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Alternative & Helpful Uses for Pantyhoses

Updated on June 1, 2013

Another Pair of Pantyhose Ruined? Reuse Them!

Your pantyhose has holes? Don't accumulate heaps and heaps of used pantyhose! Reuse them!

After reading this page, I'm sure you'll wish you had a few more old pairs of pantyhose lying around.

You"ll find tips and ideas for cleaning, storage, gardening, DIY and crafts projects, and even for cooking and beauty.

Household Tips

Pantyhose as Filter on Vacuum Cleaner...

... to find lost small objects

Spent hours on your hands and knees searching through a carpet for a lost gemstone, contact lens, or some other tiny, precious item? If not, count yourself among the lucky few. Should you ever be faced with this situation, try this: Cut a leg off an old pair of pantyhose, make sure the toe section is intact, and pull it up over the nozzle of your vacuum cleaner hose. (If you want additional security, you can even cut off the other leg and slip that over as well.) Secure the stocking in place with a tightly wound rubber band. Turn on the vacuum, carefully move the nozzle over the carpet, and you'll soon find your lost valuable attached to the pantyhose filter.

Vacuum Fish Tank

Reusing ruined nylon stockings!

If you have a wet-dry shop vacuum, you can change the water in your fish tank without disturbing the gravel and tank accessories. (You'll still have to relocate the fish, of course.) Just pull the foot of an old nylon stocking over the end of the vacuum's nozzle, secure it with a rubber band, and you are ready to suck out the water.

Reuse Pantyhose to Make Breathable Bag

Control odors and moisure

Reuse old pantyhose to make a breathable bag to hold Zeolite. Fill the bags with zeolite, and place them all around the house to control odors and moisture.

One pound of Zeolite in the refrigerator in a panty hose bag works better than baking soda and by laying out in the sun for several hours once a month, you can use them over and over.

Shine Your Shoes with Used Pantyhose

No need for chamois cloth!

Bring out the shine in your freshly polished shoes by buffing them with a medium-length strip of pantyhose. It works so well, you may retire that chamois cloth for good.

Keep Your Hairbrush Clean

Simple trick for used pantyhose

Cut a 2-inch (5-centimeter) strip from the leg section of a pair of pantyhose, and stretch it over and around the bristles of your new (or newly cleaned) hairbrush. If necessary, use a bobby pin or a comb to push the hose down over the bristles. The next time your brush needs cleaning, simply lift up and remove the pantyhose layer -- along with all the dead hair, lint, etc. on top -- and replace it with a fresh strip.

Wrap up wrapping paper

Store them into pantyhose legs!

Keep your used rolls of wrapping paper from tearing and unraveling by storing them in tubes made by cutting the leg sections off old pairs of pantyhose. (Don't forget to leave the foot section intact.) Or, if you have a bunch of used rolls, you can simply put one in each leg of a pair of pantyhose and hang them over a hanger in your closet.

Pantyhose Can be Used to Remove Nail Polish

If you lack cotton balls....

Moisten strips of recycled pantyhose with nail polish remover to take off your old nail polish. Cut the material into 3-inch (7.5-centimeter) squares, and store a stack of them in an old bandage container or makeup case.

Replace Toy Stuffing with Pantyhoses

You can use stockings for this also!

Is your kid's teddy bear or doll losing its stuffing? Get out a needle and thread and prepare the patient for an emergency "stuffing transplant." Replace the lost filler with narrow strips of clean, worn-out pantyhose (ball them up, if possible). Stitch the hole up well, and a complete recovery is guaranteed. This works well with throw pillows and seat cushions too.

Organize Your Suitcase

Roll your clothes and put it inside pantyhose!

As any seasoned traveler knows, you can squeeze more of your belongings into any piece of luggage by rolling up your clothes. To keep your bulkier rolls from unwrapping, cover them in flexible nylon tubes. Simply cut the legs off a pair of old pantyhose, snip off the foot sections, and stretch the stockings over your rolled-up garments.

Make a Scented Bath Using Recycled Pantyhose

Or exfoliate your skin with pantyhose!

Make your own scented bath oil by drying and grinding up orange and/or lemon peels and then pouring them into the foot section of a recycled pantyhose. Put a knot about 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) above the peels, and leave another 6 inches (15 centimeters) or so of hose above that before cutting off the remainder. Tie the stocking to the bathtub faucet with the peels suspended below the running water. In addition to giving your bath a fresh citrus fragrance, you can use the stocking to exfoliate your skin.

Hold Mothballs or Potpourri

Make sachets of used pantyhoses

Looking for an easy way to store mothballs in your closet or to make sachets of potpourri to keep in your dresser drawers? Pour either ingredient into the toe section of your recycled nylons. Knot off the contents, then cut off the remaining hose. If you plan to hang up the mothballs, leave several inches of material before cutting.

Make a Ponytail Scrunchy

Easy Way to Reuse pantyhose

Why buy a scrunchy for your ponytail when you can easily make one for nothing? Just cut a horizontal strip about 3-inches (7.5 centimeters) wide across a pantyhose leg, wrap it a few times around your ponytail, and you're done.

Hue Women's Opaque Sheer to Waist Opaque Tight

HUE Women's Opaque Sheer to Waist Tight
HUE Women's Opaque Sheer to Waist Tight
* 86% Nylon, 14% Lycra elastane * Matte opaque tight * Non-control panty * Excellent year round medium weight coverage * Machine wash cold, no bleach, tumble dry

Use to Hang-Dry Sweaters

Clothespins onto the pantyhose instead of the wool

Avoid getting clothespin marks on your newly washed sweaters by putting an old pair of pantyhose through the neck of the sweater and running the legs out through the arms. Then hang the sweater to dry on your clothesline by clipping the clothespins onto the pantyhose instead of the wool. You don't get peg, or line marks on them this way.

Bundle Blankets for Storage

Reusing pantyhose bands

For an effortless and foolproof way to keep blankets and quilts securely bundled before they go into temporary storage, wrap them up in large "rubber bands" made from the waistbands from your used pantyhose. You can reuse the bands year after year if needed.

Tie Up Bunch of Boxes, Newspapers or Magazines

Reuse pantyhose when your run out of twine!

If you run out of twine (or need something stronger), tie up your bundles of boxes, newspapers, and other types of recyclable paper goods using an old pair of pantyhose. Cut off the legs and waistband, and you'll be able to get everything curbside without any snags.

SPANX Bodyshaping Tight-End Tights 128

SPANX Bodyshaping Tight-End Tights 128 - Size C(Black)
SPANX Bodyshaping Tight-End Tights 128 - Size C(Black)
* Get a leg up with extra tummy control and extended thigh control * Flat waistband is smooth and comfortable * Soft yarns with matte finish are flattering and fashionable * Cotton gusset makes underwear optional, * Special rounded toe seams for added comfort * Matte yarns are fully opaque, * Style 128

Hang Onions in Nylon Holders

Keep onions fresh!

Get the maximum shelf life out of your onions by hanging them in nylon holders that provide the good air circulation needed to keep them fresh. Place the onions one at a time into the leg of a clean pair of pantyhose. Work the first one down to the foot section. Tie a knot above it and add the next one -- repeat until done. Cut off the remaining hose, and then hang the stocking in a cool, dry area of your kitchen. You can easily remove your onions when needed by snipping off each knot, starting from the bottom.

Make DIY Scrub Pad from Used Pantyhose

For non-stick cookware!

Clean those stains off your nonstick cookware by making a do-it-yourself scrub pad. Crumple up a pair of clean old pantyhose, moisten it with a bit of warm water, add a couple of drops of liquid dishwashing detergent, and you're good to go. You can also make terrific scrubbers for dishes -- as well as walls and other nonporous surfaces -- by cutting off the foot or toe section, fitting it over a sponge, and knotting off the end.

Simple Cooking Tip...

... dust baking pans with flour using pantyhose!

Looking for a simple way to dust baking pans and surfaces with exactly the right amount of flour? Just cut the foot section off a clean old pantyhose leg, fill it with flour, tie a knot in it, and keep it in your flour jar. Give your new flour dispenser a few gentle shakes whenever you need to dust flour onto a baking pan or prepare a surface for rolling out dough for breads or pastries.

AlternaCrafts: 20+ Hi-Style Lo-Budget Projects to Make

Alternacrafts: 20+ Hi-Style Lo-Budget Projects to Make
Alternacrafts: 20+ Hi-Style Lo-Budget Projects to Make
With an emphasis on recycling, improvising, and making things from scratch, AlternaCrafts offers more than 20 projects that provide this newest generation of crafters with the skills they need for the self-expression they crave. Whether they want to turn their beat-up T-shirts into a shaggy rug, an old sweater into a cozy hat, yesterday's newspaper into a bouquet of flowers, or their jeans into a new skirt or bag, this exciting book tells them how to make the transformations with a minimal amount of money and no experience whatsoever. Smartly priced and boldly designed to attract teenagers and twentysomethings, this book will also appeal to older crafters seeking newfangled twists on their favorite pastimes.

Keep a Rolling Pin from Sticking

Cover it with piece of pantyhose!

Getting pie dough to the perfect consistency is an art form in itself. Although you can always add water to dough that's too dry, it often results in a gluey consistency that winds up sticking to your rolling pin. Avoid the hassle of scraping clean your rolling pin by covering it with a piece of pantyhose. It will hold enough flour to keep even the wettest pie dough from sticking to the pin.

Secure Trash Bags

with pantyhose bands

How many times have you opened your kitchen trash can only to discover that the liner has slipped down (and that someone in your house has covered it over with fresh garbage anyway)? You can prevent such "accidents" by firmly securing the garbage bag or liner to your trash can with the elastic waistband from a recycled pair of pantyhose; tie a knot in the band to keep it tight. You can also use this method to keep garbage bags from slipping off the edge of your outdoor garbage bins.

Dust Under Hard to Reach Areas

Having trouble catching those dust bunnies residing underneath and alongside your refrigerator? Round them up by balling up a pair of old pantyhose and attaching it with a rubber band to a coat hanger or yardstick. The dust and dirt will cling to the nylon, which can easily be washed off before being called back for dusting duty.

The Naughty Secretary Club: The Working Girl's Guide to Handmade Jewelry

The Naughty Secretary Club: The Working Girl's Guide to Handmade Jewelry
The Naughty Secretary Club: The Working Girl's Guide to Handmade Jewelry
The Naughty Secretary Club is packed with more than 50 kitschy-secretary-themed jewelry projects, plus lots of quirky sidebars covering hot topics such as office romance and the best secretary theme songs to listen to on your lunch break. You'll learn how to use your office supplies in a whole new way - did you know standard office fare, like binder folders and shredded junk mail, makes craftalicious jewelry? Plus, author Jennifer Perkins will teach you how to turn almost anything into a charm, including plastic gnome cake toppers, doll furniture and cast-off hotel keys.

Extra Cleaning Tip

Pick up more with your broom using pantyhose

Place a stocking over your floor broom; you'll be amazed at what it picks up that your broom doesn't. This is especially useful in households with animals.

Deodorize Your Sink Using Pantyhose

Just put garden herbs and baking soda

Use them as deodorizers under your sink, in bathroom cabinets and in basements. How? Chop herbs from Garden, a handful will suffice....then add a box of Baking Soda. Tie around drain or rafters and odors will be eaten for about 3 to four months. Use season change day as the day to change them over quarterly.

Keep Lint Away from Drain Pipe

Reuse pantyhose to keep washer running longer

Use the foot cut off just above the ankle area and put over the hose from the'd be surprised at how much lint that will catch and keep out of your drain pipe

The Craftster Guide to Nifty, Thrifty, and Kitschy Crafts: Fifty Fabulous Projects from the Fifties and Sixties

The Craftster Guide to Nifty, Thrifty, and Kitschy Crafts: Fifty Fabulous Projects from the Fifties and Sixties
The Craftster Guide to Nifty, Thrifty, and Kitschy Crafts: Fifty Fabulous Projects from the Fifties and Sixties
You’ll find no die-cut teddy bears, cross-stitched friendship plaques, and ducks painted with bonnets in THE CRAFTSTER GUIDE. A hip collection of easy-to-make, fun-to-wear, and stylish-to-display crafts from the fifties and sixties, it features 50 projects culled from vintage craft publications, including more than 10 new retro-inspired projects. This unabashedly tacky craft compendium includes clear instructions, tools and techniques, and enough irony to fill a popsicle-stick purse.

Use Pantyhose to Keep Powder in a Box

Don't waste blush or foundation!

Stretch panty hose over "compact style" powdered make up (like blush or foundation) if it breaks--then it is not wasted. The powder will come through the mesh, the large broken pieces will not fall out.

Gardening Tips

Stake Delicate Plants

Used pantyhose are perfect for this!

Give your young plants and trees the support they need. Use strips of pantyhose to attach them to your garden stakes. The nylon's flexibility will stretch as your seedlings or saplings fill out and mature -- unlike string or twine, which can actually damage plant stalks if you tie it too tightly.

Store Flower Bulbs in Winter

Sack them into pantyhose til spring!

Pantyhose legs make terrific sacks for storing your flower bulbs over winter, since they let air freely circulate around the bulbs to prevent mold and rot. Simply cut a leg off a pair of pantyhose and place your bulbs inside, knot off the end, and place ID tags on each sack using a strip of masking tape. Hang them up in a cool, dry space, and they'll be ready for planting in the spring.

Prevent Soil Erosion in Houseplants

Piece of pantyhose into each pot!

When moving a houseplant to a larger or better accommodation, put a piece of pantyhose at the bottom of the new pot. It will act as a liner that lets the excess water flow out without draining the soil along with it.

Junk Jewelry: 25 Extraordinary Designs to Create from Ordinary Objects

Junk Jewelry: 25 Extraordinary Designs to Create from Ordinary Objects
Junk Jewelry: 25 Extraordinary Designs to Create from Ordinary Objects
Designed to make people look twice, Junk Jewelry’s beauty lies in featuring otherwise ordinary items in artful, surprising ways. What looks like a metal cuff turns out to be made of safety pins; translucent hoop earrings are actually computer chips; and a drawer pull transforms into a pendant. As the world goes green, there’s never been a better time to pack a visual punch with recycled materials and everyday objects or mementos found in a dresser, at a flea market, or in the attic.

Simple Trick to Support Melons

And keep pests away by putting them into pantyhose

Keep small melons such as cantaloupe and muskmelons off the ground -- and free of pests and disease -- by making protective sleeves for them from your old pantyhose. Cut the legs off the pantyhose. As your young melons start to develop, slide each one into the foot section, and tie the leg to a stake to suspend the melon above the ground. The nylon holders will stretch as the melons mature, while keeping them from touching the damp soil, where they would be susceptible to rot or invasion by hungry insects and other garden pests.

Handy Way to Keep Soap in a Garden

Put it into stockings and on a faucet

Here are two recycling tips in one: Save up your leftover slivers of soap, and place them in the foot section of an old nylon stocking. Knot it off, and hang it next to your outdoor faucet. Use the soap-filled stocking to quickly wash off your hands after gardening and other outdoor work without worrying about getting dirt on door handles or bathroom fixtures inside your house.

Cover a Kids' Bug Jar

Pantyhose will keep bugs and let fresh air in.

What child doesn't like to catch fireflies -- and hopefully release them -- on a warm summer night? When making a bug jar for your youngster, don't bother using a hammer and nail to punch holes in the jar's metal lid (in fact, save the lids for other projects). It's much easier to just cut a 5- or 6-inch (15-centimeter) square from an old pair of pantyhose and affix it to the jar with a rubber band. The nylon cover lets plenty of air enter the jar, and makes it easier to get the bugs in and out.

DIY Tips

Apply Stain to Wood Crevices

Pantyhose as a homemade applicator

Getting wood stain or varnish into the tight corners and crevices of that unfinished bookcase or table that you just bought can be a maddening task. Your brush just won't fit into them and give them an even coating. But there's really nothing to it once you know the secret. Just cut a strip from an old pair of pantyhose, fold it over a few times, and use a rubber band to affix it to the tip of a wooden Popsicle stick. Dip your homemade applicator into the stain or varnish, and you'll have no trouble getting it into those hard-to-reach spots.

Test a Sanded Surface for Snags

Nylon snags test!

Think you did a pretty good job sanding down that woodworking project? Put it to the pantyhose test. Wrap a long piece of pantyhose around the palm of your hand and rub it over the wood. If the pantyhose snags onto any spots, sand them until you're able to freely move the nylon over the surface without any catches.

Patch a Hole in a Screen

Reuse pantyhose for emergeny patch

Don't invite the bugs in for a bite; use a small square of pantyhose to temporarily patch that hole in your window screen. You can secure the patch by simply applying some rubber cement around the hole before pressing the patch in place. When you're ready to fix the hole with a piece of screening, peel off the nylon and the glue. If you want the patch to last a bit longer, sew it onto the screen with thread.

Sock and Glove: Creating Charming Softy Friends from Cast-Off Socks and Gloves

Sock and Glove: Creating Charming Softy Friends from Cast-Off Socks and Gloves
Sock and Glove: Creating Charming Softy Friends from Cast-Off Socks and Gloves
Sock and Glove presents thirteen delightful softy projects that are quick to make-and certain to amuse and delight. Full of individuality and mischief, these stuffed creations are all pieced together from ordinary socks, gloves, and mittens. Step-by-step illustrations and instructions make it easy to craft and dress a whole menagerie, including monkeys, elephants, piglets, bunnies, and even an insouciant fish.

Make a Paint Strainer

Reuse pantyhose to remove lumps of paint

Strain your paint like the pros: Use a pantyhose filter to remove the lumps of paint from an old can of paint. First, cut a leg off a pair of old pantyhose, clip the foot off the leg, and make a cut along the leg's length so that you have a flat piece of nylon. Then cut the leg into 12- to 14-inch (30- to 32-centimeter) sections to make the filters. Stretch the nylon over a clean bucket or other receptacle and hold it in place with a rubber band or perhaps even the waistband from that pair of pantyhose. Now slowly pour the paint into the bucket.

Reusing Pantyhose as Lense Filter

Even photographers can reuse stockings!

If you take pictures use the pantyhose as a lense filter. Cut a circle out of the pantyhose. Next get two small pieces of cardboard and cut a circle out of the middle of them. Put the pantyhose inbetween the two pieces of cardboard and stapple the edges. The cardboard just makes it easier to hold. Next place the pantyhose in front of the lense of a camera. Being sure that the cardboard is not blocking the lense. And take the picture. The pantyhose, will create a picture that is softer looking. This technique is good to use when photographing older people, or people with skin that has scars, they dissappear and make the skin look really soft.

Use Pantyhose as Emergency Fan Belt Replacement

Just don't leave it there!

A stocking or leg from pantyhose can be used as an emergency fan belt replacement. Tie the hose around the crank and pump pulleys only and be sure to cut off the loose ends from the knot. This should get you out of trouble for a short distance. watch a video

Craft Projects

Making a Butterfly from Wire and Pantyhose

Use colored stockings

Reuse old stocking to make butterfly wings if you have a piece of wire and old stocking with a hole in it. Simply cut stocking, apply it over wire and secure it. It will look ethereally! You can apply same principle when making wings to other flying bug types but also if you want to make an angel wings for your little princess!

Mary Beth Klatt's Pantyhose Petals

Unique flowers for wedding

Mary Beth Klatt's pantyhose petals are a cute recreation of a vintage look, and a great reuse for laddered nylons (not to mention the perfect way to tell your grandma you are wearing stockings for your wedding). Although some tossed these ruined pairs, the crafty ones cooked up beautiful ways to reuse them. Many women ended up dyeing and cutting them up to create flowers for wedding veils, corsages, and hats. Here you can find step-by step instructions!

Soft Sculpture Pumpkin

Perfect Craft Project for Halloween from Reused Pantyhose

This is a lovely pumpkin craft comes from Kathy Ross' book, "Crafts for all Seasons" that you can make out of old pantyhose and some fiberfill. You can make it as a nice fall craft or you can modify it for Halloween by adding a face..Instructions

Crafts To Make In The Fall

Crafts To Make In The Fall (Crafts for All Seasons)
Crafts To Make In The Fall (Crafts for All Seasons)
Featuring symbols of the fall season, this book includes 29 craft projects--including a changing tree puppet, a school bus picture frame, a soft sculpture pumpkin, a Columbus Day hat, and cornucopia place cards.

Sleepy Snake from Newspapers and Pantyhose

Simple craft for your kids!

Your little ones will love ripping and scrunching newspaper to stuff this sleepy snake. The sticky variety of velcro dots work well to hold the snake in a coiled position and also allow kids to un-coil and re-coil the snake to their heart's content. If you don't have access to any you can just use strong double sided tape... Instructions

Pantyhose Ruffle Skirt

If you have a way with sewing machine, here is something you might find interesting: Instructions

Make a Halloween Scarecraw

Reuse those old pantyhose!

For Halloween, we use pantyhose legs to make scarecrow heads. Cut the pantyhose below the crotch area, so all you are left with is the legs. Each one can be stuffed with straw at the foot and knotted to make a head shape. You can sew button eyes, or just use a permanent marker to draw the facial details. To secure the pantyhose head to your scarecrow (a shirt and pants stuffed with straw), just use safety pins!

Make a Boa for Dance or Halloween Costume

from ruined pantyhose

Make a boa for a dance costume from pantyhose. You will need one pair of panty hose and a thin plastic solid color tablecloth from the party section at Walmart or some such place.

Cut tablecloth into 2" x 6" sections.

Tie each foot to a separate chair and spread apart until panty hose is tight. Panty part will be in the middle.

Begin at one end of chair and tie tablecloth sections onto pantyhose using a tennis shoe knot. Push ties back so boa is full.

Keep tying until entire length is covered or as long as needed. When you come to panty part. you can either cut it off there,

or wrap the panty part around itself and tie around it. Make sure the sections are completely covered and full.

Knot toe ends so boa sections won't slip off. Voila a very cute boa for dance costumes or Halloween costumes or for just plain dress up.

Pantyhose Polo

Don't need much for kids to have fun!

Never underestimate the power of silliness to double up your kids in laughter. And in this game, in which players madly swing oranges suspended in panty hose, laughing yourself silly is no stretch. Instructions

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    • designsbyharriet profile image


      8 years ago from Indiana

      Great info. Most of my pantyhose need to find another use. I wish I could find non-control top for regular size people. I hate the binding and often cut it but then they fall down. Hate panty hose.

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      8 years ago

      Fantastic site. I wear pantyhose frequently so it's nice to get some creative ideas on what to do with the worn out ones. Thanks for sharing.

      Nylon Stockings

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      Jennifer Einstein 

      8 years ago from New York City

      LOVE the household tips, especially for wrapping paper. Can't wait to try it out.

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      9 years ago

      Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      9 years ago from Australia

      Wow, what a superb list! Lensrolling to The Many Uses of Toothpaste.

    • KarenTBTEN profile image


      9 years ago

      What a lot of ideas -- practical ones as well as those for people who consider themselves crafty.

      I believe you were one of the first people ever to visit lenses I put on Squidoo. I am leaving a Squidangel blessing on this one today.

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      Sami4u LM 

      9 years ago


      You have wonderful and creative craft tips for pantyhose. Never knew that pantyhose could be used for so many things. Thumbs up to this lens.

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      9 years ago

      Er ... have a sense of humor? I was actually expecting to see a bank robber with a pantyhose over his head you know in case you wanted to go off on a tangent with this ... like a page break for alternative uses??? LMAO ... HEY! Good to see you out and about my dear.

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      9 years ago

      oh wow, freaking amazing tips! t hank you so much for sharing. My tip is for persons who make homemade gel with flax seed. Use it as you would cheesecloth! Easy and cheap.

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      Indigo Janson 

      10 years ago from UK

      So many innovative ideas for something I would just have thrown away. No wonder you are Squidoo's recycling queen! ;) Leaving an *~*~ Angel Blessing ~*~* for this original and useful lens.

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      Kathy McGraw 

      10 years ago from California

      Wow, another one that I found at just the right time....I love everything you have here, and who of us don't have some old pantyhose lying around. I cut up a pair and use it on my dryer vent as there was no vent to outside. Works perfect....just have to take it off every so often (when it loos full) and clean the lint!

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      10 years ago

      I had no idea there were so many uses for panty hose. I especially liked the ones that help with cleaning. :)

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      10 years ago

      This is the green lens of the week at A Million Ways to Go Green! That's #3 for you Michelle, you're on a roll!

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      10 years ago

      Incredible! You've done it again, this is so very creative. I don't know how you think of these ideas all the time!

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      10 years ago

      You are incredibly innovative...the list just went on and on and on! My favorites (or the ones I found most innovative) using panyhose for an emergency fan belt !!! and, this one I find the most creative, using pantyhose as a lens filter - I am going to do that one right away.

      the only one i'm doing already is using panty hose to catch lint from my washing machine hose. I wouldn't do a load of laundry without it!

      GREAT LENS! 5* a BIG FAV and a tweet!!

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      11 years ago

      All of these ideas aare better than the original use for panty hose. I HATE wearing them!

      Great lens.

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      JenOfChicago LM 

      11 years ago

      So many great ideas!

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      Ruth Coffee 

      11 years ago from Zionsville, Indiana

      Amazing, so resourceful!

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      Heather Burns 

      11 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      love your recycle lenses! 5* as usual!

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      11 years ago

      Great concept ,great lens

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      Pmona LM 

      11 years ago

      Wow! Great lens, very useful and informative. 5*

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      Lee Hansen 

      11 years ago from Vermont

      I've actually used some of these pantyhose reuse ideas. I'm saving this year's bunch to tie up the tomato plants once again. 5*s and faved - what an ideal lens to discover for Earth Day!

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      11 years ago

      Oh my goodness! What a spectacular lens! So many great ideas and the crafts blow me away! 5*s and a favorite!

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      Laura Fincannon 

      11 years ago from New Orleans and South Florida


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      Susanna Duffy 

      11 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      It's been a long time since I wore pantyhose but I did once have to whip off a pair and use them to replace a fan belt. I drove a further 40 miles before I reached a garage too. Excellent lens but only what I expect from you :)

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      11 years ago

      This is brilliant! Right up there with your lens on re-using TP rolls! I have used old pantyhose for tying up young plants in the yard, but most of your other ideas were brand new to me. Wow! Will send this one to all my buddies!


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