101 uses for a pair of old tights/stockings

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Post: #42554 Ranter
Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:44 pm

When my cat was small she loved playing with them.

At least that's what I told visitors who asked why there were black stockings littered round my house...

Nah, it was the truth. Honest.

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Post: #42725 Milims
Sat Dec 02, 2006 6:05 pm

I read this one in one of those nasty cheap magazines full of stories about people who make my life seem fantastic and normal!! lol
Anyway it seemed quite sensible
If you or someone else has a broken arm and the cast is made of fibre glass, if you slip a stocking over it with the toes cut out and the ends tucked in, it stops the rough bits catching on clothes and stuff! I guess the same would apply to leg casts too.
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Post: #43738 Annpan
Thu Dec 14, 2006 5:30 pm

Cut them up and use them as long hair bands to cover your whole head and keep ALL your hair away from your face (looks better on a girl I'd imagine)

Use them to strain old paint thus removing the lumps and skin that forms over the top. stetch the toe end tightly over the top of a jar and slowly power the paint in.

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Post: #43771 Tay
Fri Dec 15, 2006 12:07 am

Cut the legs into circular bands, then cut across the bands to make long strips. These are useful for tying up delicate plants etc as the nylon doesn't harm them as string does.
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Post: #44333 Ozmoe
Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:37 pm

Rubber band or tape one leg of them to the output hose of your washing machine to use as a lint filter when collecting grey water.
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Post: #44375 the.fee.fairy
Sun Dec 24, 2006 7:38 pm

put hoover tool thingy (The long tubey one) into one leg. Then use this to hoover behind units and things where little bits like earrings collect. That way, you suck them up, but not into the body of the hoover.

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Post: #48174 Thomzo
Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:15 pm

Fill several with newspaper and tie together to make a guy at guy fawkes. It's easier than it sounds.
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Post: #69280 blathanna
Tue Aug 21, 2007 5:03 pm

Stuff them with rags or old newspapers and make a draught excluder.

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Post: #69324 Thomzo
Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:41 am

We've lost the numbers somewhere - oh well, never mind!

If you have a skin complaint then porridge oats in your bath water really help to take the itching away and sooth the skin. The trouble is that oats down the plug hole are not a good idea. So put a couple of tablespoons in the toe of an old sock or stocking and tie it up, then just pop it under the tap.

If you are washing curtains with plastic curtain hooks, take the hooks out and pop them into the toe of an old sock or stocking and tie up (erm sounds familiar). Then pop them in the washing machine with the curtains and they come out all sparkly clean.

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Post: #69363 Jandra
Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:37 pm

For long stockings: put a small pumpkin in the toe, make a knot to tie it in, put another pumpkin on top, another knot. Etc. Then you can store your Hokkaido's and Uchi's hanging, which eliminates rotting onthe spots where they touch each other or the shelves.

This was a tip from a fellow allotmenteer. She said the pumpkins kept forever. Haven't tried it, but it sounds very practical.

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Post: #69624 mrsflibble
Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:06 pm

fill with rock salt and lavendar flowers. use as per thomzo's directions as a muscle soak.
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Post: #72260 Super.Niki
Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:10 am

For anyone who does home recording:
get a wire coat hangar and bend it into a square (or a circle if you're feeling really adventurous) and stretch 1 or both of the legs over it, makes a better pop-shield for your vocalist/speaker than most real studio ones!

Worked well for re-recording all the script from a clip of Toy Story!
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Post: #72330 the.fee.fairy
Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:38 pm

Thomzo wrote:If you have a skin complaint then porridge oats in your bath water really help to take the itching away and sooth the skin. The trouble is that oats down the plug hole are not a good idea. So put a couple of tablespoons in the toe of an old sock or stocking and tie it up, then just pop it under the tap.


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When you've had your soak, use the oats in tights as a gentle exfoliant to enhance the moisturising qualities.

Use tights instead of muslin bags or heat seal bags for bath teas.

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Post: #72331 the.fee.fairy
Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:41 pm

Cut the legs off at the knee, put tennis balls into the feet and tie as close to the balls as you can. Homemade practice poi! Can also be done with juggling balls/small bean bags for a less painful practice session.

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Post: #73092 frozenthunderbolt
Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:59 am

use to cover fruit ripening on trees so the damn birds dont get it!
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