The Christmas Sock Bins Are Overflowing

One of the cool things about the holidays, are the things that you can find at dirt cheap prices, if you know what to look for. Let’s talk about socks, for instance. You can find a boat load of holiday socks in almost every store you visit, and luckily for me, I have a KMart within walking distance from me.

The holiday sock bins are overflowing with socks that will probably make their way into hundreds of Christmas stockings this year, and this is the time to pick up a bunch of them because they are about a buck! Not only finding socks in your Christmas stocking is fun, but you can also use them to make “Sock Bunnies”!

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I picked up a few pair that I found in the huge sock bin and I mostly look for socks with cool stripes on them, or something that stands out about them, like the colors. You can usually find me standing in front of a sock bin talking to myself while digging through the piles saying “Ooooh yeah, I like that one” or “I wonder if they have another one just like this“. No matter what, it is sock porn plain and simple.

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I did a post back in March of 2013, Anatomy Of A Sock Bunny that you might want to check out for a great tutorial on how to make a sock bunny, so I won’t bore you with all the details again. Just one click, and you will be on your way to making your own sock bunnies, which are easier than you think. One of the funnest parts of making sock bunnies are adding the embellishments, like some cool eyes, a nose, a jingle bell necklace, and of course, a frilly tulle tutu!

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The Christmas sock bins were overflowing, and I made my selections of some fancy pairs, and got to work creating some Christmas Sock Bunnies.

When making a sock bunny, you will always have a leftover piece of sock. Ever since I started making them, I never threw away that extra sock that I had, because I thought that I might need it one day for something. And, while making my Christmas sock bunnies, I found a use for that extra sock! I made some sock toys for Nikita and Bella!  The dogs watched me the entire time I was sewing up the sock bunny, hoping that they would get it. They would come over and sit next to me and try to “snatch” it off my lap, and that is how I got the thought to make them each a sock toy.

Nikitas Sock Toy

Oh boy, I was right! They loved their sock tube (is what I called it) and ran all over the house with them. When Bella gets a new toy, she prances all around the house with it as if to say “look at me, I got a new toy“, while Nikita takes her new toy back to her pet bed and guards it from Bella. After all of the prancing, Bella ended up napping with it on the couch.

Dog Toy Made with Sock

We don’t have any pampered dogs in our house, just happy ones!

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13 thoughts on “The Christmas Sock Bins Are Overflowing

    • Hello Larry! Thanks for stopping by today and we’re glad you liked our Christmas Sock Bunnies! I just subscribed to your blog and I hope you subscribed to ours too! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all of you too!

    • Hey Will! Actually Nikita and Bella are really good with their stuffies. Even when they are playing tug-of-war with one of them, it has been awhile that I had to sew up a stuffie for them.

  1. Hi Y’all!

    I doubt a sock toy is in my future…at least not one I’m allowed to take to bed. I tend to tear stuffies up immediately. If my Human wants them to last for more than 5 minutes, I’m only allowed to carry them around when we are outdoors. Then I get paid a treat to give the toy up before we go inside.

    Merry Christmas!
    Hawk aka BrownDog

    • Oh my goodness, you must be going through withdrawls by not getting to snuggle with a sock bunny inside the house! We need to figure out a way to make you some more durable stuffies!

      Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you & the gang!

  2. I know Mom will never make me a sock bunny with a tutu. She is not a sewing type of person. She will go to the tailor if a button falls off her jacket! But I think I stand a chance of getting a sock tube somewhere down the road! Brilliant! I will be as happy with it as your babies are.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

    • Oh Cupcake, I truly believe that your Mommy could handle making a sock bunny. I think she might just be scared to mess something up, but don’t worry, it’s easy to make. As for you getting a sock tube, I definitely see that in your near future! Make sure your Mommy puts in a few squeakers in that sock tube for ya!

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