Hello, Crafty Friends and DIYers!! I will be hosting day #11 of the 31 Days of Handmade Christmas Ornaments!!
And today, I will be doing a remake of a popular holiday favorite... but with a twist. Today, I will be showing you how to make No-Sew Sock Penguins. It is a remake and miniature version of the popular No-Sew Sock Snowmen! You can revisit my original tutorial post here.
Low Cut Socks
Super Soft/ Fuzzy Toe Socks
Hot Glue gun & Sticks
Roll of Tulle
Flat back Pearls
Mulberry Leaves, Bells (Optional)
I started by cutting a the heel and ankle off of each sock. making sure to cut across evenly. These will be the penguin bodies.
For the inside stuffing I cut tulle into 4" squares. I added about 2 Tbls of rice to the center and tied it closed with twine creating a sachet.
Using a plastic cup to hold my sock up right, I inserted my sachet. I filled the remainder of the sock with about a handful and a half of polyester fiberfill. Then used more twine to tie close and snipped the excess twine off.
For the simple beanie hat I love to use "toe socks"! I cut the sock in half (4" from the toes seems to be the midway point).
I gather all the "toes" and tie them together in a bunch... yes, with (you guessed it) more twine and trim the ends. This part will be out hat.
Cut a 2" strip from the remain sock piece. Snip one end to create a strip. This will be the scarf.
I cut a 1" heart and a 2" oval for the head and belly. Then adhered the pieces onto the body with hot glue.
I used my glue gun again, this time attaching the hat onto the top of the head. Then, I used decorative cord to tie a knot and make a loop. I hot glued the loop to the top of the hat.
For eyes, I used flat back pearls and colored them with a black Sharpie. Then glued them onto the felt heart to make the beginnings of the penguin's face.
For his little beak, I simply drew a triangle use orange
I didn't have green leaves so I just shaded some brown I had. then hot glued the leaves along with a bell onto the the beanies.
And here are my adorable sock penguins!!!
These little cuties were made with regular (no separated toe) socks,
Can't find black socks... well, nix the heart faces and oval bellies and opt for white socks instead! Then you have SNOWMEN! And these cuties have button instead of flat-back pearls for eyes!
I hope you enjoyed my project for today!!
Thank you so much for hopping along with us!!
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