Baby sock flower tutorial

Baby sock flower bouquets are a super-cute gift for a mother-to-be (or father-to-be).  They’re great as centerpieces for baby showers or to cheer up a delivery room. I was recently asked to make a bouquet for an office baby shower and decided to write up this tutorial after people commented on how difficult it looked. While they do look hard to make, they’re actually pretty easy as you’ll see.  The only thing is that they do require some time to put together.  Here’s a list of supplies you’ll need for this project:

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  • Floral wire
  • Floral tape
  • Baby socks (I used the newborn size but I do recommend a bigger size as they are easier to roll and make the roses look bigger)
  • Wire cutters
  • A vase
  • Lollipop sticks – I used chopsticks this time around because I didn’t have lollipop sticks on hand but you can also use a long piece of floral wire, etc.
    Optional supplies:
  • Greenery for decoration purposes only (I cut some leaves off of the roses in my backyard)
  • Tulle (I weaved it between the socks to make the bouquet look fuller)
  • Vase filler (I used candy as the filler but you can use just about anything like rocks, marbles, etc. – anything that you think is cute!)
  • Ribbon

Let’s get started! I start out by cutting the floral wire into 3-4 inch pieces then using small strips of the floral tape to connect them to the sticks (floral tape sticks to itself so wrapping it around the wire and stick a couple of times does the trick perfectly):

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Set the sticks aside for later.

Now, let’s move on to the socks. Lay a baby sock on a flat surface and begin rolling up at one end (it doesn’t matter which end you begin with).  Continue rolling the sock until it’s completely rolled into a cute little rosebud.

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After the sock is rolled up nicely, grab the stick with the floral wire attached. Part of the stick should go inside whichever side you decide is the bottom of the sock bud. You can then use the floral wire and wrap it around the bottom of the rolled up sock to attach it to the stick.

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Once all of your baby socks are rolled up and attached to the sticks, they are ready to go into the vase.

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Use any of the optional materials to decorate your bouquet. First, I used the leaves and added them to the sticks with floral tape (same way I connected the wire tothe stick). I then added some candy to the bottom of the vase. It actually helped in stabilizing each stick since they were kind of top-heavy and kept tipping over. If you run into this issue, try cutting the sticks shorter if you don’t want to add filler into the vase.  Finally, I cut some tulle into rectangular pieces, stuffed them between each stick, and tied a cute ribbon around the vase.  Voila! Just like that, you’re baby sock bouquet is ready!

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I hope you’ll find this tutorial helpful. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or comments!