Make a sock bouquet

Men are not easy to buy gifts for!

With LOVE day right around the corner, I am guilty of STILL not having a gift for the man in my life.  Yeesh. Don’t hate :) Thankfully, Heather shares this surprisingly easy and brilliant idea for not only our sweethearts, but also our friends, children, and others! I know you’ll love this idea as much as I do! Take it away, Heather!

My dad has always had the same list of things on his wishlist. It includes black clip boards, black note books, black socks, nuts, and a few other very practical items that aren’t too exciting to give. (He always makes a good show of shaking the box and being excited about receiving them though!)

So this year he asked for blue socks (he’s recently retired & finds himself wearing jeans more often and suits less often) and with no other ideas, I went out and bought a bunch of blue socks. But I wanted to make them more fun to receive, so I had the idea to create a sock bouquet!

Make a sock bouquet

You could use this for a guy who wants socks, or you could make a more colourful one for a little girl who’s getting a practical item for a gift- or you could use it for a baby shower (so many fun reasons to roll socks! ;))

Want to try it?

Here’s what you need:
– Socks
– safety pins
– wooden dowels or skewers
– a vase
– a ribbon

Start by laying your sock out flat (see the pictures below for a visual) and:  1. Fold the end up.  2. Start rolling, keeping it tight on one end and loose on the other  3. When you get to the bend of the sock, fold it over as shown, to make it straight 4. Keep rolling  5. Fold again as needed, to keep things straight (the folds just make your flower fuller)  6. Voila!

Make a sock bouquet

When you’ve created your flower, grab a safety pin to secure it and push the dowel or skewer into the bottom of the flower, to make your stem:

Make a sock bouquet

When you’ve completed all of your sock flowers, arrange them in a vase & tie a ribbon around it:

Make a sock bouquet

You’re done!  Simple, Cute, Fun, & Easy!  Your kids could help with this, too.  My girls loved watching Grandpa as he discovered what his bouquet was made of- we all got a good laugh! :)

Make a sock bouquet

Heather Lynne

Come see us over at the Raising Memories Blog for more fun- we’d love to see you over there!

    1. September 18th, 2011 at 3:16 pm
      Kelly O. says:
      do you think you could pretty up some underwear the same way? :)
      my hubby always wants boxers--we just shove them in the stocking and say they're from santa--this year I'm buying white one's and my kids are going to help dye daddy's underwear!
      • October 30th, 2011 at 10:04 am
        Heather Lynne says:
        haha I'd love to see how you pull off a pretty boxers gift! :)
    2. November 4th, 2011 at 10:12 am
      Arianne says:
      My dad's exactly the same and I must say this is a totally brilliant way of giving him socks or giving anyone a bunch of socks. Thanks, I love it!
    3. November 4th, 2011 at 2:15 pm
      Karisa says:
      I love this idea! I just wanted to let you know I've included it in our sock crafts round-up on FaveCrafts Blog:

      Please let me know if you'd be interested in publishing any of your craft projects with us :)
    4. November 28th, 2011 at 11:24 am
      MJ says:
      Thanks for this idea! I used it to create flowers with baby burp cloths and made a bouquet for a baby shower. It looked great!
      • December 31st, 2011 at 11:00 am
        Heather Lynne says:
        Aw, that sounds so cute! I'm glad you could use the idea! :)
    5. February 11th, 2012 at 6:44 pm
      Lacey says:
      this is a GREAT idea!!! every holiday my dad asks for brown socks and this will make it fun for my mom to give him socks for vday :)
    6. February 13th, 2012 at 8:53 am
      Ursie says:
      Great Idea!!! They look amazing!!! Men are so hard to shop for, other then munchies!!! Socks are always needed!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
    7. February 14th, 2012 at 11:58 am
      Catherine @ Make Myself at Home says:
      My toddler & I just made these for my husband, but we used dress socks, which I think were too thin because they didn't turn out nearly as pretty! :( Not enough fulness, no matter how much I folded... Oh well. He'll love them anyway, & she sure thought it was fun!
      • February 14th, 2012 at 12:19 pm
        Heather Lynne says:
        Aw, I'm so glad you did it with your little girl! :) That's too bad they weren't full enough :/
    8. February 16th, 2012 at 10:20 am
      Amy says:
      What an awesome idea! I wish I would have found this before Valentine's Day, but Father's Day is just around the corner. Thanks!
      • March 13th, 2012 at 11:44 am
        Heather Lynne says:
        Yep, it'll be great for Father's Day! :)
    9. March 12th, 2012 at 12:33 pm
      SMiaVS says:
      So, you poke holes in the socks?
      • March 13th, 2012 at 11:44 am
        Heather Lynne says:
        No, you don't poke holes in the socks. You just role the socks up and slide the skewer in the middle of the rolled sock (not through it, just inside of the roll... does that make sense?)
    10. March 29th, 2012 at 11:31 am
      Kp says:
      I just stumbled over from the Dating Divas, and I adore this idea! My guy goes through socks at a astronomical rate (he claims it's the steel toed boots, I claim he sucks at trimming his toe nails), and whenever I ask him what he wants for a particular gift exchange, he always asks for socks. I am really glad that now I can both get him what he wants, and make it a little more fancy/ romantic than just a pack of hanes.
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    12. May 30th, 2012 at 3:21 am
      lizlacy says:
      What a great idea, we have teenage boys a teenage girl and one who thinks she is a teenager, the boys are always taking my husbands socks so I think he will enjoy a gift like this.
    13. June 15th, 2012 at 1:00 am
      Pip says:
      Thank you! A perfect gift for my dad, I also got him a nicely colored polo top and lined a vase with it. Then stuck the "flowers" in the vase!
    14. June 16th, 2012 at 7:20 am
      Brittany @ My Decoupaged Life says:
      My husband is in desperate need of socks and this would be a fun way to give them to him for Father's Day! Much better than just handing him a package of socks and saying, here you go.
      Just so you know, I featured this today on Show Off Saturday!
    15. November 18th, 2012 at 8:55 pm
      jasmine says:
      I love this idea, but i am having the hardest time figuring out how box #3 (folding the sock)...i dont get it. A little help?
    16. April 22nd, 2013 at 12:00 am
      Linda says:
      Heather - that is just too cute!!

      Not sure the men will think it is cute, but regardless, it certainly is a conversational gift :)

      So genius!
    17. October 28th, 2013 at 1:17 am
      Rochelle says:
      Oh my gosh I love!!!!!! This idea,!! I m right on money right now and wanted tog et a nice gift for my boyfriend. Crazy thing is he needs socks lol so this is awesome! Thank you
    18. December 16th, 2014 at 4:13 pm
      Angie says:
      first time trying to roll sock roses looks simple enough will let you know how they come out
    19. January 31st, 2015 at 1:58 pm
      Renee says:
      Hi I love this idea and am featuring it in a post that I am writing for this week over on my blog. Thanks for such a great tutorial!
    20. December 21st, 2015 at 6:55 am
      Brenda says:
      Great idea going to give a go for sister bday to be delivered on Xmas day, lol
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