Socks can, admittedly, be a bit boring as a festive gift, but as plain, black ones are on both my nieces Christmas present lists this year, I felt it was my duty to find a way to tart them up for the big day.
The Mistle-Toe idea isn’t mine, I found it on Pinterest, but I am not sure if anyone else has come up with the idea of putting the sentiment on the band of a multi pack of socks.
I started by taking the original band off the socks to use as a template, cutting out new strips of white card and then matching the score marks up on my box score board.
Then I measured the front panel and used the measurements to create a text box in Publisher 2003, using alternate red and green letters in CandystripeFont (size 20) to make the sentiment. I then printed off a whole sheet of them, as I wanted to put one on the front and the back and have a few spares just in case.
I cut out two of the boxes and glued them to one of the bands.
A little faux stitching never goes amiss ………
…… and neither does the odd flat back star or two.
I used double sided tape down the side to secure the band together. I’m dead chuffed, at least these socks don’t look quite so functional just this once.