Recently while shopping for Zelda I feel in love with a pair of pom pom socks but couldn’t justify the $26 price tag. While scrolling through Oriental Trading one evening (my guilty pleasure since I was 10), I came across a large bag of pom poms and had a genius idea to make the socks myself. How hard could it be? I promptly ordered a pair of white socks so they would arrive at the same time, forcing me to complete my genius idea rather than turning it into a DIY fail with a bag of poms living in the corner of my living room for the next 3 years because I never had socks to put them on.
We can all relate, we have all done it! This project is super simple and even more adorable BUT if you don’t know how to use a hot glue gun it could be a bit disastrous. So just follow my steps below and you should be golden. I hope with this insight you don’t end up swearing at the sock like I did.
I learned some helpful tips that I hope will help your project go smoother and maybe even profanity free! First, if you have one of those small hot glue guns I would recommend using that. It’s easier to hold and work with, but if you’ve just got a regular sized one around, it won’t make or break your project. Turn the gun on to the lowest setting and set aside. While it’s warming up, I would highly suggest that you lay out your pom pom pattern before the gluing begins. This allows you to adjust the size and color flow to your liking instead of frantically moving the pom poms around as you go.
When your glue gun is hot, apply glue to the pom pom away from the sock. If you apply the glue while standing over the sock I promise it’s going to end up on the sock and create a headache for you. I also would not recommend putting the glue onto the sock and then sticking the pom pom to it, excess glue is going to show around the edges of the pom pom and you will be pissed! So, apply the glue to the pom pom away from your sock, following the pattern you previously laid out. Easy!