I know I am not the only one who LOVED Organize & Decorate Everything’s “Lost Sock Board“- that item seemed hot hot HOT! I knew the moment I saw it I had to have my own- so I made one.
First, I got to work making the fun clothes pins! I just cut strips of scrapbook paper to fit the front of each pin. No need to cover the back since it will be glued to the board anyway!
Next, me and my 2 kids (ages 3 and almost 2) simply Mod Podged the paper to the pins. 1 layer of Mod Podge, then the paper, then another layer of Mod Podge. Set aside and let dry.
(so easy a half-asleep 1 year old can do it!)
Then I got one of these boards from my stash (IKEA- As Is Section- 99 cents) and I just roughly sanded the edges.
I added some vinyl letters to the top and hot glued my clothes pins to the board. (Probably should’ve measured the spacing for the pins- the uneven gaps will probably bug me forever!
I stapled a ribbon to the back side to hang and its done!
Now I just need about 4 more boards since I have a bazillion lost socks! I plan to make puppets someday with the realllly old ones, just haven’t gotten around to it yet!
This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in January 2010.