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5 Minutes or Less: No-Slip Socks

Posted By Jocie On February 2, 2012 @ 7:00 am In DIY,The Better Half | 14 Comments

“5 Minutes or Less” will be on on-going series dedicated to quick and fun crafts and DIY projects that you can do in five minutes or less. This segment came to being because in our busy life it was difficult making the time for the involved and time-consuming projects that I love. We would love to feature your ideas too, so don’t forget to take lots of pictures of your next “5 Minutes or Less” DIY and send ‘em our way!

This week’s project is making no-slip socks. As you may have read in previous posts, Lucy just turned ONE and is starting to walk. I try to keep soft shoes on her most of the time, but when we’re just around the house, that is sometimes a bit of a chore. So to keep her from slipping on the wood floors and to keep her little toesies warm, I made No-Slip Socks!


  • Socks
  • Puffy Paint

First, I went to Target and bought a big bag of socks. My favs are the low-cut socks, but really you can pick any socks you want, but solids will work best if you want to draw your own designs or words.  Here’s a coupon if you want to buy at Target also.  :)

While you’re there, also buy some Puffy Paint.  I love the glittery ones! Pick contrasting colors to your socks.  If your socks are light in color, pick bright, darker colors.  If your socks are dark, pick lighter, pastel, or white.

Once you get home, wash the socks and dry on high heat.  You want to make sure the socks have shrunk as much as they will so that they don’t shrink at all after you put the puffy paint on, otherwise the puffy paint will crinkle.

Flatten out the socks, heel facing up.

Then draw designs or words on the socks. Get creative – names, sayings, stripes, starts, polka dots. You can do no wrong! My favorite  pair of socks I made says “Lulu” because that is the affectionate nickname that Izzie gave her when she was a baby.

Let dry for 24 hours (ish) and enjoy.

Have you done this? Any tips?  Send us your pix and we’ll include them in our post!

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