But why buy a pair of grippy socks for $4 when you can buy a whole pack of regular socks for $5? It was time to experiment. I stopped at Michael's and got a pack of fabric paint (using a 40% off coupon, of course).
Then I laid out some socks, heel side up.
The directions on the fabric paint suggested to practice on a paper towel. "I don't need to do that!" I thought. "How hard could it be?"
Ahem. These were supposed to be daisies. Practice on a paper towel first.
Properly chastened, I decided to start with straight lines. Much easier!
Once I got into the swing of things, I was able to make teeny little hearts. Remember that these are very small socks!
It only took a few minutes to paint these and about 4 hours for them to dry. Now if I could just find the match to that heart sock...
You could even use this method to make yourself some slipper socks, or make no-skid socks for a senior in your life!