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Sock wreathes are a good way to turn excess unpaired socks or socks with holes into neat looking art.
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Step 1: Materials

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You will need at least 50 socks with holes, unpaired socks, or otherwise no longer useful socks. My wreath used 180. If you can't find these for free from your friends, family, and coworkers check out http://usedsocksworld.com/category/new.htm . You will also need a needle, thread, thimble, and something long and thin to push the socks into each other like a drumstick.

Step 2: Sock Rolling

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Place a sock on your foot and roll it down your leg until only 1 to 2 inches of the toe area has not been rolled.

Step 3: Connect the sock donuts

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Make several sock donuts depending on the desired length of the wreath and insert them into each other using something long and thin, like a drumstick.

Step 4: Sew the sock donuts together

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This step is the most time consuming. With a long needle you can securely sew two sock donuts onto the row at once. I made a circle of stitches from the inside of the top and knotted the thread every two stitches in case the thread breaks. This is a good task to do while watching television or talking to friends at home.

Step 5: Decide on length

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Continue adding socks until you have reached your desired length. The socks can be left in this form and be used as a support for correct posture while sleeping.

Step 6: Wind and attach

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Wind the chain of socks into a circle on a flat surface. Beginning at the center, sew the inside row to the outside row leaving 5 to 7 inches between connections. After you sew the first connection between two to three sock donuts, gently pull the row around the circle so that the wreath will hang tightly without gaping between connections. Continue until the entire length has been sewn to itself.
This would be great as a draft catcher at the bottom of doors! I've been looking for something that would work well and not cost an arm and a leg and it looks like I've found it.
ducttaped5 years ago
this was a cool idea. it is fun too. i havent tried it because i dont have enough socks...yet.:) will ankle socks work for this instructable?
this actually has uses if you put some copper wire (the bendy stuff lol) in the middle you could bend a coat hanger or put it under your door for a draught rated 4/5
You left a period on the url for the used sock website so it dont work but who is spending 9.99 on used socks anyways, especially if you can get like 7 pairs of brand new ones for 9 bucks
Leahmarier (author)  thematthatter6 years ago
I don't know. It's a mystery I stumbled across when searching for an image of socks with holes.
There are a lot of them I come across on eBay as well... mostly female socks on a particularly attractive lady with a "Photos are for advertising purposes only" or "For how they look when worn" added to the header or footer (no pun intended). Thus I presume one can understand that many of the "used sock" sales are pretty sexually motivated ones.
gmjhowe6 years ago
mmmmmm, sock donuts, NOM NOM NOM
shooby6 years ago
Damn, that's a lot of socks! Hungry washing machine huh : ) This looks like it'd make a great scarf, although it's probably pretty heavy.
Kiteman6 years ago
That's great, and you don't have to roll it up, either - unrolled, it could be used as a draught excluder or similar.