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
- 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
- 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.