Avoid getting a pinch this St. Patrick’s Day with these lucky green socks! They come together super quickly and are the perfect fun and silly touch for any outfit. Kids who love to dance will especially love these playful socks as they jingle with every step. We used these green unicorn socks as our starting point but any socks you have on hand will do. Watch the how-to video and read the full instructions below!
what you need:
- Pom poms
- String/embroidery thread
- Hot glue gun
- Needle and thread (optional)
Cut pieces of green string or embroidery floss into short lengths about 4″ long. Thread each through a gold jingle bell and tie two knots to secure it in the middle of the string. Repeat for as many bells as you like – we did six bells, three for each sock. Lay your socks out flat and apply a dab of hot glue to the top edge. Carefully press the two loose string ends of one of the jingle bells into the glue to secure in place.
While the glue is still hot, place a colorful pom pom (we used pink!) onto the glue. Repeat with two more bells next to that first one, and for the other sock as well. You can place these bells and pom poms on the sides like we did, on the back instead, or even all the way around if you want some super lucky and jingly socks!
Similarly, cut two more pieces of string, also about 4″ each, and thread two mini tassels onto each one. Tie a double knot to secure them in place in the middle of the string. Just like with the bells, apply a dot of hot glue to the top edge of the sock (next to the other pom poms), stick the loose ends of the string in place, and cover with another pom pom.
And voila! Your extra lucky socks are all ready to wear!
If you don’t want to permanently turn your socks into these jingly lucky socks, instead of using hot glue, using a needle and thread to attach the strings and pom poms instead. That way, when St. Patrick’s Day is over, you can simply snip the threads, remove the charms, and wear the socks plain again. Happy crafting!
Looking for even more St. Patrick’s Day crafts? Check out these pipe cleaner rainbow crowns, these jumbo lucky charms hair clips, or how about this cardboard rainbow puzzle?!
Video and photography by Caroline Gravino
Creative Direction by Handmade Charlotte