Handmade Sock Angel Ornament

October 13, 2017


Handmade Sock Angel Christmas Ornament

Ho Ho Ho Friends! Christmas is my favorite time of year, and even though it's still a few months away, I say it's never too early to get a jump on those holiday crafts. I love creating my own gifts, decor and of course, ornaments, like my latest and greatest, a darling handmade sock angel.

She's a mini version of the sock angels I made last year.

I was so smitten with them, that this year I thought it would be fun to create some for the tree. The idea had been dancing around in my head when I was asked to join 31 Days of Handmade Christmas Ornaments.

31 Days Of Handmade Christmas Ornaments
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I was thrilled. It was the motivation I needed to get started on my project.

It also meant that I would get tons of ornament inspiration from a very talented group of ladies, like Paula from Sweet Pea who shared this Sparkling Snowflake yesterday. Beautiful.

Easy DIY Sock Angel Ornament 


Ok, now I know that some of you are going to look at this craft, see a doll and say, nope. Too hard. Too involved ~ but trust me, this one is easy. Super simple is my signature style, remember?

I'll show you.

I began by gathering a few supples. Baby socks were the main ingredient. How cute is that? I chose a pair with ruffles so the angel's dress would have a little flair, but that's up to you.

Baby Socks For Crafts

I had the rest of the items in my craft closet, but here's what you'll need.

White Baby Socks - mine are ruffled and infant size 0-3 months
Stuffing
Flesh Tone Paint
Paint Brush
Ribbon - Like this one
Floral Wire
Buttons
Spanish Moss
Hot Glue Gun and Sticks
Thin Markers
Needle and Thread
Scissors

So I started by turning my baby sock inside out. This hid the rubber writing on the sole and it made the toe seam more prominent, which helped define the face area.

How To Make A Sock Angel Doll Ornament

Next, I opened it and stuffed the toe with a round ball of poly fill. To create a head, I secured the stuffing in place by tying a piece of ribbon underneath it, in a bow. This also created the decorative wings.

Because every angel deserves a set of wings.

Next, I painted the entire head and face with flesh tone craft paint. I used a bristle brush and applied two coats, paying special attention to the face, where I needed the paint even and flat.

Painting The Head Of A Sock Doll

I didn't use fabric paint, because I don't plan on washing her. However, if you have fabric paint and want to use it, go right ahead.

I'm a big believer in using what you have on hand.

Easy so far, right?

Once the paint was dry, I grabbed a handful of Spanish Moss and hot glued it on to her head. Now, this stuff is very, very messy to work with. I suggest doing it over a piece of paper or a sink, because it will get everywhere and it's a pain to clean up.

How To Make A Sock Angel Doll

I glued the moss on in a very haphazard manner. When I was happy with the coverage, I grabbed my scissors and gave her a little haircut...just like I used to do with Barbie.

But with much better results.

Then I took some floral wire, wrapped it around my fingers twice to create a circle and threaded a few red and pink buttons on it to make a garland for her head. I secured it with hot glue.

DIY Easy Angel Ornament

I used a needle and embroidery thread to make a hanger. I poked the needle through the top of her head, made a loop, then a knot.

I did all of these tasks first, to make sure that the paint was totally and completely dry, before working on her face. When I made my larger sock angels, I painted the faces on.

However, this girl is tiny. I used infant socks and detailed painting is not my strong suit. So I used two fine point markers to add sleepy eyes and a mouth.

How To Make An Angel Ornament

And voilΓ !

She's ready for the tree.

Sock Angel Christmas Ornament

Super adorable.

And like I said, super easy.

Now I really can't wait for Christmas.
Simple Sock Angel Christmas Ornament
Are you ready to see a few more ornaments?

Here are all 31 Bloggers in order of their appearance:

Day 1 – Pet Scribbles | Day 2 – Yesterday on Tuesday 
Day 3 – Cupcakes and Crinoline | Day 4 – An Extraordinary Day 
Day 5 – Celebrating Everyday Life | Day 6 – Hunt and Host 
 Day 7 – Love of Home | Day 8 – Celebrate Creativity 
Day 9 – Petticoat Junktion | Day 10 – What Meegan Makes  
Day 11 – Atta Girl Says | Day 12 – Sweet Pea 
Day 13 – Exquisitely Unremarkable (This is me!) | Day 14 – Imparting Grace  
Day 15 – In My Own Style | Day 16 – 504 Main by Holly Lefevre 
Day 17 – Inspiration for Moms | Day 18 – The Chelsea Project 
Day 19 – I Should Be Mopping the Floor 
Day 20 – My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia |Day 21 – Hearth and Vine 
Day 22 – Shabby Art Boutique | Day 23 – Remodelando la Casa 
Day 24 – Domestically Speaking | Day 24 – The Everyday Home 
Day 26 – Stone Gable |Day 27 – My Creative Days  
Day 28 – Swoodson Says |Day 29 – Knick of Time 
Day 30 – Lovely Etc. | Day 31 – Live Laugh Rowe


Let the handmade fun begin! Be sure to check back each day as the month progresses to see what's new!

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57 comments:

  1. She is so adorable. You did a beautiful job making her. I change my tree around every few years. Some years I have a tree with all hand made ornaments. I even put on the ones the kids made for me years ago and I mean years ago. I have about 6 that are over 30 years old they made.

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    1. Thanks Betty! I had fun with this one. We have some really old ornaments, too. I have a few from my own childhood and ones the kids made when they were small. It's always fun to pull them out, isn't it?

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  2. Pure sweetness! I LOVE your little sock angel, Kim! Every detail is exquisite and your angel's face is just precious and you made it look so easy.

    Thanks for joining us this year... it's truly a joy. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Diane! And thank you for asking me to join, it's been my pleasure. ❤️

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  3. Hi Kim,
    This sock angel is so sweet. I still have an little angel that a friend made for me years ago. For some reason I always put her in the kitchen? She's bigger than your but I love how easy your instructions look and the fantastic result. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Thanks so much, Patti! I made a few larger ones last year and I keep one in my kitchen, too. Great minds...Thanks for the visit.

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  4. Sooooooo cute Kim. Love this one. I still love the sock angel you made for me last year. Just makes me smile. I need one of these for my angel tree that I do at Christmas. They are just adorable. You need to sell these seriously!!! You are so creative.
    Hugs,
    Kris
    Kris

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    1. Thanks so much, Kris. I know you're an angel girl. Might have to get you one of these littles to hang out with your big. Can you say housewarming? πŸ˜‰ xoxo

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  5. This is the sweetest thing! What an adorable little angel. You were so clever to create it from an infant sock! This would look wonderful hanging on my sentimentally decorated tree. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks so much, Richella. This little one has stolen my heart and she was so easy to make! Thanks for the visit!

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  6. Your little angels are darling! Wouldn't it be cute to have a bunch of them on a tree? Also, they would make great gifts for baby's first Christmas.

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    1. Thanks Stacey! And I was thinking the same thing...or as a bow on a shower gift or welcome baby gift...I may have to make some more.

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  7. This little angel is so sweet, Kim! Now I know I have to make a few for my youngest granddaughters.

    Have a great weekend!
    Carol

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    1. Oh Carol, they are so easy to whip up and for a crafting pro, like yourself, it'll be a breeze! Merry Christmas! πŸ˜‰

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    2. I know that I've got a whole bunch of socks that are single and would make perfect candidates for this Christmas ornament project. So so pretty!

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    3. Perfect idea, Mary! You could have a whole family of them...

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  8. Kim, that is the sweetest little thing! I love her. Happy Weekend..xxoJudy

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    1. Thanks Judy! I am smitten myself. I may have a house full of them by Christmas. HaHa!

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  9. She's so cute! I think her hair is my favorite part. :)

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    1. It was fun to cut, too! I guess I've never outgrown playing with dolls. πŸ˜‰

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  10. SHE'S SOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I seriously love your crafts, Kim, because I actually feel like (if I had more time or a clone) I could totally DO THIS!!! :)

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    1. Deb, your comments always make me blush! And I think she would look right at home in your cozy mountain abode. And you could totally do this. 😊

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  11. Ah! I LOVE these - what a great way to make use of my daughter's baby socks that she's outgrown! Cute, cute, cute!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! I thought the same thing. I’m going to have to dig out a few of my kids’ baby socks, too. Thanks for the visit!

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  12. What a very sweet ornament! Perfect for all the angels in your world!

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Lynn

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    1. Thanks Lynn...what a sweet way to put it! Glad you came to visit.

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  13. She is really, really, really a sweet little angel. Wouldn't she be cute, too, on a mini-wreath for a baby girl's room? Just adorable! xo Diana

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    1. Yes! I think she would be cute as a bow on a baby gift, too. So many possibilities…and she was so easy to do…Thanks Diana!! xoxo

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  14. Oh how this precious sock ornament has stolen my heart. Seriously. It's just the sweetest little thing. Of course, I plan to give it a try. Thanks for sharing! Susie from The Chelsea Project

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    1. Susie, you just made my day with your enthusiastic comment! Thank you so much. She is very simple to make and very fun, too. I hope you do try it! 😊

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  15. That sweet angel is so adorable!

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    1. Thank you, Gina! She was a quick and easy DIY!

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  16. Oh, my! This is this is the sweetest little angel. I love her!

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    1. Thanks so much, Paula! She's been on my mind for a while, so the hop was great motivation to get her done. I really appreciate the visit...thanks for popping by!

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  17. This is just the sweetest ornament. What a lovely little face. Great idea to use the sock. Easy and creative.

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    1. Thank you so much, Lisa! I had a lot of fun whipping this one up...and yes, super easy! Thanks for the visit!

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  18. Dear Kim ... Such a sweet little angel. She is precious. Weekend Blessings ♥ Teri

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    1. Thanks so much, Teri! I had fun with this one. I just love looking at her sweet face.

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    1. Why thank you so much, Kristin! ☺️

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  20. Adorable! Can't wait to take my sweet angel from last year out. I had to put it away because my kitty liked to chew on her hair. No chewing allowed this year. I might have to make a few of these! So cute and easy.

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    1. Haha! I know, the kitties love that moss...it has an aroma. I wonder if that's part of the appeal. Either way, glad to hear that she is loved by all in your home. xoxo

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  21. So very cute. I pinned and I pinned a few other of the ideas shared as well. I love the rustic birch / pinecone.

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    1. Thanks Carla! I really like this one and I too am enjoying the hop. That pinecone is outstanding, I agree!

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  22. This is so cute. My mom decorates her tree with snowmen and I wonder if there is something similar that could be done to do a snowman? Your angel is adorable.

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    1. That would be so cute, Lorri. I may have to try that next. I would just stuff and stitch up the bottom, paint the face with a little white paint so it would be a clean, flat palette to add a face and then add some kind of hat. Super easy and I bet super adorable, as well. I have to add this to my list! Thanks!!

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  23. Hi Kim, I love your cute angel you made. This looks like a fun ornament to make from a sock. thanks for the tutorial.

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    1. Thanks Julie! Now if I could just manage to learn how to crochet...then I could make a crocheted sock angel!!

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  24. I love your beautiful angel, Kim. She is so cute and pretty! It is an easy craft and maybe I will make some for Christmas. You inspire me! Kisses, my friend!

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    1. Thank you, Mia! I had a good time making this one. It is so easy. If you make some, let me know!

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    1. Thanks so much, Angie! I love getting pinned! πŸ˜‰

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  26. Aww, she is so adorable Kim! And you made the process sound so easy. Even a craft-challenged person like me could do this, I believe! Love the sweet little halo too. Who would have ever thought of doing it with wire & buttons? Pinning.

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    1. Florence you could totally make these...they are so easy! And thank you for your sweet comment. As far as the wire and buttons go, I always try to use what I have on hand...and that's what I had! 😊Glad you like it!

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  27. Oh so cute! You did a good job! It will be adorable on the Christmas tree!!

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  28. She is so cute! Love easy to do ornaments. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Kristi…this one is certainly easy. 😊

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