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For some time now I’ve been feeling the desire to shake things up a bit here at Weelicious. Well, I am proud to announce that I finally found exactly what I’ve been looking for!

Each Wednesday, Weelicious is going to feature some new offerings. Don’t worry, I’ll still be bringing you TONS of healthy family recipes, instructive weekly cooking videos, and lots of awesome giveaways you’ll love, but those things will be accompanied by a weekly sprinkling of cool DIY projects, plentiful Penny Pinching ideas, creative kid's party ideas, product reviews and suggestions, and lastly, some of my favorite discoveries from around the web.

Joining me at Weelicious to bring this to you are some very special and knowledgable ladies. Today, the first Wednesday of this new venture, I am excited to introduce you to Staci of Chester and Company! Staci is one of my favorite mom friends and a talented jewelry designer. She is super creative and constantly coming up with amazing new projects and clever cost saving ideas. She strives to lead an artful and adventurous life and I'm blessed to have her here sharing her wisdom with you.

I was so inspired seeing what Staci does with her little ones' ‘holey’ socks, we got our kids together this weekend to make these leg warmers. Along the way we also ended up turning past-their-prime socks into into cute puppets, mittens and even arm warmers.

See how easy these leg warmers are to make, and have fun enjoying an inexpensive and useful activity for the kids, too.

Stay tuned for new surprises every Wednesday and now, with no further adieu, take it away Staci!

DIY Leg Warmers on Weelicious

 

How many pairs of socks do you have with holes? If your kids are like my kids, wearing shoes over socks just doesn't seem to make sense. Going anywhere in just socks is so much more fun! Because of this our socks are always sporting holes. Got any ballerina's in your house? Or live in the snow and need a little extra around your legs? Instead of throwing them out, cut off the feet and use as leg warmers. Tres chic!

DIY Leg Warmers on Weelicious
All the Cool Things You Can Make With Them:
- Leg Warmers
- Arm Warmers
- Keep your pants from getting stuck in the bike chain

DIY Leg Warmers on Weelicious

DIY Leg Warmers

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For some time now I’ve been feeling the desire to shake things up a bit here at Weelicious. Well, I am proud to announce that I finally found exactly what I’ve been looking for! Each Wednesday, Weelicious is going to feature some new offerings....

Ingredients

  • socks
  • scissors
  • kids

Preparation

  1. 1. Grab your socks.
  2. 2. Get the sharpest scissors you have.
  3. 3. Cut the sock about 1/2 inch above where it starts to curve and becomes the foot part of the sock.
  4. 4. Repeat with other sock.
  5. 5. Wear the same set or mix and match!
DIY Leg Warmers

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  1. aida mollenkamp

    January 12, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    The girls are so cute in these pics!

  2. Chris

    January 11, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Do the ends need to be finished off? Will they fray or roll up?

    Thanks!

    • Catherine McCord

      January 12, 2014 at 3:13 am

      Nope and Nope! Just cut and wear! We have not had a problem with them fraying or rolling up!

  3. Kim Beaulieu

    January 9, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    These are so cute. I wear leg warmers when I sleep, I hate my toes being covered but it’s so cold in Ontario I need something to keep my legs warm, lol.

    I would love a diy on boot cuffs if you’re looking for more ideas for the series. xx

  4. Kate

    January 9, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    What a cute idea. Louisa always wants to wear tights (not pants) no matter what the temp. What a great idea for keeping her little legs warm!

  5. Kate@Diethood

    January 9, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Seriously awesome idea! Thanks for the tip!!

  6. Ayn

    January 8, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Catherine, we love this idea. The kids on our new DIY lifestyle site for kids have been inspired by your ideas in the past and have made some great videos and posts from them. Please feel free to share any of our ideas—we will also be on PopSugar.com soon and Curious.com!
    xo, Ayn, Gray, Sam http://www.WondermintKids.com

  7. Kathy - Panini Happy

    January 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Lol, if I show this to my 6yo she will promptly cut all of her socks (and likely those of the rest of our family), holes or not! She loves to find new uses for things. :-)

  8. Celeste O

    January 8, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    I always do this with my daughter’s socks. She loves wearing them over tights in the winter for extra warmth. I love your blog!

  9. aprilgaietto

    January 8, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Looking forward to seeing all the new ideas on weelicious!