Sock Cupcake Tutorial

Sock Cupcake Gift Idea I came across some adorable Sock Cupcakes on Etsy and decided they looked pretty easy to create and would be a perfect gift for my daughters teachers for the Holiday. I’ll be pairing them with a gift card to Amazon. Let’s start making some, shall we?
One pair fuzzy socks – I got mine at JCP for $4 for two pair.
One red pom-pom
Cardstock – to create cupcake liner and tag (I used a piece of 12×12 cardstock scrapbook paper)
Glue or tape

Start by rolling up the pair of socks, I started at the toe and rolled making sure to keep the bottom flat (so that the cupcake stands upright).
The image above is the top part of the rolled sock and the image below is the bottom – see how it is flat?
Once you are done rolling grab a rubber band, piece of yarn (or hair band) and secure your rolled “cupcake”.  I used two rubber bands.
Grab your cardstock and cut out a fancy design. I created a cupcake liner in my design program and converted it for use on my Cricut, but you can draw and hand cut a liner pretty easily. Mine was 12 inches long and 2.25 inches high.

Wrap around the sock cupcake (if there is are gaps along the top of your wrapper in some areas, that is OK, we’ll fix in the next step) and secure with hot glue or tape.

If needed, gently push down the edges of the sock to make it look like it is “puffed” over the wrapper – fluff sock to make it look the way you want.

Next you want to fit the pom pom into the fold at the top.

You are done! If you want to fancy it up a bit, you can wrap it in cellophane and tie it off with some cute ribbon.
Fun and Easy Teacher Gift Idea: DIY Fuzzy Sock Cupcakes

I came up with this cute little rhyme and put it on a tag:

This cupcake is not to eat,
it was “baked” with love,
to warm your feet.
Sock Cupcake with Adorable Printable Tag
Cupcakes are also easy to make using this same concept with other mediums – think washclothes, onesies, bibs etc!


  1. says

    Those are adorable! What a fun gift idea! Thanks for linking up to For the Kids Fridays! I can’t wait to see what you have to share next week!

    :)rachel at

  2. Anonymous says

    I loved this idea! I’m doing this for the onesies and other clothing for a baby shower. They’re gorgeous although not quite as obvious as cupcakes since they aren’t as fluffy and perfectly rolled since they have lovely velcro and elastic waists.

  3. Rachel Darnes says

    This is fantastic! I made these for my daughters teachers for Valentines Day. Easy and fun! Love your poem thanks so much for sharing.

  4. says

    I would love a tute using wash cloths as well. It was so ironic I just saw a couple of these made (with wash cloths)at our department store yesterday. This time instead of using cupcake liners they had used plastic cones and made it look like ice creams and also they had used bubble tea plastic cups and topped it with a wash cloth ‘cream’ on top with a red pom pom cherry. And of course as you had suggested, tied with clear cellophane and tied with a pretty ribbon. thanks again

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