How can I reuse or recycle … random odd gloves?

gloveIt’s getting to that time of the year when we pull all our winter gear out of storage for re-use and the annual glove-pairing gala begins.

Do gloves migrate north for the summer? And do some of them get lost on the journey there or back? That’s really the only explanation I can come up with for how I seem to end up with so many odd gloves, lacking a partner.

Or perhaps my grey and turquoise mitten got distracted when I moved house and is still flying back to the old place – but that was six years ago so it should really get with the program.

Anyway, whatever has happened to them, I now have a few random gloves and mittens. I could start an odd mitten/glove wearing trend – like with odd socks in the early 1990s – but I doubt it will catch on. Any other ideas about what I can do with them?

(Photo by akkia but stunningly like one of my missing gloves…)

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10 Responses to “How can I reuse or recycle … random odd gloves?”

  1. bev says:

    Red ones like that are always useful when your son comes home and tells you “oh, i forgot, i need a chicken costume for the Easter play tomorrow” – as happened to me earlier this year.

  2. Joan says:

    Make glove puppets – you can embroider a face and put wool “hair” on each finger. Entertaining for small children ( can be kept in car or on other journeys too)

  3. Amanda Kerik says:

    While a huge project, the following can make a kid’s life much happier.

    Grab a full outfit’s worth of clothes (gloves, socks, pants, long sleeve turtle-neck shirt, hat, etc), turn everything inside out and stitch it together at the edges. Turn right side out and stuff with other old clothes – it’s a mini-me doll!

  4. trish says:

    you can make great gift bags. sew some pretty beads, or embroidery, sew a small handle like a thick yarn or string. fill with candy, gift cards, small toys. you can even sew on a small snap so it will closes.

    fill with sand or dry beans, sew it off, bean bag.

    keep a few pairs for kids in the winter. double them up to keep their fingers warmer.

    keep them for when you’re doing something dirty.

  5. lizzie says:

    use them in place of the christmas socks ,fill it with sweets or anything I saw it in a magazine it look nice…;)

  6. claire says:

    martha stewart’s website features a craft page and there is a tutorial for making adorable glove animals.

  7. Corinne says:

    I have the same problem and am wondering if someone somehwere has an odd one the same so we could make a pair!

  8. Bad Monkey says:

    Stuff it with old newspaper or similar and sew the end up and tie a bit of string to the end and use it as cat toy.Or give it to your hamster/pet mice to chew up and use for bedding.

  9. Sam says:

    I’m sure there are thousands of people like myself who only have one hand and are forced to buy a pair of gloves and throw one away. I wish there was a place odd gloves couldbe sent and one handed people could buy them for a small fee or a right traded for a left or visa versa.

  10. After Sam’s comment above I did a search and there is a site that puts odd gloves together

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