Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Advent Sock Calendar

Advent Sock Calendar 2
Not a craft project today, just an idea I've seen lots of times on various blogs and sites including Martha Stewart for a really cheap re-useable Advent Calendar.
Advent Sock Calendar
I found three packs of three pairs of baby’s first size Christmas socks in BM Bargains for 99p a pack – so that’s 24 little “Christmas Stockings” for £3.96 – which is OK!
Advent Sock Calendar 1
I then hung them on a length of red wool using small red pegs, that I already had, to keep them in place ….. but I might have to use slightly bigger pegs if I put anything too heavy in the socks.
Advent Sock Calendar 4 
And finally, I stuck peel off numbers on each sock for each day leading to Christmas.  That’s it! 
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Packs of adult socks in Primark are pretty cheap, about £2.00 - £2.50 for a pack of 4/5 and they have some lovely colours and patterns  and I always need a socks…. so I was thinking of buying a few packs and hanging them all along the washing line over Christmas for fun and then when it’s all over a quick wash and I’ve got a new set of socks to start the New Year with!

9 comments:

Merry said...

That is such a brilliant idea....thanks so much for sharing it.

marc said...

i have done this i found some iron on numbers so i made one for my friend who has two little boys better than a selection box as you can fill them with lots of things i made some of the pegs you did last year big love marc

Vicky said...

Such a cute little idea!! Might have to check out my B&M on my way home from work today!!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Suze Bain said...

Love this idea, it'll look great hanging on the wall or along a fireplace. xx

Sandie said...

What a great idea(s)!

Sandie xx

ShirleyDavisCrafts said...

How clever! If only I had little persons in my life...

Mrs A. said...

Great idea. Thanks for sharing. I have 3 grandchildren not forgetting Monkey and Norm of course! Hugs Mrs A.

rayr77 said...

What a great idea, and so cute :)

Bubbles said...

I used to work in the baby section of a clothing department, and always had this idea in mind when odd socks were found in ripped packets... never did get around to it though. Love your version... such great colours - and what a bargain!