DIY the Fun Socks // Glittery with Colorful Splash – a simple way to style up an old pair of socks (that’s, of course, still in wearing condition, meaning no holes).
A while ago, when I was painting my mini hexagon boards with Martha’s paints, I accidentally sprinkled some paint on these socks here, and some on Angela’s jersey too, and man, she did not love that. And, this is a paint that doesn’t simply come off once it’s washing-machined (I’m 100% that “washing-machined” isn’t an actual word). Luckily, it isn’t even that noticeable, okay, there’s no excuse.. Sorry bro, I’ll buy you a new one, okay, but some other time, k?
Anyways… this goes to show that even when something unwanted, unplanned, or just shitty happens, it can always lead to something great. It can give you an idea, even a solution at times, an answer and whatnot. And this little accident inspired us to cheer up an old pair of socks (I can’t say the same about the jersey, tho, and I’m pretty sure that Angela still, somewhat secretly, wants to punch me in the face…). It took a while for this DIY to get its turn, but the fun socks, once just glittery, got finally “reinvented” with a colorful splash.
DIY the Fun Socks // Glittery with a Colorful Splash.
– Socks (they don’t have to be glittery, but make sure that the base is neutral, so that the splash of colors stands out)
– Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Satin (or any other quality fabric paint)
– Brush and Water Jar (bowl or whatever)
– Hair-Drier (to speed up the process a little bit between sprinkling over different colors, cause the colors should be at least a little dried out, so that they don’t merge into something that may not look great)
Pretty God damn simple.
Start off with the darkest color/shade. Put some in the palette, and if needed, add a drop or two of water so that the color’s not that dense. But be careful, you don’t want to put to much water and risk your colors loosing their intensity, making your already old sock, even older. Dip your brush well into the paint, and then tap your brush above the socks. Dry it out a little with the hair drier and then move on with the next color. Yep, that’s about it.
So, is there an old sock of your, still wearable, that needs a little bit of a fun upgrade? Try this (or some other “technique”) and share it in comments. I’d love to see how that turned out!