07/29/2012 03:37 pm ET

Old Socks: DIY Projects To Reuse Articles Of Clothing

From Networx's S.E. Smith:

There are few things more tragic than the development of a hole in the toe of your favorite sock, or a visit by the laundry gnomes that leaves a healthy sock mateless after a round of washing. Some of us throw away socks that aren’t fit for wearing anymore, while others hoard them “just in case,” but there’s actually another solution.

In fact, a whole lot of solutions, because old socks are far from useless. You can give them a new lease on life and you might be surprised by the myriad of ways to employ an old sock around the house.

List and captions courtesy of Networx

Clever Uses For Socks