Tired of lost socks? Make it easier for them to find their sole mates by building this lost and found sock holder! Get the free SVG for cutting on your Cricut or Silhouette!
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
- Super glue
- White vinyl
- Transfer tape
- Cricut or other cutting machine
Sock Holder Directions
Start by cutting out the Lost and Found cut file on your Cricut in white vinyl. I used the font Realist to make this SVG file.
You can learn about uploading an SVG to Cricut Design Space if you aren’t familiar with that process. Weed out the negative space and apply the transfer tape to the letters. Learn more about using transfer tape as well as applying vinyl to wood.
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! Your wood may be less cooperative, though—it usually is!
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.
Need other laundry room ideas? Make a pretty laundry room sign with these laundry room SVG files!
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