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  1. Joan
    Joan at · Reply

    Love this! So original and might I add Canadian! It would also be so cute in Hudson Bay stripes!

  2. cred
    cred at · Reply

    love this! I’m all about greys and red for christmas. And who can resist a little canadiana? This is great.

  3. Steph
    Steph at · Reply

    This rocks 🙂

  4. thousandislandsmama
    thousandislandsmama at · Reply

    Alex, this is your best yet!

    1. Alex
      Alex at · Reply

      My best yet? Damn I need to take a bow then. LOL

  5. Ashley
    Ashley at · Reply

    This is a really cute idea!

    I love the look of work socks, too. Right now Joe Fresh has kids sweater dresses that totally remind me of work socks. So cool.

    1. Alex
      Alex at · Reply

      Bluenotes had a sweater in their men’s line that was a giant work sock and I totally missed out on buying it like the Canadian winter dressing nerd that I am.

  6. Victoria • Restoring our Victorian
    Victoria • Restoring our Victorian at · Reply

    If you had come to my house, and made a pile of those supplies… I would have never in a million years gotten anything usable out of it. Let alone something so adorable. Love the yarn!

  7. Stacey
    Stacey at · Reply

    Well SOCK IT TO ME, girl! That is just about the most creative thing I’ve seen in a long time. How in the world do you come up with this stuff? AMAZING! I love the simplicity of the natural wood with the blocks of color. The grey and red combo is perfect. Every time I see an embroidery hoop I think of YOU!

    1. Alex
      Alex at · Reply

      I have a bag and by bag I mean a big bag of them hanging out in the garage messing up James work space area. I just feel like they have so much potential.

  8. Amy D (LoveOnSunday)
    Amy D (LoveOnSunday) at · Reply

    Every time I read your blog my mouth is always open. And then I utter the words OMG. My co-workers must think I’m crazy. You are so creative and talented! LOVE THIS! The colours and textures make me so happy 🙂

    1. Alex
      Alex at · Reply

      And your cheque is in the mail…

  9. Jo-Anna
    Jo-Anna at · Reply

    How much do I love this wreath?! What a great idea to use socks!! Pinning!

  10. Melanieie
    Melanieie at · Reply

    This is so CUTE. I love it!

  11. Jennifer @ Brave New Home
    Jennifer @ Brave New Home at · Reply

    This turned out so lovely! Great concept : ]

  12. Kerry
    Kerry at · Reply

    Ooooh I love this! What an incredible wreath! Great work! 🙂

  13. Stephen Hughes
    Stephen Hughes at · Reply

    Creative – say it with socks!

  14. DIY Roundup: 5 Christmas Wreath Ideas | Yes Missy!

    […] Have some hole in your socks? Well this is a great way to refashion them into something festive and fun. This tutorial will show you how to uncycle old socks into a festive Christmas wreath. See the full tutorial here: North Story. […]

  15. Danielle from Storypiece
    Danielle from Storypiece at · Reply

    Alex… this is so pretty and clever! I love that you can translate this idea into any holiday or color scheme. You might be catching the “wreath” bug.

  16. Penny
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  17. sketchy styles (@RebeccaCaven)
    sketchy styles (@RebeccaCaven) at · Reply

    I cannot get over how much I love this wreath. It is stunning. And I guaran-freaking-tee this will be the only time i ever use the word stunning to describe old socks!!

  18. Inspire Me Heather
    Inspire Me Heather at · Reply

    Well now that is just too stinkin’ cute – love your wreath!

  19. runtspickins
    runtspickins at · Reply

    You make me want to never pass up another embroidery hoop – on sale or not.

  20. fynesdesigns
    fynesdesigns at · Reply

    This looks so fabulous! Love the yarn wrapped around to hide the seams, totally the idea I was looking for! Perfect indoor wreath!

  21. Alexis @ Persia Lou
    Alexis @ Persia Lou at · Reply

    This is genius-level crafting. I LOVE it. So glad I’ve found your blog. I will be following along. 🙂

  22. Alexis @ Persia Lou
    Alexis @ Persia Lou at · Reply

    And – If you have a minute, I’d love if you linked up to the Handmade Holiday Link Party over on my blog. 🙂

  23. meg
    meg at · Reply

    So VERY clever! Love this!


  24. Tara @ Suburble
    Tara @ Suburble at · Reply

    This is gorgeous, Alex! I love it! Pinning!

  25. Shauna Oberg
    Shauna Oberg at · Reply

    What a great idea. I’m always glad when people work out the project kinks before I attempt it!

  26. Dani @ lifeovereasy
    Dani @ lifeovereasy at · Reply

    Love it, clever girl! You may not have a weekend cabin but you definitely have a weekend cabin wreath. Which is 1 step closer than the rest of us. And if you walk around town holding that wreath, people will think you’re on your way to your weekend cabin. You can wear the socks too, and they’ll all sigh and wish they were you.

  27. Kathryn Blythe
    Kathryn Blythe at · Reply

    this is SPECTACULAR.

  28. Jolene
    Jolene at · Reply

    I should make one of these with glitter socks for my mother-in-law. She loves everything that sparkles. Who said disco was dead (not me of course), but you’re welcome to.

  29. Embroidery Hoop Wreath | pinfollow.me feeds
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    […] Repin Like I love the clever use of embroidery hoops to make a smart wreath form, and I love the combination of felt, socks and yarn to make the cozy central pattern. For the DIY, go here. […]

  30. Cheryl
    Cheryl at · Reply

    Popped over from Sarah richardsons instagram. Congrats on getting picked as one of the wreaths she featured. I think this such a clever idea. Thanks for sharing.

  31. Amy
    Amy at · Reply

    I love love this!!! My dad always wore those socks, I need to make one and maybe go thrift shop shopping with you!!

  32. Judy
    Judy at · Reply

    I mean really, how original is this? I too have a “wooden thing” (silhouette of deer purchased at St. Vincent thrift store), but I never would have thought to put it in the middle of a wreath. Love the wreath and trust, no sock monkeys were harmed in the making of this project!

  33. DIY Upcycled Christmas Wreath Of Socks
    DIY Upcycled Christmas Wreath Of Socks at ·

    […] get a good wreath form by the way. Then fit the form into the embroidery hoops. Finish the craft looking here and decorate your […]

  34. Wool Sock Christmas Wreath ‹ FYNES DESIGNSFYNES DESIGNS

    […] side. I added a ribbon to hide where the two socks meet at the top, and if I would have seen this sock wreath from Northstory sooner, I would have used her yarn idea to hide the bottom […]

  35. Midsommarflicka aka. Elena
    Midsommarflicka aka. Elena at · Reply

    I love this one! It confirms even more, that I gave to find some (a lot) embroidery hoops!!

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