Entry #1120, April 24, 2012
Recycling old socks can be a great way to make use of those one socks you find laying around. How many socks have you thrown away because you can’t find a match, they have a hole, or they just aren’t your style anymore? Take advantage of numerous green home ideas with your old socks. It is one of the best methods to reduce the amount of waste materials piling up every day in our homes. It is a more efficient way to spend a free time like holidays or weekends at home, and you can get more space back in your sock drawer!
Whether the damage is due to several holes or stained, it can still be recycled into a new stuff. All you have to prepare are your time and creativity. In addition, you may also set up some of your craft tools and accessories. Then, you are ready to create a masterpiece.
Recycling Old Socks: Creative Craft Ideas to Try
Image via: Maribel Made
Creative recycling ideas for your socks:
Create a doll
This is a great stuffed toy to create. This can also serve as a home décor or accessory to furniture and curtain. You can place this on top of the table or beside your lamp shade. Using your old sock, draw a pattern as to how you like the doll to look like. Then, sew the sock to form the doll pattern. Leave a small hole or space that is enough for you to insert something to stuff the doll. It can also be another old sock that is cut into small pieces. When the right firmness is achieved, you can now sew the remainder of the sock. You may now add some accessories to enhance the looks of your doll like buttons that will serve as eyes and beads for some parts of the doll. If you have textile paint, you can use it to dress-up your doll.
Dress up your flower pot
Old socks can make a simple flower pot look like new and fashionable. All you need to have is your old colorful sock, a pair of scissors and sewing kits. Just slip over the sock to the flower pot. Make sure that the sock is able to stretch enough for the size of the flower pot. Shear off the bottom part of the sock so that the flower pot can stand firm on any surface. Secure the bottom parts of the sock by sewing. Fold the top portion of the sock inside the flower pot and fill it with soil or Styrofoam. Raise your desired flowers and you now have a decorative flower pot.
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Recyclin Ideas – Make a pin cushion
A pin cushion usually measures five inches in diameter to preserve and store needles and pins. This makes it fit for an old sock to be a pin cushion. The first step is to fill-in a handful of fine sand inside the sock. Feel free to add or remove some sand, as desired. Tie the sock with nylon or yarn. Provide a space to form the pin cushion according to how you want it. You may form your pin cushion like a strawberry or tomato or other vegetable like a pumpkin!
These are just a few of the old sock ideas that you can work to pump-up your creativity and resourcefulness. Socks can also be used to pack breakables when moving in boxes, or use them to store antique silverware to help reduce tarnishing! Old socks can have many uses – you just have to think outside the box!
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