|2 sock bouquets wrapped and ready to give.|
When friends have babies, I like to give them baby sock bouquets just because I think they are so cute!! These are also great if you are on a tight budget. It had been a long time since any close friends or co-workers had any babies until now so it had been many years since I’ve made these. Luckily, my work BFF just had a beautiful baby boy, and I had made her this sock bouquet for her shower (which was in July).
Below I list the basic supplies and instructions to make your very own bouquets. Warning: your friends may not ever use them so as to not destroy the gorgeous bouquet!
Silk flower bouquets (make sure they have an even number of stems or buy two) – Dollar Tree
Tissue paper and ribbon – Optional
|The wire in the picture isn’t floral wire, though purchased in the floral section of Michael’s.|
Remove the flower heads (but leave the leaves–heehee) from the stems (you can save these for use on other crafts like this Tangled Rapunzel braid I posted previously), and push the leaves down the stem to make it easier to manage.
Take 1 sock or a pair of socks (depends on thickness) and wrap around the top of the stem. This can be done two ways, without doubling as in the photo below:
|Beginning single wrap|
or fold the sock lengthwise and wrap keeping the stem in between the folds as in the photo below.
|Halfway with double wrap.|
|Folded cuff of double wrapped sock.|
Wrap the base of the sock flower, being sure to cover the wire, with floral tape. Floral tape is slightly sticky and very stretchy so use this to your advantage.
|Floral taped flower bud.|
Repeat steps 2 through 4 for all of the socks and/stems. Once all of your stems have flowers on them, push the leaves up closer to the sock flowers.
I always wrap the bouquets in gift tissue and tie a ribbon around them since they are gifts.