Welp, now you’ve done it. You snagged your favorite pair of tights and got a giant run and you can’t wear them and everything is the worst.

Not so, dear reader! Here, 9 ways to give those damaged stockings brand-new life.

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Use them to protect a roll of opened wrapping paper

Prevent unraveling and keep the print crisp.

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Or track down tiny lost items

Pull the tights over the end of a vacuum extension attachment to catch buttons and earrings.

Dusting

Turn them into a makeshift duster

Slip opaque tights on like a glove to clean around odd-shaped spaces.

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Or a paint strainer

Eliminate lumps from your pro-level finish.

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Or cheesecloth

Because who owns cheesecloth, anyway?

Melon

Safeguard growing edibles in the garden

Cover melons and other fruits to halt pests in their little tracks.

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And while you’re there, use them to tie plants to stakes

Keep your tomatoes in order.

Delicates

Make a dryer ball

Also needed: ugly yarn.

 

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And a clever home for all your onions

It'll maximize their shelf life.

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