House slippers should be called stoppers instead. After all, they are not made for slipping and sliding. They are supposed to prevent accidental falls while keeping feet warm. Some are nothing more than thick socks with rubber-like tread on the bottoms. Although they do not have soles, they work exceptionally well to stop people from falling on slick floors. They are not always cheap. On the contrary, they can cost considerably more than ordinary slippers, even the anklet varieties. Find out how you can make a pair of non-slip socks with tread, and stop buying overpriced booties with textured bottoms. They will work just as well, look just as good and they can be made in creative ways.
You do not need many supplies to make a pair of non-slip socks. All you will need is a bottle of puff paint, two pieces of eight-inch by four-inch cardboard or cardstock and thick cotton socks of your choice. They are incredibly comfy, and they will keep your feet warm and dry. Cotton naturally absorbs moisture, and they are a fantastic alternative to booties or slippers with soles.
Begin by sliding a piece of cardboard or cardstock into each sock. It will serve as a barrier to prevent the puff paint from soaking through to the other side of the material.
Next, smooth out the soles of the socks with your hand. They should not have wrinkles or creases that would interfere with the application of the non-slip material.
Apply dots of puff paint that are about the size of a pencil eraser. Apply the thickly and as evenly as possible. Randomly apply the dots, or create a fun pattern on both soles. Make flowers, smiley faces, initials, hearts or anything desired. The puff paint should dry completely before removing the cardboard or cardstock barrier. More importantly, the paint must be fully dry before attempting to wear them.
Washing and Drying Instructions
A pair of non-slip socks can be washed in a washing machine, but special care should be taken. Turn them inside out, and wash them on a delicate or hand wash cycle. Do not place them in the dryer. To keep the non-slip texture from cracking and coming off, line dry your slipper socks or lay them flat on top of the dryer. They will last a lot longer. In any case, if the texture ever comes off, you can touch it up with additional puff paint in a matter of minutes.
Source: Advanced Crafting Experience