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DIY Leg Warmers - Adventures in Penny Pinching

DIY Leg Warmers on Weelicious

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

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DIY Leg Warmers - Adventures in Penny Pinching

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  • socks
  • scissors
  • kids


1. Grab your socks.
2. Get the sharpest scissors you have.
3. Cut the sock about 1/2 inch above where it starts to curve and becomes the foot part of the sock.
4. Repeat with other sock.
5. Wear the same set or mix and match!
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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  • Aprilgaietto

    Looking forward to seeing all the new ideas on weelicious!

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  • Celeste O

    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!

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  • Kathy Panini Happy

    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. :-)

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  • Ayn

    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 soon and!
    xo, Ayn, Gray, Sam

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  • [email protected]

    Seriously awesome idea! Thanks for the tip!!

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  • Kate

    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!

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  • Kim Beaulieu

    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

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  • Chris

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


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    • Catherine McCord

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

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  • Aida Mollenkamp

    The girls are so cute in these pics!

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