Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Baby Socks Flower Bouquet

Nothing so sweet as tiny baby feet but sometimes those precious piggies need covering with itty-bitty socks 
A bouquet of baby sock roses is a cute way to present them to an expecting mom.
A few rolls and a simple twist and before you know it you will have made a pile of  rose buds.
Use them to create a corsage, a gift topper or fill a small bucket or flower pot with a bouquet.
 I used 8 pair of infant socks to make 16 roses

Baby Socks Bouquet
Supplies:
  • Baby socks. For baby girls, the ones with a ruffled cuff are cute
  • yarn or 1/8-inch ribbon in matching or contrasting color
  • pop sticks in desired length (found in the craft store baking section) 
  • Container for arrangement (small bucket, flower pot, vintage baby plant holder, wooden box are all ideas)
  • baby's breath (Gypsophila) or other real or silk flowers or leaves
  • floral foam
  • tissue paper, gift grass to cover floral foam


Instructions:
  • Lift the cuff and flatten the sock
  • Beginning at the toe edge, softly roll to the top of the sock. The roll doesn't need to be tight.
  • Take the top edge (on the heel side or bottom of the roll as you view the center photo above) and turn it over onto the roll.
  • Fiddle a little until you have your desired flower shape.  You can gently pull the center to form a longer center or smooch it a little for a flatter blossom. 

  • Turning the sock rose over, nudge the stick in, being careful not to push upward too far.
  • I found the stemmed sock roses just secure enough to tuck onto the floral foam without tying. The addition of baby's breath kept everything snug.  If you would like to make the arrangement more secure, it would be best to use a length of yarn tied tightly around the sock and stick.
  • Take a 10-inch piece of yarn and tie a small bow; trim if desired. Your could use thin ribbon in matching or a contrasting color.  I like the yarn because its slight stretchy-ness helps keep the bow tight.
  • Floral tape is another option but I did not want to use it on the socks and I did not want the green showing.
  • Fill your container with floral foam cut to fit.  
  • I used a piece of tissue paper to cover the foam but Easter grass would work too. Using a skewer to make a pilot hole in the foam, insert each sock rose. Tuck in silk leaves, flowers or baby's breath to fill in any gaps.

27 comments:

EMMA said...

What a brilliant beautiful idea!!
For my first born my husbands cousins made me a three tier cake out of diapers, decorated with all useful baby accessories - nail clipper, thermometer etc.

Susan said...

So cute, LDH. Very nice baby gift, too.

My daughter makes bouquets out of baby onesies, etc. Also adorable. Susan

NanaDiana said...

What a cute, cute, cute idea. I have always used the little ruffled socks to make "roses" for the top of a diaper cake but these are perfect for a BOY, too. LOVE it, Lorraine. Thanks for the idea! xo Diana

Blackberry Lane said...

Very sweet idea.

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Aw, that really looks cute:@)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Really cute! The bouquets would be cute centerpiece for a shower too!

Beansieleigh said...

So sweet! Love this idea, so thanks for sharing it!.. Hope you had a blessed and very Happy Easter! ~tina

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

These are so cute! Perfect for the Mother to be, or a Baby Shower. =)
Pinned!

podso said...

What a darling idea. It would even work for part of a shower's decorations.

Maryann said...

I absolutely love this idea, thanks for sharing it

lindsey said...

Such a great idea! I have pinned it to my pinterest page :)

Debbie said...

Oh I LOVE this. I wish I had seen it before the shower we did as these would have made darling little center pieces. Soo cute

Lea said...

Cute as a button!

corners of my life said...

Adorable project!

Just a little something from Judy said...

You did it again! You did another over-the-top creation and I am in awe of the finished product! So cute! So thoughtful that someone would take the time to make a bouquet like that. In my opinion, it is better than a bouquet of flowers.

Your new blog header is beautiful and seems like the perfect way to be greeted by you, in this blog!

Heather said...

That is so cute!! I love it ~Heather :)

Olga said...

This is such a fantastic idea! I've never seen anything like this before. Such socks bouquet can make an inexpensive, but so beautiful and useful present. Thank you Lorraine for sharing it!

Nancy's Notes said...

Aww, now that is just precious!!!

Debbie Petras said...

Adorable!!!!

SarahGeorge said...

You always come up with very different and very creative ideas :) This looks awesome :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh Lorraine this is completely adorable and perfect timing as I will soon be attending a baby shower. Thank you for sharing.

Mary Ylisela said...

Wow, I love this idea! I've stopped over from Natasha's Say G'Day party and just think this is a fantastic centerpiece and gift! I invite you to share at my link party where all things handmade are welcome ( GoCrochetCrazy.blogspot.com )

Mary Ylisela said...

Thank you for sharing at the link-a-long on the Go Crochet Crazy blog! Hope to see you again next week at www.GoCrochetCrazy.blogspot.com !

Crystal said...

This is the most adorable thing! Wonderful for a baby shower! ;-)

Alison Agnew said...

So sweet, and just perfect for a baby gift! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

Alison
Nancherrow

Mindie Hilton said...

Pinned ya! I have a girlfriend who is expecting. This will be a great gift for her. Please come share at the Anything Goes linky, it just started over today.

Olivia said...

This bouquet is beautiful! I would like to make one. If you remember...what size bucket, length of pop sticks, and measure of floral foam did you use?

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