6 Creative Uses for Lost Socks

October 6, 2016

I am about to let you in on a dirty secret at the Benard-Beanish home...
 

 We have a major lost socks problem. Yes, thats an actual photo from our lost sock pile.



Losing socks is par for the course when you do laundry, but don't feel bad for that lone, pair-less sock — there are still plenty of creative uses for it in your daily life.

 

So instead of tossing your old socks or wearing your mismatched pairs, keep reading to see 6 creative things you can do with them.

 

You might even be glad the next time one mysteriously vanishes, leaving you with a spare.



1- Use socks to clean up errant paint: The thicker weave of a sock is better to wipe off drips of paint then a paper towel since it’s more absorbent. Keep a sock on your hand for easy touch-up jobs. We love to use these at the studio after a Jackson Pollock workshop! Soaks up that paint better than anything else!

2-Sock snowman: For Christmas decorations, you can create a sock snowman out of a white sock, rice, googly eyes, bits of felt, and white pom poms, plus 3 clear hair elastics. See instructions here.

 

 



3-Sock puppet: Sock puppets are still a solid use for old socks. You can be as classic or creative as you want — head over to Pinterest for some ideas.

4-Sock animals: Pinterest is chock full of ideas for making stuffed animals out of socks, from penguins to sloths. Click here to see some amazing ideas and DIYs.

5-DIY chia pet: Dump grass seeds into a sock and pour a few hand fulls of dirt on top. Tie off the sock and add eyes, na ose, and a mouth to your sock pet’s eyes with felt. Spray the sock with water until its damp, and keep misting daily. The sock pet will sprout hair just like a chia pet.
 

 

6-Hacky sack: Make a simple hacky sack by adding rice or plastic beads to a sock and securing. See a tutorial here.

 

 Have a fun way to use up lost socks? Do you keep in hopes of finding its mate or just toss them? Share your sock woes in the comments!

 

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