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Tie Dyed Sox
By Sandy Laipply


Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic. This project needs extra coverage. You can use black trash bags. Use masking tape to hold in place.


Main supplies:

  • White Cotton Tube Socks
  • Tulip Cool Color Spray ™ in colors of choice
  • Elmer’s™ Glue All™
  • Lightweight cardboard or construction paper

Basic Supplies:

  • Toothpicks
  • Scissors
  • Trash bag or other plastic table covering
  • Masking tape
  • Scrap cardboard
  • Pencil
  • Ruler


This project features notes or instructions in Adobe Reader format. If you
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Click here to download the Football Pattern. (PDF)


1.Wash and dry socks.  Do not use fabric softener.  Cut cardboard strips to fit inside socks. Ours are 3 ½” wide and 12 inches long.  Use as many strips as needed.  Roll socks down and insert cardboard inside socks.  Unroll socks and position as desired.

2. Draw pattern and cut out, if desired. If not using pattern, freehand design. Place socks on protected surface and apply glue by squeezing from bottle. Apply to one side of sock.  If necessary use toothpick to help spread glue. Let dry.

3. Apply glue to other side of socks. Let dry.

4. Make sure surface is protected with plastic table covering.  Spray desired colors on socks, until entire sock is covered.  Holding bottle close gives more vibrant color.  Let dry.

5. Remove cardboard from inside socks.  Wait 72 hours. Wash socks to remove glue.  Line dry.

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