Craft Ideas for Socks

Recycled Sock Craft Ideas

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February 7, 2009

This is Elsy she is made from Red Heel Socks, the kind used for sock monkeys. I used one sock for her body and sewed it into a fish shape. Then I cut her arms and mouth from the other sock. Hand stitch the fins. Her hair is that twisty yarn used for scarves.

red heel sock mermaid


December 5, 2017

This is a page about making yarn from socks. Before you throw out those old socks, consider reusing them as yarn for new projects. Not only are you keeping items out of the garbage, you are creating something unique and frugal.

Balls of yarn and socks on a table.


February 28, 2017

Repurpose sock tops to help keep your arms warm on cold days. This is a page about sock tops for arm warmers.

Sock Tops for Arm Warmers

November 5, 2011

This is a page about making a sock snowman. With some simple accessories, you can turn a plain sock into an adorable snowman. They are cute decorations for around the house and make great gifts too.

Homemade sock snowman.

January 19, 2017

Decorating plain socks with beads turns the mundane into a unique clothing item. This is a page about beaded socks.

White socks with a beaded trim.

December 13, 2016

This is a page about making a sock cupcake. This is a cute way to give a gift of socks.

Sock Cupcake with Cherry on top


December 13, 2016

This is a page about making a sock dinosaur. Old socks are very useful in making soft sculpted toys.

Cute long snouted creature made from a gray, black, and white striped sock. It has a spiky tail and a red bottle cap hanging around its neck.

September 30, 2012

This is a page about making a sock puppet. Sock puppets are fun to make and even more fun for your little ones to play with.

A sock puppet with shaggy yarn hair.

October 3, 2019

This pretty Christmas angel begins with a frilly lace trimmed girl's sock. The step by step photos and instructions can be found on this page.

Lace Frill Sock Christmas Angel - finished angel with wings added hanging from a tree branch

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November 19, 2008

I love making things that require no pattern or few instructions. This "Little Monster" is made from an orphaned sock, scrape fabric, and my imagination.

Little Sock Monster


December 12, 2004

Use the ribbed ankle part of a cotton sock for "security wrist guards".


19 Recycled Sock Craft Ideas

Here are the Recycled Sock Craft Ideas asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community.

January 8, 2015

What can I make from a red fur Christmas sock with white fur around the top besides little girl purses?


December 6, 2012

How do I make cupcake baby socks stay secure in cupcake boxes of four?


September 17, 2012

I would like some ideas on what to make with socks that have no mate. Craft ideas would be great. Thanks.


July 7, 2007

Does any one know any great crafts to do with old worn out socks?


March 29, 2007

I want to make a craft called a coin sock, but I am having trouble finding a closure like used on a small coin purse. I hope one of you crafty people out there can help me.


July 19, 2006

Here are some craft ideas using socks.


Recycled Sock Craft Ideas

Check out these Recycled Sock Craft Ideas.

June 22, 2010

Turn your baby's or kid's socks that they have grown out of into cute cuddly sock babies. Fill them with soft items. The other use for them is to fill them with dried beans and use them as a doorstop

Sock Baby Doll made from a sock


Recycled Sock Craft Ideas

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December 7, 2010

Does any one know any great crafts to do with old worn out socks?

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