"Single and Looking" Lost Sock Organizer

"Single and Looking" Lost Sock Organizer

Posted by DecoArt on Dec 29th 2015

Help single socks find their mates with this sock organizer created using Americana® Acrylics.


    • paper towels
    • stylus or pencil
    • sandpaper
    • pencil
    • 2" chip brush
    • 3/4" flat brush
    • 1/4" flat brush
    • #1 round brush
    • white transfer paper
    • clothespins
    • large wooden plaque
    • E6000 Glue



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Sand the plaque to remove any rough edges. Using a paper towel, remove any sanding dust.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Using a 3/4" flat brush, paint the entire plaque in Dark Chocolate.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Load a 2" chip brush with a small amount of Lamp Black. Wipe any excess off on a paper towel. Lightly dry-brush the paint over the plaque, concentrating on the edges. If needed, apply Dark Chocolate back over the Lamp Black to lighten up the surface using the same dry-brushing method.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Using white transfer paper and a pencil, transfer the lettering pattern onto the plaque.
    8. Using a #1 round brush, paint in the lettering using Antique White.
    9. Instruction #5
    10. Load the same chip brush separately with Dark Chocolate and Lamp Black. Lightly dry-brush each over the lettering.
    11. Paint five clothespins in Antique White using a 1/4" flat brush. Let dry. Once dry, dry-brush over each clothespin in Dark Chocolate and Lamp Black separately with a 2" chip brush.
    12. Instruction #7
    13. Apply E6000 Glue to the back of the clothespins. Press onto the plaque (see photo for placement) and allow to dry completely before using.
    14. Instruction #8


    "single And Looking" Pattern