I found a few tutorials that were, well, needlessly complicated. I thank them for their inspiration, but seriously: too complicated, ladies! Here's my DIY Sock Bracelet Display. I had one all done in about twenty minutes, and even then I could have saved a lot of time if I had bothered to use new, sharp scissors. Bonus points: you can make this a no-sew display, if you're smart about step 0.
Anyway, here it is: Kokoba's No-Fuss Sock Bracelet Display
Step 0: Materials, assemble!
- One pair knee socks, in a color or pattern of your choice. (You can make this a no-sew project if you find tube socks, but I didn't.)
- Rocks, for weight (in the black plastic bag).
- Thread (to match the sock color).
Step 1: Prep the sock.
Cut off the foot of the sock, so you have a tube of fabric.
Step 2: Prep the scraps.
Cut a circle to fit your tube from the leftover scrap of foot fabric. If you bought tube socks, you don't need to do this. Unless, of course, you want your display to have a closed stitched end, in which case either find something in your stash that matches, or sacrifice the other tube sock.
Step 3: Sock, reassemble!
Pin and sew the circle to your sock. Don't forget to turn the sock inside out before you pin and sew!
You can sew up the other end as well, leaving a hole for the stuffing to be sewed up at the end. But well, in the parlance of the Internet:
Step 4: Stuff it like a turkey.
This step is self explanatory. I mixed in some gravel and pebbles in with the stuffing, to give the display a bit of weight so it wouldn't just roll around willy-nilly. Or perhaps that wasn't necessary. I'll have to conduct later experimentation on the other sock in the pair to find out!
Step 5: ????
Step 6: Profit!
You can secure the bracelets with pins as necessary; you can also find a sock with a neat (unobtrusive) pattern if black isn't your thing. The only problem is that this is just a little too big to properly display my memory wire bracelets. Fortunately I still have another knee sock to mess around with!
There you go! Easy as pie, right?