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Repurposing Lonely Single Socks

Repurposing-Lonely-Single-Socks-TITLEGreetings, friends!

In my search for a truly cozy lifestyle, I find myself repurposing much of what is in our home.
Crates as DVD organizers and coffee tables, canning/salsa/candle glass jars as kitchen storage, etc.
You know, real Pinterest like.
probably-fine-jess-new-girlJust last week I shared some Drawer Upcycle Inspiration.

Look, we all have our reasons for why we have loads of single socks lying around…
missing-sock-gif-catdog-eating-sock-gifI’m not here to judge.

Let’s see if we can start putting those socks to good use now.

Wrapping a cute sock around a can or vase will create a nice pop of texture and color.
sock-vase-cover-reuse-repurpose 2Check out MondoCherry for this tutorial.

Try a super simple DIY rice heating pad to ease aches and pains.
Rice-Heating-Pad-socks-reuse-repurposeYou can find this no-sew tutorial at Unsophisticook.

It doesn’t take much to make these adorable mug cozies!
An adorable hobby horse is a great way to use those loose socks lying around.
hobby-horse-sock-reuse-repurposehobby-horse-sock-reuse-repurpose3This simple tutorial can be found at Sweet Paul.
sock-hobby-horse-reuse-repurposeYou can find this tutorial over at Rad Megan.

This cell phone case is so easy, you’ll wish you’d thought of it sooner.
recycled-sock-phone-pouch-reuse-repurposeHead over to Fine Craft Guild to get started on this DIY.

Come Christmastime, you’ll be glad if you keep those lonely holiday socks around.
sock-ornaments-reuse-repurpose 2Crafts ‘n’ Coffee shows how to make these ornaments from Dollar store supplies.

Anyone with kids can appreciate these bean bags which are fantastic for all manner of fun.
sock-reuse-repurpose-bean-bagsInspire Imagination Through Creation has a great tutorial on these!

You can use your sock and a tennis ball for these DIY dryer balls to help not only fluff your laundry, but also to ensure adequate and thorough drying.
sock-dryer-balls-reuse-repurposeYou’ll want to visit a Back to Basics Lifestyle for this tutorial.

These draft stoppers can help you save money on your electric bill without adding a clunky eye sore to your doorway.
Door-Draft-Sock-reuse-repurposeGarden Therapy has all you need to know for this DIY.

These fingerless gloves are a great way reuse old socks!
Fingerless-Gloves-socks-reuse-repurposeSaved by Love Creations will walk you through this simple tutorial.

You can also make some pretty great boot cuffs!
UpCycled-Boot-Cuffs-sock-reuse-repurposeRustique Art has the tutorial you need for these.

Save yourself some money by using these chenille socks instead of expensive swiffer cloths.
swiffer-duster-sock-repurpose-reuseHead over to An English Accent to learn how.

It doesn’t get more simple than this iPod/MP3 arm band.
sock-ipod-band-mp3-reuse-repurposeThe Art of Doing Stuff can walk you through this easy DIY.

Socks are great for organizing wrapping paper.
socks-wrapping-paper-holder-reuse-repurposeAs seen on Real Mountain Values.

A sock is just what you need to repaint and revive home accents.
sock-lamp-painting-trick-reuse-repurposeCheck out Positively Splendid to see how this trick works.

Wrangle loose cords with one of those single socks. 
These baby leggings are cheap as well as easy.
Look up the tutorial on Sew 4 Bub.

Try using a sock for a new hairdo!
sock-bun-tutorialXOXO Me has a great tutorial on this sock bun.

If you know what’s good for you, you’ll
pick-up-the-sockAnd do something interesting with it. 😉

Until next time, cheers!


16 comments on “Repurposing Lonely Single Socks

  1. Bill Volckening
    March 23, 2015

    I just fill the sock with catnip, tie a not in it so the catnip won’t fall out all over the place, and let my cat chase it around on the floor until she’s bored.


    • Truly Cozy
      March 23, 2015

      Bill, that is such a good idea, thanks for the tip! Cheers 🙂


  2. Ali WIlkinson
    March 23, 2015

    I love the beanbag idea!


  3. Geoff
    March 23, 2015

    Genius! I would totally do something like this . . . er . . . er, if my old socks weren’t too gross to touch a cup as a cozy.


    • Truly Cozy
      March 23, 2015

      Haha point well taken, Geoff. Can’t say that I don’t have some of those myself.


  4. slowlyglobal
    March 24, 2015

    LOVE this! Can’t wait to try some of these ideas, thanks for putting it all together in one place for us. 🙂


    • Truly Cozy
      March 24, 2015

      Oh, I’m SO glad someone else is enjoying these ideas as much as I am! Thank you 🙂


  5. Allison
    March 24, 2015

    this has so many great ideas!


  6. pechluck
    March 24, 2015

    All these ideas are very adorabley do-able… if I had cute socks! In my household, he and I both have almost exclusively black socks and the only difference is size and maybe a bit of gold stripe!


    • Truly Cozy
      March 24, 2015

      Sounds like you two have your stuff together far more than I do! I still have goofy socks in my possession that I got in high school. Uh oh, have I shared too much? Not that I am above buying wacky socks these days as well… haha!


  7. Bonnie
    March 30, 2015

    The fingerless gloves were my favorite!


  8. Sharon
    March 31, 2015

    Thank you for including the Christmas Sock Ornaments from! Happy crafting!


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