We all have orphan socks, victims of the Bermuda Triangle otherwise known as the washer/dryer (and why is it that it's always the cute ones to lose their partner?), but before you throw them away consider this clever idea. We spotted this in the March issue of Every Day with Rachel Ray and the idea is from none other than Orla Kiely. Pull socks over the bottoms of planters, jars, bottles, etc. and cut the sock bottom to size. Every Day has used them as planter cozys to make pretty centerpieces, but how about using them to store crayons, markers, marbles, hairclips or other small objects in your kids' rooms or playrooms that need corralling?
(Photo by Ngoc Minh Ngo for Every Day with Rachel Ray)