Last Tuesday I told you not to panic if you didn’t have a Father’s Day gift in mind because it was still almost two weeks away! Well today I’m here to tell you…it’s time to START PANICKING because Father’s Day is just TWO DAYS away (well, ONE if you don’t count today!)
Just kidding….it IS Father’s Day on Sunday, but you DON’T have to panic because I have the cutest, easiest idea for a truly USEFUL Father’s Day gift! SOCKS!
I know, I know…socks don’t SOUND very “cute”…but the way Heather at HowDoesShe.com came up with presenting this practical gift is so adorable even DAD will have to be impressed! :-)
Besides, it’s hard to beat the combination of cute, practical and EASY to make!
All you need is a package of at leasts 6 pairs of socks (enough to make a dozen “roses”) in whatever colors your Dad needs/wants/likes. My bouquet ended up being made up of the very rare “black rose”. :-)
You’ll also need some safety pins, some skewers, and a vase of some sort.
Now it’s time to get rolling!
Start by laying one sock out flat, and then fold it over once at the bend in the sock, like shown above.
Begin rolling on the “open” end.
Keep the roll tight as you move along.
Keep rolling until you get to the toe of the sock, then safety pin it closed.
Repeat 11 more times.
The first sock flower took me a couple of minutes to get the hang of, but after that I was rolling those babies at lightning speed! I had a complete bouquet done in under 10 minutes.
It took MAYBE another 5 minutes to stick the skewers in each flower and arrange them in the vase. 15 minutes and I was done!
A ribbon to make it “fancy” is highly recommended (Hey…Dad’s appreciate finishing touches too), but definitely not required. :-)
Prepare to be amazed when Dad gets a load of this year’s present!
True confession time….how many women wear your man’s socks? :-)