7 Awesome Sock Hacks To Improve Your Day
Usually socks are for your feet, but what good are they when you only have one because the other seems to have vanished into thin air? Well, single socks are a fundamental part of the human experience, but that's no reason to get rid of them. We're going to show you 7 awesome sock hacks that have nothing to do with your feet. Whether it's sprucing them up a little or transforming them into practical everyday items, we've got you covered!
Don't have a duster handy or don't want to shell out the big bucks for the overpriced fancy pads? Just pull a thick, preferably fuzzy, sock over your mop and it will get the job done for a fraction of the price.
2. Hair Tie
Hair ties have a habit of disappearing into thin air, which means you have to constantly replenish your supply and buy new ones. If you're in a hurry and can't find a hair tie, you can just cut a thin strip out of a sock and use it to tie up your hair.
3. DIY Coffee Sleeve
Reusable coffee cups can get really hot to the touch when they're filled with beverages like coffee or tea. To avoid burning your digits in the future, just use a sock! Cut the sock just above the heel, sew the edge at the cut, and simply pull the sock over the cup. And there you have it: a coffee cup sleeve that will protect your hands when you're on the go.
4. Llama Socks
Not all socks are created equal. Everyone who owns a pair of cozy socks knows exactly what we're talking about. Some socks are so comfy, they'll knock your socks off, figuratively speaking. So why not treat your favorite socks to a little makeover by sprucing them up? Surely they deserve it for all the comfort and relaxation they give you, right? Plus, you'll get a kick out of the new look, too! All you need to do is cut a piece of felt into a nose and two ears. Then just sew the mouth and nose contours onto the felt nose. Next, sew the ears, mouth, and nose, as well as two buttons for the eyes to the socks. Finally, draw some rose kissed cheeks on the llamas and delight in your new favorite pair of socks.
5. Smartphone Holder
Holding onto your phone while you're out on a run is kind of a drag. But you really don't have to spend money on some fancy holder to fasten the device to your upper arm. Simply cut off the toe part of a sock, pull it over your arm, turn it over, and slide your smartphone in the pouch. Now nothing can keep you from enjoying your next run.
6. DIY Bun Donut
We've already shown you how to tie up your hair with a sock, but now you're going to find out how to transform a sock into a bun donut. First off, cut off the toes from the sock. Then fold the sock inside out several times – you'll notice right away that it will start to look like an actual bun donut pretty quickly. Now all you have to do is twist your hair down the homemade bun donut and fix it in place with a couple of bobby pins. If you have thin hair, be sure to use a sock that is similar in color to your hair so it'll be less noticeable if it peeks through.
7. Koala Sock Plush
Do you have a cozy plush sock at home that's lost its better half? Don't even think about getting rid of it! Instead, you can turn your lonesome sock into a cuddly koala bear in just a few steps. Turn the sock inside out, sew it up below the heel, and cut off the toes. Turn the sock inside out again, stuff it with fiber fill, and sew up the open end. Now the sock should be round. Next up, cut the two ears for the koala bear out of the toe part, stuff them with fiber fill, and sew them up. Then sew the ears to the koala's body. Finally, sew two beads as eyes and a piece of black fabric as a nose to the bear, and add some color to the cheeks with blush. What a cooala bear!
You can thank your lucky socks for a dust-free clean floor, an adorable koala bear to cuddle with on cold nights, and the perfect coffee sleeve for when you're on the go. The many uses of socks are something to behold and these 7 DIY ideas prove that there are tons of ways to use socks that have nothing to do with your feet. Now get your sock on!