UP-CYCLED PLAY SOCK DOUGHNUTS

Not too long ago, I stumbled upon a tutorial for making play doughnuts for children from socks. The individual who had made them had bought new socks since she was making them as a gift for a child in her family. However, I thought that it might be a wonderful use for those socks that you lost the mate to or that have worn through so much that they really cannot be repaired.

After thoroughly cleaning some very worn white socks and removing the toe section, I rolled them up into the doughnut shapes and stitched the edges down. Then I used the sleeve section of an old brown blouse to cover the sock. I stitched that down as well. By using various other old t-shirts and cast-offs, I was able to create “chocolate”, “cake” and “strawberry” doughnuts.

With the basic doughnut shape completed, I then followed the rest of her tutorial in cutting the felt “icing” circles, decorating them with stitched “sprinkles,” and gluing them in place on the doughnut to cover the stitching lines. They looked so realistic that my children (teens!) expressed disappointment when investigation revealed that they were only imitations! Thank you to Kimberly Mueller for her imaginative tutorial.

“O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.”         Psalm 34:8

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