This would be the perfect gift for ME! I’m always stealing DH’s socks. 😀
This is the gift that you saw in the Easter Bucket gift holder that I made for my SIL. Here’s the link to that post. Remember I told you that her birthday is actually on April Fool’s Day (poor thing) and so I just had to make a cute little “joke gift”? You know that joke that goes, “Hey this looks like a cupcake but really it’s socks.” Yeah, that joke just never gets old. LOL.
This is such a cute idea. Too bad I didn’t come up with it! If you look around you’ll find tons of tutorials for this project going back years and years. So, there’s no right way to do this, just make it the way that works for you. You can even make this with baby socks…I’ve seen it done a bunch and it’s cute!
Here’s What you Will Need:
- Fluffy Socks
- Some kind of container to put the socks in for gift giving.
- Maybe…a rubber band.
That useless crown container on the left holds the cupcake. I think I cut it at 4″, but you can adjust it based on your socks. I couldn’t find really fluffy socks this time of year, so I bought these Dr. Scholls spa socks at WalMart. They have little “no slip” pads on the bottom so I turned the socks inside out. “No Slip” pads look stupid on a cupcake, even a fake one. Then I put the two socks together, one on top of the other, and rolled them up. You might want to secure them with a rubber band at the bottom OR you might not. It’s up to you. I made these way in advance of SIL’s b’day and I didn’t want them to come undone in the interim, so I rubber banded them. I think it’s probably a good idea. However, some people have rolled the socks a little differently and used one sock to hold the other sock in place. I can’t tell you how to do that, because I haven’t tried it, but it’s possible.
Here we are at the top of the cupcake. Hello down there!
After you’ve gotten your sock cake all rolled up and secured, you just adjust the layers so they look like frosting. That little hole in the middle is where I stuck my fake cherry. You can find “fake cherries” which are really known as Pom Poms, in your local craft store. A pack of 8 really big ones cost me about a dollar. 😉 Also, I think the ones I got are too big, but … whatever. It’s done now. LOL
So…TA DA!! A fake cupcake that’s make out of socks! Also, it looks like soft serve ice cream so you could put a plastic spoon in it, wrap it up and give that. Wouldn’t that be cute accompanied with a gift card to a ice cream place? Or…maybe that’s just really twisted to give someone socks that look like food and then give them a gift card to go buy their food elsewhere. Hmmm…
Oh well, you know what I say? You can eat ice cream and/or cupcakes and no matter how much you eat…a gift of socks will almost always fit. LOL!