Crafting Hint of the Day - Uses for Mismatched Socksgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Cooking & Crafts : One Thread
So, where do those socks go that come up missing out the dryer?? I just moved last July and was sure when we moved the washer and dryer they would be there...but nope! They really do disappear! So what do you do with the mismatched ones? Here's some ideas!
- Use a sock when applying an antique finish or stain to wood pieces instead of using a brush. You don't get the brush marks and don't have to clean them - just toss them away!
- Use socks to make the heat tubes (or whatever you call them). Fill with rice or horse corn, rubber band it, or tie in a very good knot and throw it in the microwave for a few min. and instant heating pad! The rice and/or corn don't have any moisture in them so they won't cook. You can even add essential oils for a nice soothing scent.
- Use them as dust rags. Just slide it on your hand and dust away. Makes it real easy to clean things like knick knacks or spindles on chairs, etc.
- Kids still love puppets. Make sock puppets. I am sure you have done this before. You fold the toe inward to make the mouth. Use old buttons for the eyes. Yarn for the hair. Let your imagination run wild.
-- Karen (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 30, 2002
Also you can cut them to use as slip-on tubes to protect bandages or say you have put on some heavy-duty lotion or vaseline on your ankle or elbow, it will keep the lotion from getting on your clothes.
-- GT (email@example.com), March 30, 2002.
To avoid missing socks be sure and use saftey pins and fasten together when socks are first removed from feet then tossed into dirty clothes hamper. We do not have missing socks anymore.
To avoid the pin causing socks to tear, pin about 1" or more from end of toe area thru all 4 thicknesses. They get clean and stay together!
-- Marie (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 30, 2002.