10.03.2008

quick craft: non-slip socks

It is time to start packing for the hospital, so I thought I'd make myself some goodies. First, I needed a pair of non-slip socks. Didn't see any I liked at the store, so here is a quick tutorial on how to make your own.

You'll need one new pair of socks, cardboard and fabric paint. Trace each foot onto the cardboard and cut out (an empty cereal box works well).

Slip the cardboard template into the sock to give you a flat working surface and to absorb any excess paint.

Add fabric paint to the bottom of the sock in any design you like.

Let dry according to the paint instructions. My paint instructions said to let dry for 12 hours.

There you go ... easy non-slip socks. I plan to make these cute slippers and make them non-slip as well.

18 comments:

  1. you are so stinkin' creative!!

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  2. I was just thinking how I could make those for my baby when she starts walking since we have wood floor. Now I don't have to think anymore. Thanks!

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  3. That's really clever. They are so much cuter than the hospital socks.

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  4. What a great idea! Wish I had thought about it when packing my bag!

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  5. Wow! Ok I know this is so simple but I can not get over the abundance of creativity that pours out of you all the time!!! I am not much of a crafty person so I come by your blog often just to admire your art and feel inspired to dream at least :)

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  6. You never cease to come up with new and creative ideas! Awesome :)

    I am in the midst of making the diaper cake and had to come back to see your cake topper and just had to comment on these.

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  7. What a great idea - I'm going to do these for my 3 year old. The socks I like for her don't come with grippers on the bottoms anymore and sometimes slippers are too warm in the fall. Fantabulous idea!

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  8. I did the same thing with slippers I knitted for my daughter and then felted. I wrote her name on the bottom. It works wonderfully and she likes that they are personalized.

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  9. I am due in a month, and this is one project I think I will have completed in time. It is always fun to have something special at the hospital!

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  10. Great idea! Just stumbled across your blog and love it. I've been considering doing the same thing for my little one who is trying hard to walk on the wood floors. I wasn't sure if the fabric paint was a good idea...or one that just seems good when you're laying awake at midnight pondering crafts!
    Thanks!

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  11. AWESOME made these last night works wonders. Will be making more!!

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  12. Indeed it is a fantastic idea, Im going to make some tonight with my son, he loves to do things with his hands.

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  13. Yay! thank you! Just what I needed1

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  15. Your blogs and its stuff magnetize me to return again n again. non slip paint

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  16. circle printed socks... i think its not a better idea i dont like this.....




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