Fly a Kite Spring Wreath from Socks

Did you read that title right?  A wreath from socks?  Yep and I am going to show you how.  A few weeks ago I found the cutest striped socks at the Dollar Tree.  I even asked on facebook what you would make from them.  Most of the responses were sock monkeys but I had other plans.  The colors were just screaming spring to me and I decided to make a wreath.  How exactly do you make socks into a wreath?  Read on to get step by step instructions on how to make my fly a kite spring wreath.

fly a kite spring wreath from socks

You will need a wreath form and those cute tube socks.  I chose three different colors of socks from the Dollar Tree for my wreath.  

 

fly a kite spring wreath from socks

Use a knife or saw to separate you wreath in one area.

fly a kite spring wreath from socks

Cut the tops of your socks off as shown.

fly a kite spring wreath from socks

Start putting the socks over the wreath.  Just work them over just like you were putting them on your leg.  Stripes first works best.

fly a kite spring wreath from socks

You are going to put the stripes of the next sock over the now raw cut edge of the sock before it.

fly a kite spring wreath from socks

Eventually you will have a complete and finished looking wreath.  All of this took maybe 10 minutes!  This is an extremely quick and easy method for getting a cute wreath base.  

fly a kite spring wreath from socks

I decided on a kite theme for my wreath after finding the “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” graphic below in my scrapbook stash.  I used a few other paper elements plus some baker’s twine and washi tape.

fly a kite spring wreath from socks

The “kite” went on the side of the wreath with a baker’s twine string.  You can use whatever you have on hand for the tail.  I actually used a piece of washi tape but ribbon will absolutely work.  Everything was added to the wreath with hot glue.

fly a kite spring wreath from socks

I then added a few paper scallop circles with my graphic on top.  Again putting them on with hot glue.

fly a kite spring wreath from socks

Now just add some ribbon to the top to hang and this one is ready to go on your door.

fly a kite spring wreath from socks

 This wreath is perfect for the windy spring months when in fact you do just want to go fly a kite.

fly a kite spring wreath from socks
 
It is so quick and easy you can even find time to go fly a kite with your kids when you are done!  Make this perfectly simple spring wreath and add some cheer to your front door.  

fly a kite spring wreath from socks

 

Comments

  1. says

    Are you SURE this is socks? So pretty. Loved your guestpost on The Frugal Girls. New follower here and soon to be FB fan. Stop by my site for Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop! It would be so great if you’d add some links. :)

    Sinea at Ducks ‘n a Row

  2. says

    This is so cute, Angie! I just saw those same socks yesterday and literally stood in the aisle for 5 minutes trying to figure out what I could do with them. I couldn’t think of anything on the spot, and since we just de-stashed I figured I shouldn’t start hoarding things with no plans again so soon. Now I wish I would have actually grabbed them!

  3. says

    Angie!

    I just LOVE this wreath idea. It’s so colorful and the little kite is precious!! Would you mind if I pinned this to The Home Depot’s wreaths Pinterest board?

    Cheers!
    Caroline
    Senior Editor, homedepot.com

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