kids can handle that one. ;)

BlapherMJ said...

My daughter is a sock fanatic and will love these!

chelle said...

What a fantastic idea!

Babystepper said...

Puffy fabric paint!

Oh the memories! I think we puffy fabric painted anything that could be worn in any way at all back in the late '80s and early '90s.

This, however, is an excellent use for it. I'll have to give it a try for my children who absolutely will not wear slippers.

illahee said...

oh, those are so CUTE!!

My Diary said...

What remarkable clever idea. My kids love craft projects so they would love this too.

Heather said...

Those are really cute! Thanks for the idea.

Organizing Mommy said...

Really spiffy! Thanks for ANOTHER cute idea!!

Melissa said...

Hey, those are totally cute, and it seems like something even a craft moron like I am can do. Thanks!

Flea said...

I'm still needing to make the heart chokers. :)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Oh that's cool and so easy for kids to make and customize-I love it! I'll be linking.

Amy said...

What a great idea! I cannot wait to try this out with my sister.

melinda said...

very cute..i may make some for myself and the kids..
thanks

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

These would be so fun to do for cousins!! Love that it's so simple too.

Neas Nuttiness said...

If I had a nickel for every pair of socks that I have purchased for all my kids over the past 34 years - I would be rich!. I love this idea, and think that I will do this with a couple of grand sons. over the weekend.

Kathy G said...

Puffy paint to make the socks non-stick. I LOVE IT!

I have dozens of half-used tubes of puffy paint in the basement that I can use.

heather said...

great idea1

Shalee said...

Oh, I think I just found what I'll be doing for the kids this year!

jubilee said...

Neat idea!

The Lead Chandelier said...

Very adorable idea. This is such a simple project for even the littlest crafters. A great slumber party project too!