Baby, it's cold outside and these little wrist warmers keep you warm & cute as a button. Below is an easy-as-pie upcycled DIY on how to make a pair of wrist warmers from old socks:
2 knee-high socks
2 fancy buttons
lace (at least enough to go around the bottom of your socks)
needle & thread
Cut the foot off your sock. I used a knee-high sock so I trimmed a bit off the cuff as well, but you don’t need to if you like the length or are using a shorter sock.
Add lace or trim to the cut end of your sock. This is functional as well as fashionable. You get a little flair for your wrist warmer and it also keeps your sock from unraveling.
Sew the trim to your sock with the right sides touching so that your seam is on the inside of your wrist warmer.
I added a button and a little gathering for an extra touch. The gathering is done by running a short basting stitch up about 3 inches of your wrist warmer, then pulling tightly and knotting off.
Repeat the steps above for your second warmer.
For more upcycled DIY ideas, peep A Very Green Holiday.