Father’s Day is almost here! These Bring Dad A Beer Socks are an easy DIY Father’s Day gift you can pair with dad’s favorite beer. After all, let’s be honest. What many dads (including my husband) really want is a few hours of uninterrupted control of the remote, a cold beer and a little quiet to watch their favorite sport in peace.
When I decided to make these socks, I looked for ones that were extra fun compared to Craig’s normal solid black or white socks but didn’t have other text or decoration on the soles. While strolling the aisles of Target I found these socks, which were PERFECT.
They even had father and kid matching socks which I totally plan to work on next. I was rushing around before heading back into the hospital for my next round of chemo and didn’t quite get to them, but trust me, there will be big and little socks soon!
Want to make your own Bring Dad A Beer Socks? Here is what you’ll need:
- Socks with relatively plain soles. You’ll want ones that don’t have lots of ribbing, text or images on them.
- A cutting machine (here is the one I have) and some iron on transfer material to make the letters. I used white but there are many colors out there and I plan to treat myself to this color pack next.
- My text file, which you can download here and adapt for any machine.
- An iron and a thin towel to keep the iron from sticking to the transfer’s plastic layer.
- A piece of cardboard (optional) to stretch your socks a bit when you apply the letters.
- Some of dad’s favorite beer. Yes, you’ll want that to go with Bring Dad A Beer Socks.
To make my Bring Dad A Beer socks you:
- Cut and weed your letters (be sure to mirror the text and place the iron on material shiny side down on your cutting mat!)
- Lay your socks flat. I cut and inserted a piece of cardboard cut into a sock like shape that was an inch or so larger than the socks to help them hold their shape and apply the text to fit properly when worn.
- Place your iron on transfers as you see fit, covering them with a towel. I did this one sock at a time.
- Iron in 15-20 second increments. I repeated this 3-4 times and then waited for the transfer to cool before removing the shiny plastic covering.
That’s it! Silly socks for dad. Most of my DIY projects are for the ladies or kids. But this one totally caught Craig’s attention and he was all too willing to put these socks on and fulfill his lifelong goal of being a foot model.
Planning to make my Bring Dad A Beer socks as an easy DIY Father’s Day gift? You can pin the image below and it will be waiting for you when you’re ready.
Want some more Father’s Day gift ideas? I made this Summer of Dad Father’s Day gift last year and it was a hit! And here is a list of a bunch of last minute Father’s Day gifts you can have delivered right to your front door.