Lost Socks

I’m running out the door in a few minutes for another “Women At Play” evening (see sidebar ad for more information), but I wanted to share a project that I whipped up this morning in less than 20 minutes…

I am convinced that my family keeps single socks out of the laundry just to make me crazy.  I used to think it was the sheets that ate them up, so I quit washing socks with the sheets, but I still end up with singles every single week.

I’m going mental!

I hate having single socks laying around in wait.

Today, I decided to jump on the missing-socks-plaque-bandwagon.

Piece of wood 3/4″ thick, cut to 11 by 10 inches.

Missing socks board - easy DIY - whipped out in 20 minutes!

I added one coat of paint, just to make it presentable,

then used my Silhouette to cut the lettering.

Missing socks - 2

You could probably hot glue the clothes pegs onto the board, but I didn’t trust them not to come off with a bit of pressure, so I pre-drilled a small hole in each of the pegs and then screwed them into the board.

Missing socks - 3

My favourite technique for hanging pictures – nail some narrow-headed nails into the back of the board, line it up against your wall (with a level on top) and then PUSH!

It only makes two small holes in your wall (versus one), but the picture/plaque will never tilt – it will always stay in place.

Missing socks - 4

As anti-interior-design this might be slot machines for money, I put the plaque in our bedroom – because that’s where I sort the laundry and always seem to end up with my singles.

Missing socks 2 - 1

This week it’s just three loners – but it’s also laundry day tomorrow, so I’m sure the pegs will fill up.

Missing socks 2 - 3

With one coat of paint, it dries pretty quickly – so I was done this entire project in an hour – and that includes 40 minutes of dry-time.

Easy DIY - make your own missing socks sign - Single, seeking mate


I’m off – glass fusion tonight!

Have a great one!

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2019-11-12T09:18:58-05:00September 26th, 2015|BUILD IT, CLEAN, DIY|20 Comments


  1. Emily Marie from A Pop of Red September 27, 2015 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    Cute! And I seem to lose them just to have them magically appear 2-3 loads later. Not sure how it happens.

    P.S. The pic at the end of the post is super funny today!

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  4. Cassy Hedges June 14, 2016 at 8:51 am - Reply

    Cute. I haven’t made one yet- but I was also worried about how to adhere clothespins. Can you tell me where you purchased yours and if you took them apart to get the screw in place? Thanks for sharing !

    • Shelly @ 100Things2Do.ca July 4, 2016 at 11:08 am - Reply

      Mine were plastic clothespins from the dollar store and I didn’t have to take them apart at all – just angle your drill (a bit awkwardly perhaps) and screw them into place. If you were to use wood clothespins, I’d probably stick with a super glue or epoxy glue – I think putting a screw through that small a piece of wood might cause it to break. Good luck!

  5. Theresa July 10, 2016 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    How did you adhere the letters

    • Shelly @ 100Things2Do.ca July 28, 2016 at 8:35 am - Reply

      These were cut with the Silhouette on adhesive vinyl, so they stuck on like stickers. Just as easy would be to buy actual stickers from Michael’s or the Dollar store and attach them.

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    Hi!! Love this ! Was curious what font you used?

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    Hi! What is the paint brand and name you used on this please?

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      It’s been awhile, but I believe it was Metropolis by Benjamin Moore. You can get a tester pot for about $8.

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