Saturday, June 12, 2010

It's Not Christmas but.......

I was really impressed with this craft because it makes something out of socks that you can give in pairs to people and they can actually wear them later for Christmas and eat the popcorn or if you wish to use candy or something else like coffee or tea, that's good as well. Its the easiest craft to do and just appealed to me for some reason.
I think you can make a three layer snowman putting different things into each layer.
Its great for a school gift giving exchange, church bazaars, food banks and when they collect things for poor kids for Christmas. Teens like calculators for Christmas. One would fit in well and if you attach two socks like this, to each end of a scarf, it becomes a multi gift present. Of course the snow man would have to be thinner lol
Tube Sock with red border
Uncooked popcorn (approx. 2 cups)
2 plastic baggies
Small green pompoms
Extra small brown pompoms
Small brown pompom
Googly eyes
Red yarn
Glue gun
1. Fill a plastic baggie with 1 cup popcorn. (this should fill 2/3 of sock
2. You may need more or less depending on the size of the sock)
3. Tie the top of baggie with twist tie
4. Put bag inside tube sock
5. Tie with string
6. Repeat above using 1/2 cup of popcorn (more or less)
7. Tie with string.
8. Fold over the ribbed part of the sock to make the snowman's hat.
9. Cut 3 strands of yarn and tie around the snowman's neck
10. Glue on green buttons, brown mouth and nose
11. Glue on eyes
12. Make a tassel on the top of the hat with yarn, sew on or staple for easy removal.
The Rachel Ray pots which were sooo expensive at Sears are now selling at Walmart for 169.00
I should have waited till after Christmas. lol


SandyCarlson said...

I can't wait to share this with my dearest friend, who is a craft queen. Beautiful, generous, and fun.

Voegtli said...

It is not Christmas yet. But it will come.

I am glad to be back.

Akelamalu said...

You can never start TOO early for Christmas!

A Lady's Life said...

Who ever thought of this particular craft took care about not destroying the socks. This is something I would do.