Uses for Miss Match Socks
Save the Socks!
Miss match socks are everywhere! It is a world wide phenomenon that has never been explained. Where do those other socks get off to anyway?
With this out of control epidemic of lonely and missing socks, what are we to do with the ones that have been left behind?
I have compiled a list of fantastic uses for those miss match socks you just can't seem to part with, even though you've been holding on to them for way too long in hopes that their mate will magically reappear someday.
Sock Puppets Aren't For Everyone
When most people ask "what can I do with this miss match sock?" a common response (particularly for and from those with children) is "make a sock puppet!"
Sock Puppets aren't for everyone, but if you happen to just be one of those people who likes the idea of a sock puppet - here is a link to a hub on that: "Make an Awesome Sock Puppet"
Fill a sock with dried rice, peas, beans, or lentils.
Seal it by either: tying the end in a knot or sewing it closed. (I don't recommend glue - as it will melt)
Heat it in the microwave for a couple minutes & apply where needed.
We're always wrapping our ice-packs in a towel to keep our skin from getting too cold. This is a lovely idea (that my kids just adore):
Take a sandwich baggie of frozen peas & place it in an old sock.
Seal it by either tying a knot or sewing the end closed.
Now you have a "pre-wrapped" ice pack that molds to fit the area which needs it. Place the pack back into the freezer when finished & reuse!
Sock Drawer Buddy
Decorate a sock, similar to how you would a sock puppet. Get creative!
Fill the sock with potpourri.
Seal with fabric glue, hot glue, sewing it shut, or by knotting the end.
Keep your little sock drawer buddy in any drawer to keep your clothes smelling sweet!
I've used this trick many times & it looks fabulous!
Take an old sock (the longer the better) - cut off the toe of the sock.
Roll the sock into a donut shape.
Place the sock around your ponytail. Spread your hair around the sock to cover it, and place a scrunchyaround the base to hold it in place. Bobby-pin any ends that are still showing, or curl them to create a fun look.
- Car wash mitts
- Golf Club covers
- Doll clothes (cut a head & arm holes & add a belt)
- Injury covers (cut off the toe & place over areas wrapped in/with an ace bandage)
There are many uses for our old, miss match socks. Hopefully I have given you some fresh ideas to try. Enjoy all of the new found ways to reuse those socks!
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