Am I a hoarder? Maybe, but sometimes I just can't seem to get rid of things. Like my cute socks that are perfectly good accept for the heels and the toes. A little pathetic that I did not just send them to their landfill grave, but I just knew I could do something with them, someday.
Well, today is that day! I introduce to you the Sock Bean Bag
. The fun patterns make me oh so happy and the recycling is a total bonus!
- Worn out socks
- Sewing Machine
- Pinto beans (or any other cheap filler) I used 4 lbs for 21 small bean bags.
- Card stock
- Needle & Thread
Cut the usable material from your socks. I used the ankle tube part and the top of the foot from most. You will have a big pile of scraps that don't make the cut.
With the sock inside out, sew the edges using a straight stitch on your sewing machine. Be sure to leave a 1 1/2 inch opening to turn them right side out and put the beans in.
Make a cone with your card stock to help you pour in the beans. (My funnel's hole was too small.)
I did this over a bowl so any beans that spilled would not scatter. I found the easiest way to get them really full was to keep pulling the funnel in and out so it pushed the beans down while it poured more in.
Sew the hole shut by either using your machine (if you don't mind the change in seam.), or whip stitching it with a needle and thread.
Now grab a bucket, and practice your throw!
Do you turn your old items into DIY projects? What's the latest DIY project you've done lately?