Missing socks are often the butt of jokes in and around the laundry room. No one seems to know where they go. Some blame their disappearance on the washing machine, while others say that a mysterious sock culprit is to blame. Whether they have been devoured by the inner workings of the washer or they are hiding with dust bunnies under the beds, their mates can be used as part of the decorating scheme. Use these fun and creative ideas for wall decor, and pair them up again while adding a whimsical display to your laundry area.
Hang a Sock Line on a Bare Wall
Stop blaming the washing machine for making your socks disappear. Many people are convinced that the dryer is turning them into layers of lint. Their remains can be found in the lint trap along with pet hair, glitter and fluff from other fabrics. In reality, they are probably hiding in between articles of clothing with a load that has yet to be washed. For a fun and creative way to reunite them, hang 24 inches of clothesline across a bare wall. Be sure to add several clothespins. The line, clothespins and single socks can be used as laundry room decor until they are reunited with their mates.
Post a Chalkboard Reward Sign with Spring-Style Clothespins
A framed chalkboard is perfect for decorating a laundry room wall, especially when saving and sorting missing socks. Glue spring-style wooden clothespins to the bottom of a framed chalkboard. Add a splash of color by painting the frame first. Write up a reward sign using a stick of chalk, and use the board as a message center and a fun and ever-changing display. Clip socks without mates to the bottom portion of the frame. Remove them as their mates turn up. In time you will discover that they are not really disappearing in the washing machine or the dryer, and they have not slinked off to the land of missing socks.
Add Peel-and-Stick Text for a Whimsical Display
If a chalkboard is not your style, add a touch of whimsy to your sock line by adding peel-and-stick text just above the line or board on the wall. You can add something as short and simple as the word wanted, or you can add a clever saying. Single and Seeking a Mate would be a fun and clever quote for a missing sock display. Delve into your humorous side, and add a saying of your choice. Not only will it add to the laundry room decorating scheme, but it will also help you to keep better track of and pair up your missing socks.
Source: Professional Home Decorating Experience and Advanced Crafting Experience