How to Make Grippy Socks

Last updated 09/20/2019 | |

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I've learned something important since Little Peanut started walking... toddlers and hardwood floors don't mix!

After watching her slip and slide for a day or two, I knew she was going to need some extra help.

Grippy socks aren't just for toddlers...these no-skid socks are easy to make and give steady footing for kids, Grandma, or in yoga class.

As adorable as these grippy socks are, I didn't want to buy them when she already had plain socks that could be grippi-fied. 😉

It was time to experiment.

I stopped at Michael's after work and got a pack of fabric paint (using a 40% off coupon, of course). You can also get fabric paint on Amazon.

Grippy socks aren't just for toddlers...these no-skid socks are easy to make and give steady footing for kids, Grandma, or in yoga class.
Then I laid out some clean, washed socks, heel side up.

The directions on the fabric paint suggested to practice on a paper towel. "I don't need to do that!" I thought. "How hard could it be?"

Ahem. These were supposed to be daisies. Practice on a paper towel first.

Grippy socks aren't just for toddlers...these no-skid socks are easy to make and give steady footing for kids, Grandma, or in yoga class.

Properly chastened, I decided to start with straight lines. Much easier!

Grippy socks aren't just for toddlers...these no-skid socks are easy to make and give steady footing for kids, Grandma, or in yoga class.

Grippy socks aren't just for toddlers...these no-skid socks are easy to make and give steady footing for kids, Grandma, or in yoga class.

Once I got into the swing of things, I was able to make teeny little hearts on her teeny little socks.

Grippy socks aren't just for toddlers...these no-skid socks are easy to make and give steady footing for kids, Grandma, or in yoga class.

It only took a few minutes to paint these and about 4 hours for them to dry. Now if I could just find the match to that heart sock...Grippy socks aren't just for toddlers...these no-skid socks are easy to make and give steady footing for kids, Grandma, or in yoga class.

You could even use this method to make yourself some slipper socks, yoga socks, or make no-skid socks for your Grandma. She'll love them!

Grippy socks aren't just for toddlers...these no-skid socks are easy to make and give steady footing for kids, Grandma, or in yoga class.

Grippy socks aren't just for toddlers...these no-skid socks are easy to make and give steady footing for kids, Grandma, or in yoga class.

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