If you haven’t figured out a good Fathers Day gift yet, there’s no need to panic! You only need a few minutes to put together a great last-minute gift, like the one I’ll be sharing with you today. This project transforms a few pairs of dress socks into a cute and clever gift that Dad is sure to appreciate!
I know, I know…socks for Fathers Day is a bit of a cliche. But I think that practical gifts are often the best gifts, especially if it’s something your gift recipient wears to work every day! And besides, it’s hard to beat the combination of cute, practical, and easy when it comes to gift-giving!
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This project is incredibly easy, and I love how cute the finished product is. Making the “flowers” took me a couple of minutes to get the hang of, but after that I was rolling those babies at lightning speed! Here’s how to make your own.
Sock “Bouquet” for Fathers Day
*Note: My husband usually wears black dress socks, so I chose to make a dramatic bouquet of “black roses.” But you can choose whatever sock color that your recipient likes best, or wears most!
Step 1 – Roll
Start by laying one sock out flat. Fold it over once near the center of the sole area, as shown above.
Begin rolling at the opening of the sock, keeping the roll tight as you move along.
Step 2 – Pin
Roll the sock until you get to the toe of the sock, then grab a safety pin.
Pin the sock so that it stays securely rolled when you let go of it.
Step 3 – Skewer
Slide a bamboo skewer into the center of the rolled sock, just far enough so that the sock stays put on the skewer.
Step 4 – Repeat & Arrange
Repeat steps 1-3 until all 12 socks are rolled, pinned, and skewered. Place your “roses” into a vase.
Finish off your sock bouquet by adding a decorative piece of ribbon. I tied mine around the vase itself, but you could tie the ribbon around the skewers to achieve a more “bouquet-like” effect. Pair your bouquet with a nice card, and voila, your gift is ready! :-)