A Valentine for Him: The Sock Bouquet

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

I'm (and most girls are) extremely easy to get gifts for on Valentine's Day. However, I have the classic woman problem of finding it very hard to come up with good gifts for my guy each year. 

Flowers, candles, chocolates, and jewelry don't really apply to my guy and maybe not yours either. Practical gifts such as socks are always good but lose that fun quality.

That's why I combined a classic Valentine's Day gift (flowers) with a gift that will get some good use (socks).

Here's how I made The Man Bouquet...

To have my sock flowers on green stems I quickly dyed some skewers green with dark green Rit dye, rinsed them, and let them dry.

I laid each sock out so that the heel was pointing up and started rolling it from the toe first to the opening. 

Making sure the sock was tightly rolled, I pinned each flower with a pin. Just make sure your guy knows they're in there if you do this.

I used a bit of green tissue paper in a jar to make it a little more pretty. Doesn't it look like leaves?

Then I just stuck each flower in making sure that the pinned side is pointing towards the back.

And that's it! A simple and practical Valentine's Day gift for any guy in your life. I know mine's going to get a kick out of it!

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  1. Too cute!! It's always hard to find something for guys!

  2. The sock bouquet is hilarious - I may just have to do that!

    New follower from GFC blog hop.

  3. VERY fun! Thanks for sharing the great idea. Patti

  4. So awesome!!! Love the brilliant idea! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial!
    Have a fabulous week!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  5. Hi Jessica, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from DIY Dreamer.

    What a clever idea! You're right, guys just don't like the same things girls do for little gifts, do they?

    Anyway, thanks for posting this. If you’ve never visited yet, I hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

  6. Lovely blog and what a great gift idea, im a new follower from GFC blog hop


  7. What a great idea! My husband needs socks, so I might just have to try this.

    I host a link party each Thursday and would love for you to share this.

    Thanks for the great post!


  8. So creative! (and so stealing this idea for my hubby ;) )


  9. This is such a cute and useful idea!!! Everybody needs socks!!!!

  10. So cute idea! It's quite brilliant! Thank you for sharing

  11. Ha! I lover your 'get a kick out of it' at the end. What a fun idea.

  12. This is adorable! I'm totally doing this for my hubby for valentine's day. He needs some new socks anyway :)

  13. Very cute and unique idea! I would love to have you share them over at my new Pinterest Power Party!


  14. Oh, my goodness, my hubby need socks so badly! This will be perfect for Valentine's day. Pinned. I’d love it if you visited and shared some of your great ideas at One Creative Weekend on OneCreativeMommy.com. The next party starts tonight at 8:00 PM MST. I hope you'll be there!

  15. That is really cute and fun. I'm sure my hubby would love it!

  16. What a GREAT bouquet!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

  17. Haha! Great idea! I suppose you could roll up underwear too!

  18. Oh that is so great!! I know Sam needs new socks and I keep telling him to buy some! Guess what he's getting for Valentines day???!! Love it!

  19. Can I just say that I love this? I never know what to get for my husband for Valentine's Day. This is so great. Thanks for sharing it at the Season'S Best {Valentine} Link-Up. Love it!


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