Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Baby Sock Specimen Art

Today I was storing away some baby clothes. I could of just cried. I held every little outfit and cuddled it! I came across a baby sock and it fit right on my thumb.

As all mothers do, I want to keep lots of outfits because they give me the warm fuzzies. It seems like such a shame to stuff them into a spacebag and have them just sit there though.

Aha! An idea!

I have this shadowbox frame that I super glued some keys in. I'm not really happy with the frame color or the fact you can see the glue all over the keys. Oh and it fell off the wall and got busted.

I gave the shadowbox many many coats of white paint. I did not sand or prime. I know, I know. By the way, a dish green scrubbie doesn't do well as sandpaper. LOL, just a little FYI.

I popped in a light piece of scrapbook paper, pinned the socks in place, and used letter stickers for each kiddos initial. Tada! Laundry room art!

Now when I'm standing in the laundry room folding my life away, I can remember when they were sooo tiny and it will make it so much better.

Keep an eye out for more laundry room projects! The laundry/mudroom is my current project. Here's what's up- a little laundry organization, shoe storage, de-brown laminating, family calendar, and bench seating.

Until next time!

Cost: FREE
white paint: found in house when we moved in
baby socks: obviously used and free
shadowbox: reclaimed free
pins: had on hand
scrapbook paper: had on hand
letters: out of craigslist lot that I had

Beyond The Picket Fence


  1. That is really such a cute project. I have a shadow box I haven't done anything with. This might be a perfect use. Thanks so much for linking up to my party. I hope to see you at next week's party again.

  2. This is the cutest thing I've seen! I'm going to dig out the boys baby socks and do something similar, thanks for sharing

  3. So sweet! Those baby clothes are so hard to part with! Perfect laundry room art!

  4. This is such a cute idea! I may have to make one with my boys socks!

  5. Thanks for following me- Im returning the favor. I loved visiting your blog and found your layout to be adorable!

  6. Very cute idea's!! I am returning the favor and now follwoing your blog! Thanks for following me!

    Happy Blogging!

  7. This is a great idea. Thanks for the follow, I look forward to reading your blog.

  8. What a precious idea!!!! My youngest is 21 - I wonder if I have any socks left laying around the house..... Oh! Oh!!! I just remembered those cute little white socks with rows and rows of lace on the edge that they used to wear to church!!! I see a frame in my future!

    Following back!

  9. Your creativity deserves an award, so I'm going to indulge it!

  10. What a great idea. I am often wondering what to do with various things that I want to keep but just end up storing in a box. My kids are 5 and 2 so a lot of memorabilia and precious things. G

  11. What a great way to store mementos! I featured you today on my favorite things :)

  12. What an adorable idea! Great way to remember just how tiny their feet was.

  13. i really love this, so sweet!! what a brilliant and darling thing to do.

  14. I am in love with this idea--so sweet! Thanks for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

  15. AWW! So sweet! Great job!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  16. Very cute idea! I would love for you to link up any of your projects to my Ten Buck Tuesday link parties!

    And, I'm a new follower :)

  17. That's so adorable! I'll have to remember this when I have children. Visiting from Tatertots & Jello

  18. That is so stinkin cute! Get it? babies feet are edible, certainly not stinky til the get about 9! Thanks for joining in. XO

  19. You kids are so darn creative...sure wish I would have thought of that years ago for my kiddies, well maybe the Grandkids will let me steal some of theirs! Coming from Debbies and glad I did

  20. What a wonderful idea! The sock monster lives at our house and always eats just one sock. We have dozens of lonely socks waiting for their mates to return home. However, when your kids are 16 and 20, their socks aren't quite as charming!

  21. Awesome idea for everyone!

  22. Oh my gosh, that is so adorable!!! what a great idea.

  23. That is such a sweet momento. I love it! Found you @ Momnivore's dilemma

  24. What a darling idea for the laundry room. Sure makes folding clothes a lil easier, eh?

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice! Hope to see you back this Thursday.


  25. I was cleaning out behind my dryer and guess what?! I can do this project! I gave away all of my baby clothes from all three children because they were doing me no good. Then I saw this post and thought "shoot... I should have thought of this". (I always wanted to do bronze baby shoes but I never put them in shoes until after 12mos and by then the shoes were torn up). Anyhow... I now have about a dozen mismatched baby socks from the kiddos! And cleared out a fire hazard.

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