I was organizing my sock drawer the other night (I know, I'm such a party animal) when I unearthed this pair of sheer, beige socks I had not seen in years. I realized I had only worn them a couple of times, and decided to think of a way I could get more use out of them. I immediately thought of adding pom poms! I have been wanting to add poms to a pair of socks for a long time, and these were the perfect pair in need of a little color and whimsy.
Adding pom poms to your legwear is very simple to do, which makes me happy because I plan on adding poms to more socks and tights in the future. If you want to learn how to make your own pair, keep on reading below!
Pair of socks (or tights)
E6000 Fabri-fuse Extreme Stretch Glue
Step 1. Create one or two cardboard insert that will fit inside of your socks. Do this by cutting your cardboard into a thin rectangle shape, and rounding off the edges so they wont snag on your socks. Step 2. Tightly wrap your cardboard insert with packaging tape, making sure to cover both sides. The slippery packaging tape will prevent the glue from adhering to the cardboard.
Step 3. Slip the cardboard insert into your sock. Step 4. Arrange your pom poms onto the sock. You will want to leave the bottom 4 to 6 inches (depending on how big your foot is) of your socks free from pom poms.
Step 5. Once you are happy with the arrangement of pom poms, start gluing them on. You will only need a little drop of glue on the back of the poms, but make sure you push them down firmly.
Step 6. When your finished decorated one side of your sock, allow it to dry for a few hours. Step 7. Flip your sock over and decorate the other side. Allow the socks to dry for 24 hours before removing the cardboard insert.
And just like that, you have new pom pom socks! The time it took to make these (without counting drying time) was about 15 minutes. That's pretty much no time at all, which is a definite plus!
If you decide to make your own pair of pom pom socks, comment below and let me know how it goes. I would also love to see your crafts, so please feel free to share a picture on Instagram, and make sure to tag your post with #wearthecraft !