101 uses for a pair of old tights/stockings

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101 uses for a pair of old tights/stockings

Post: #42277 paradox
Sun Nov 26, 2006 11:56 am

1 use to hold and hang onions/garlic

2 roll them up inside them selves and use for buffing shoe polish of shoes for a deep shine.

3 cut the toes of a pair and use to hold plastic carrier bags so you can just pull one out when its needed

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Post: #42294 baldowrie
Sun Nov 26, 2006 1:36 pm

fill them with earth and use them to build a retaining wall for your veg patch

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Post: #42303 Boots
Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:56 pm

Store in glovebox for a get home measure when fan belt buggers up.

Add some grass seeds and fill to tennis ball size with soil and knot. Place 'wick' into a cup and keep well watered. Add googly eyes and whatnot to create your grass-head window feature. Just keep trimming his hair to keep the novelty.

Fill with sand to form draught stoppers.

Use as cushion fillers.

Place over head and withdraw funds from local bank.
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Post: #42306 cat
Sun Nov 26, 2006 3:29 pm

Boots wrote:Place over head and withdraw funds from local bank.


That was the first thing that came to mind :oops: - I must be a closet criminal! :lol:
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Post: #42345 Scrake
Sun Nov 26, 2006 10:23 pm

If the tights only have ladders in one leg, cut off that leg. Save your unladdered halves, and match up two and wear them together (you get two unladdered legs that way)

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Post: #42370 Andy Hamilton
Mon Nov 27, 2006 11:40 am

stick them over your head and rob a bank :wink:
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Post: #42371 Shirley
Mon Nov 27, 2006 11:44 am

Andy Hamilton wrote:stick them over your head and rob a bank :wink:


Boots already said that - you must both be of a like mind :mrgreen:

Here is one that was posted in the 'odd socks' thread on Neeps! by Amanda138a

with an old pair of tights, shove odd sock down the leg and then scrunch up, then use to shine and buff your shoes to a military shine instead of the brushes
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Post: #42377 Andy Hamilton
Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:49 pm

oops would help if i actually read the previous posts :oops:

I wonder if you could use them in place of muslin for jam making and such?
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Post: #42379 DaisyDaisy
Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:57 pm

Andy Hamilton wrote:...I wonder if you could use them in place of muslin for jam making and such?


For something like this, perhaps
http://www.abc.net.au/tasmania/stories/s1334241.htm

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Post: #42385 pskipper
Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:27 pm

Sterilize them and use them as a filter for winemaking?

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Post: #42390 Milims
Mon Nov 27, 2006 3:54 pm

Stretch over two metal coat hangers and make fairy wings!

I don't get this one but Chris says that if you have a stringless tennis racket you can stretch one over there and give it to the kids to play tennis with (I think he had a deprived/depraved child hood!!)

My mum keeps long hair wigs in hers.

If you have a ladder in one leg of your tights put another pair over the top - you get a really funky watered taffeta effect!!!

Put one leg inside the other and put a tennis ball in the toe. Then you can teach your kids how to play that game that involved swinging it across your body and banging it a shoulder height against a wall.

My friends daughter makes kitchen witches with them. She stuffs the toe as a head, twistis it and stitches it fot the neck, stuff the body, adds pipe cleaner limbs and dresses them.
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Post: #42395 2steps
Mon Nov 27, 2006 5:24 pm

cat wrote:
Boots wrote:Place over head and withdraw funds from local bank.


That was the first thing that came to mind :oops: - I must be a closet criminal! :lol:


me too :lol: :oops:

stretched over a ballon/ball to make a head for a guy or scarecrow

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Post: #42402 PurpleDragon
Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:19 pm

Bend a wire coathanger into a loop and stretch the fabric over the loop. Use to scoop the dead bugs off the top of your swimming pool before you go swimming

This only works in Australia BTW
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Post: #42408 zombiecazz
Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:12 pm

PurpleDragon wrote:Bend a wire coathanger into a loop and stretch the fabric over the loop. Use to scoop the dead bugs off the top of your swimming pool before you go swimming

This only works in Australia BTW


Absolutely...can imagine how BLUE we'd be over here with an outdoor swimming Pool LOL
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Post: #42520 the.fee.fairy
Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:45 am

Cut foot off, fill with treats and hang in rats' cage for them to nibble through. this kept my little girl entertained all ight, she could smell chocolate drops but had to work for hours trying to get to them.

The little boy bit straight through it and had treats pour onto his head - he thought he was the luckiest rat alive!!


Doube up (one leg inside the other), put a temnnis ball, or, even better, a hard rubber dogs ball in, take dog for walk, get to a field, throw as far as you can and watch dog chase it.

I've used old tights as sieves for wine, and for holding plum squelchy stuff in to let the last of the juice drip into vodka.


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