DIY Happy Socks


It's a nice idea to make something yourself for your father, mother, teacher, grandfather or someone who's birthday! It's all pretty, if they really have something to do with it, in other words, if it's a little useful or useful. Homemade, funny, personal socks for example! Just buy even white (cheap) socks in the store and draw a name and sweet and beautiful things on it with textile markers. Congratulations, I like you, your teacher's favorite animals, hamburgers, flowers, rainbows, Pokemon dolls, you name it!

It's an idea you've probably seen somewhere on the Internet, but I still want to share it. Self-drawn socks that you can really wear, isn't that much more fun than a drawing on the wall? Everybody wears socks! Especially when you decorated them so nicely, right? If I got the socks as a gift, I'd put on.

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The socks become even more special, if you also make a real packaging, so with your own label (headcard) and a grip bag. Above you can see the fun Father's Day socks that Happy Confettiii made with her children at home and at work. I think they're super! Especially with the hamburger and fries on it, really nice!


These Father's Day socks are drawn with the textile markers of Staedtler , but there are many more good textile markers on sale, from different brands. For example, Collall, Bruynzeel, Edding, or Rayher. We have here some Fabric Markers of Crayola , which are also super fine and last a very long time.

Please note that the ink of textile markers is permanent so not washable. The ink remains on the textile just after washing, provided you have the textile after drawingwith the ironmakes colorfast! Don't you have an iron? Then you can also heat the images with a hot hair dryer. This is often done with, for example, sofas or things where no iron can or should be used.

Tip:

  • Before drawing, put a piece of cardboard in the sock so that your drawing does not penetrate to the other side of the sock.
  • Turn the socks over for a while and iron them for 4 minutes. Can't iron the textile on the back? Then put a handkerchief or tea towel between them. Due to the heat, the drawings, as it were, are “burned in” and, even after washing in the washing machine, just remain on them!
  • Do you need to color large surfaces or do you want the smallest children to color? Then take markers with a thicker tip.
  • Textile pens are super convenient to use, even for children, but they are not infinitely usable, the pen may run out. If you want to personalize a lot of textiles, you better buy textile paint. This is not very convenient for children, but paint can be applied thinly and economically with a brush and therefore lasts longer!

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