The Lonely Socks Club

Lost SocksToday is a very exciting day! Why, you ask? Because…

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But because I’m always spoiled on my birthday, I have decided to dedicate this post to those who have no love in their lives… my lonely socks! I saw this idea on Pinterest a while ago, and have been itching to try it out, especially seeing as I always seem to have lots of lonely socks floating around. Until now, they’ve lived secretly behind the TV in our room, but no longer!

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The secret stash of lonely lost socks!

This project is super quick, simple and cheap. It only took me about an hour to finish. What you will need:

  • A plaque of some kind. I got this one from Bunnings for around $6.
  • Pegs – also from Bunnings, they cost $2!
  • Anything you would like to use to decorate your plaque. I used left over paint from our skirting boards and some acrylic paints that I had lying around.

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I painted the plaque white. The paint was meant for walls, so it went on very thickly and easily. It only needed two coats.

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Next I printed out the wording I wanted to serve as a guide, and I drew it on the plaque in pencil before painting it on with black acrylic and my thinnest paintbrush. You’ll notice the lettering is far from perfect, but I think that adds to the charm. Plus, who has the skill to get it perfect?

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Next I glued the pegs on using my trusty friend, superglue. Mario and Aunty H were my style advisors, and they suggested painting the pegs to brighten them up.

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I mounted it on the wall using some 3M stickers, and I think it really brightens up the laundry! And the best part is, the whole project only cost me $6, and now my lost sockies have a happy place to wait for their “sole mates” (ha ha).   

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10 thoughts on “The Lonely Socks Club

    • tamyraptor says:

      I don’t know where they all come from! Poor socks. You should make one, it was very fun and very cheap! I’ve got left over pegs if you like :) Hope you’re feeling better. xxx

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