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If you’re like me, your sock drawer is full of single socks that have never found their mates … probably because they were hidden at the bottom of the sock drawer and not out in the open. So I’m remedying that by making my own Lost Sock sign with clothespins to hang the single socks looking for their
soul sole mates! And I’m sharing my sign tutorial with you along with some of my laundry tips below. Seriously, this is a simple tutorial. If you can use a paintbrush and a hammer, you can make this sign! And it won’t cost you very much to make either. Fortunately, I already had all of the supplies needed, but if you use scrap wood and leftover paint, then this project should cost you less than $10-15 to make. Ready for the tutorial? You’re going to need a few supplies:
- wooden board
- stir stick
- paint brush
- 2 sawtooth hangers (with nails)
- epoxy or hot glue (I prefer epoxy)
- vinyl and a diecutting machine OR stencils and paint
First, use your hammer to nail your sawtooth hangers onto the upper back of your board. Do this BEFORE you paint or else you risk messing up your paint job. (I write this tip with experience, trust me!)Next, paint your board – don’t forget to paint the sides, top, and bottom. Next, I used my diecutting machine to cut out vinyl to apply to my sign, but if you don’t have a diecutting machine, you can get the same effect by using premade stencils or making your own stencils by printing out your words in your chosen font and cutting out the letters to create a stencil which you can then tape to the board, outline with a pencil, and then freehand paint. If you use vinyl, you may need to apply a finishing modpodge to keep the letters from peeling off the wood.
Next, attach your clothespins. I used epoxy because it REALLY holds, but if you want to use your glue gun, go for it, just don’t go overboard with the glue because that is why things sometimes break off – too much glue. If you use epoxy, be sure to let it dry for 2-3 hours before using. Boom! You’re done! Go hang up your new sign in your laundry room! I’m lucky that I’ve already found my soulmate and I don’t need to be stuck up on the Lost Socks board. And I’m lucky that my soulmate likes to snuggle up with me in freshly washed blankets and binge watch movies (or TV shows, because let’s face it, TV is much better than the movies these days!). To keep the blankets soft and smelling fresh, I use Snuggle® Ultra Blue Sparkle fabric conditioner along with Snuggle Scent Boosters® in blue iris bliss® scent. The two are soulmates and they work better together! Snuggle Ultra Blue Sparkle fabric conditioner provides your family’s laundry with 30 Days of Freshness and Snuggly Softness® and Snuggle Scent Boosters provide your family’s clothing with long-lasting scent which can really Make a Snifference™. I picked up my Snuggle fabric condition and Snuggle Scent Boosters at Sam’s Club where you can find exclusive savings on Snuggle products in the March Instant Savings Book. The blue iris bliss Snuggle Scent Boosters conveniently come in easy-to-use single packs. Be sure to follow the directions on the package and loosely pack clothing in the washer when using Snuggle Scent Boosters to ensure all garments receive a long-lasting scent boost! And do NOT over use the products by putting too much product in one load. Also, be sure to sign up for the FREE Snuggle Bear Den!
What are your favorite OLD movies or OLD TV shows? I just binged Fuller House and I’m looking for some nostalgic older shows to watch while snuggled up on the couch under a soft blanket (probably because the AC is on) with my Mister. Let me know in the comments!