Need ideas for old boxers, socks... - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 8 Old 07-30-2008, 01:20 PM - Thread Starter
 
sdm1024's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Long Island
Posts: 449
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My Dh has many pairs of old boxers where the elastic has given out etc, and we have a ton of odd/holes/etc socks. Any ideas on how to reuse/recycle???

I'm just not very creative and I definately don't want to throw away, and these aren't items that can be donated.

Thanks!
sdm1024 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 8 Old 07-30-2008, 04:42 PM
 
Ruthla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 43,652
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Shred and use as stuffing in assorted toys/dolls/decorator pillows/etc?

Boxers can be cut up to make doll clothes, and old socks can be sewn into dolls if they're not too worn out (or if you can cut away the worn out part and use another part of the sock.)

Ruth, single mommy to Leah, 19 (in Israel for another school year), Hannah, 18 (commuting to college), and Jack, 12(homeschooled)
Ruthla is offline  
#3 of 8 Old 07-30-2008, 04:53 PM
 
fanniefarkle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Crackerbox Palace
Posts: 1,331
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Family cloth (if you're into that or want to give it a try)

dusting cloths

rags to be used in place of papercloths

keep a few in your car's glove compartment for when you have to check the oil or when you kid has goop all over his/her face
fanniefarkle is offline  
#4 of 8 Old 07-31-2008, 01:52 AM
 
jaidymama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Five Valleys
Posts: 1,160
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Depending on the type of fabric,
For the underwear, if you sew, could you salvage any of it to make any clothing pieces for child sized underwear/clothes?
I have seen crafts making animals out of socks. Stuffed bunnies, snowmen, etc.
jaidymama is offline  
#5 of 8 Old 08-01-2008, 09:31 PM
 
Aeress's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Neat the Shores of Lake Erie
Posts: 6,397
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
socks are the best for cleaning ceiling fans and blinds and general dusting.

Dhjammin.gif, Me knit.gif, DD 10 REPlaySkateboard04HL.gif, DD 7 cat.gif, DD 4 joy.gif

We reading.gif, homeschool.gif, cold.gif, eat.gif, sleepytime.gif not in that order

Aeress is offline  
#6 of 8 Old 08-04-2008, 07:26 PM
 
BlessedOne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: In the Middle of everywhere
Posts: 1,179
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 51 Post(s)
I use old socks for cleaning. I put my hand inside the sock like a glove and go about my cleaning, when I am done, I just toss in the laundry. I really enjoy this idea because I use to use plastic gloves for this and hated throwing them away......but with this it works both as the glove and the papertowel. So it has eliminated a lot of trash.

I also use them to dry the car if I had wash it.

You could make cloth diapers or wipes out of them.

Someone made headbands out of old socks.....that was pretty cool...it is on here somewhere

sock puppets for kids

dog tug a war toys (tie socks together in a tight knot..making a chain)

various crafting projects

cut in shreds and weave them together (tie or sew the ends) to make hot pads for hot pots to sit on or use with out cutting and weaving

cut for strips to hold plants up (such as tomato plants)
BlessedOne is offline  
#7 of 8 Old 08-10-2008, 02:34 PM
 
kokonutmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 674
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have a huge stash of old socks. I've been thinking about stuffing a dog bed with them. I mean, how many puppets can a kid really use?

I've used old boxers for hankies. Maybe that's gross

treehugger.gif
kokonutmama is offline  
#8 of 8 Old 08-24-2008, 04:34 AM
 
rsps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: CA
Posts: 1,274
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I made a crib quilt out of DHs old boxers!! They were all coordinating colors (from just a few packages) that no longer fit him (so they weren't too worn out)
rsps is offline  
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off