Monday, February 24, 2014

Ideas For Recycling Odd Socks

Hey y'all!

You'll have to forgive me if I speak (or rather write ;) a bit southern, I'm a southerner, and it's just kinda how I talk :) I hope you all don't mind!
  A few years ago, I was given a book called " Lost Sock! 200 Clever Ways to Use Your Single Socks"". It inspires those who have single socks (I'm not the only one who has that problem! :) to recycle them. Today, I hope to share a few ideas from that book with you.

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1. If you have a dog, try tying  3 or 4 single socks together, knotting the ends securely.Tada! Now you can play tug-o-war with your puppy.
2. If you're in a more mischievous mood, you can stuff a bone or some treats inside a sock, then tie the ends. Have fun watching your dog go CRAZY trying to get to them!
3. If you want a toy you can play fetch with, put a tennis ball in the toe of the sock, tie a knot, put in another ball, and then tie another knot. Voila! You are now ready to play fetch.
4. If you have a cat, stuff a small sock into another small sock, tie a knot, and attach a string or old shoelace to the ends. Pull it around the house, and your cat will be in hot pursuit. You can also tie it to a door knob so that it dangles down, so the cat can bat at it.
5.If you have some catnip on hand, pack a sock with it and a few other small socks, tying or sewing the ends together.
  Okay, for those of you who don't have pets, here are a few more ideas.
6. If you are fixing to get on the phone, and would rather not be interrupted by your darling little siblings, hide around 25 socks, one with a special treat inside, and have the kids try to find them all. The winner is whoever finds the sock with the treat inside.
7. To make a sock jump rope, tie approximately 15 long socks together, or for something a little fancier, cut off the toes and sew a tube out of a variety of colored socks.
8. You can make a sock puppet by slipping a sock over your hand, and then drawing a face on it with a sharpy marker.
9. Fill a sock with stones and then tie the end for a small doorstop.
10. Instead of a coaster, slip the toe end of a sock over the bottom of a drinking glass in place of a coaster.

I hope you all were able to get some helpful ideas out of these suggestions :) Have fun!!!
    Abby Sue♥

All of these ideas are taken from "Lost Sock! 200 Clever Ways to Use Your Single Socks", with  a few slight alterations.


  1. Haha! Too bad we don't have a dog (even though I'm glad, they make me feel awful!) because it would be a blast to see your dog try to get the bone out of the sock! :D I like the sock idea with the treat inside, though I hope there clean. ;) Hehe! This was a great post for winter, because that it when the socks start walking away! ;) Thanks for the post!


    1. Glad you like this post Julia! Yes, the socks should be clean before you try any of these ideas :P