1,001 uses for...

  1. Pantyhose.

    Dad uses pieces to stake tomato plants. Gramps used to replace fanbelt one time.


    What's your unusual use?
  2. 26 Comments

  3. by   gwenith
    Over my head - but only in the bank:chuckle:
  4. by   kimmicoobug
    my grandmother used to make rugs (?) out of them.
  5. by   P_RN
    We've done the fanbelt thing too. I've used them to strain sludge from lamp oil for my kerosene lamp.

    I've done a hasty repair on a pair of pants that had lost elasticity in the waistband. (0430 am trying to get ready for work) The elastic always lasts longer than the leg part.
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    i used to polish my black boots in the AIR FORCE w/them...they worked GREAT! Now I have NO use for them...never wear em if i can help it.
  7. by   nursenoelle
    We used to put a bar of soap in the foot part and hang it while camping, it's very handy, right by the spiggot. Yes, I was a brownie.

    I am with Deb, try to avoid them as much as possible*shudder*
  8. by   moonshadeau
    Put them over a vaccum hose to find a lost earring back.
  9. by   Angelica
    I also had a military use. I would wear them under my cammies during force marches to keep from developing blisters on my feet (I wore a pair of military cotton socks over the hose). It worked really well, so even my husband started doing it.
  10. by   jemb
    I knew someone who would use pantyhose to hold and icebag on his head -- ice bag held between knots in the top of the legs and a knot in the waist band, and held on by tying the legs in a bow under his chin.

    Always regretted not getting a picture when I had the chance...
  11. by   Ted
    I'm impressed with some of the different uses of pany hose you all listed here! :chuckle

    I've never used a panty hose other than to:

    1) wear it myself (long story for another thread)


    2) take off my loving wife!

  12. by   moz
    As kids we would take a wire coat hanger, shape it in a circle and then stretch panty hose over it and used it as a net to catch crawdads and minnows. Sounds like cheap fun and something to do with my kids now.
  13. by   nowplayingEDRN
    Originally posted by gwenith
    Over my head - but only in the bank:chuckle:
    :roll :roll :roll
  14. by   moonshadeau
    Off topic but on the same track...

    When I actually do laundry, the used dryer sheets make great one time dust cloths. Way better than swiffers.