Tired of lost socks? Make it easier for them to find their sole mates by building this lost and found sock holder!
Baby socks are my nemesis. I mean, how can something so cute be so evil? I swear, two socks go into the washing machine . . . but only one comes out!
Daily I’m left with just one baby sock. I usually end up finding the other within a day or two. So I made this cute lost and found sock holder to help me keep track of the socks that are single and looking for their sole mate.
HA. See what I did there?
Sock Holder Supplies + Tools
Piece of reclaimed wood (I used a piece of a wine cask I got from Palmeri Wines—gotta love having winemakers in the family!)
Lost and Found cut file (.svg download)
Sock Holder Directions
Start by cutting out the Lost and Found cut file on your Cricut in white vinyl. Weed out the negative space and apply the transfer tape to the letters. (Learn more about using transfer tape here.)
Carefully peel back the transfer tape—your letters should peel away from the vinyl’s backing paper and adhere to the transfer tape. Place the transfer tape on your reclaimed wood, burnish, and peel back the transfer tape.
I was actually pretty surprised at how well the vinyl stuck to the wood—its a fairly rough surface, but it stuck like it was glass. Impressive!
Take your clothespins apart and paint the wood parts teal. Once the paint is dry, reassemble the clothespins. This was the hardest part of the project for me (those springs are tight!), but once I got the knack of it, it wasn’t too difficult.
I used regular craft glue to adhere my clothespins to the board, but once it dried I realized that the tension of the clothespins required something stronger. Super glue to the rescue! It was strong enough to hold the clothespin when I opened it to put a sock in there.
For now, I have this just sitting in my laundry room. The laundry room is a disaster and in desperate need of a makeover, It’s on my 2016 list! I’ll end up screwing this directly into a stud once we do the makeover.
Ideas From Friends
Need other laundry room ideas? Check out these posts from some of my blogging friends:
Mason Jar Laundry Soap Containers – Simply Designing
Metallic Clothespin Art – Mabey She Made It
Decorating Your Laundry Room with Vinyl – Crafting in the Rain
Laundry and Mudroom Makeover – Atta Girl Says
Laundry Room Makeover – Simply Designing
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