Instead of just tossing those stained and worn tights, why not make them into hairbands?
Last fall’s bright white or colored tights now have grey heels and knees, but by chopping them into bands and “tie- dyeing” them with permanent markers and alcohol, you can make them into something useful.
white or light-colored tights or knee socks
When you splash or squirt on the alcohol, you can watch the color spread and blend. (You may want to wear gloves for this, the alcohol is drying- I now have Velcro fingers!)
You don’t have to tie-dye your hairbands- we’ve been using some grey ones from a pair of my tights for awhile now. Some textured or patterned tights are stringy in the inside so check that before you start cutting.