Clever ways to repurpose an everyday item.
1. Wine “Bag”
Slip a (clean) patterned kneesock over the bottom of a bottle, then knot the top to create a decorative carrier. Better yet, offer your hostess two bottles so she can later enjoy toasty toes.
2. Heating Pad
To soothe an achy neck or back, fill a sock with rice and a few drops of a relaxing essential oil, like lavender. Tie with ribbon; microwave for one minute.
3. Dusting Device
Clean hard-to-reach places, like behind the refrigerator, by attaching a sock to the end of a broom and securing it with an elastic band. Lint and dirt stick to the sock for a clean finish.
4. Bulb Protector
If a loose lightbulb has lost its box, slip a sock over the bulb to prevent it from shattering.
5. Draft Dodger
Fill a sock with beans or even old dish towels and place in front of a drafty window or door.
6. Desk Upgrade
Place a Mason jar into a pretty patterned sock, then tuck excess fabric inside the jar. Fill with supplies.