Upcycling tights for charity: the 2.6 challenge

We're upcycling tights for charity! The Hēdoïne Team is taking part in the #TwoPointSixChallenge - a challenge set up to assist charities who are struggling due to fundraising events being postponed or canceled because of COVID-19. 

The Prince's Trust does incredible work supporting disadvantaged youths in the UK to find jobs, access education and undergo training. Our challenge will support their Young People Relief Fund, where youth workers and mentors help young people to set up at-home learning, re-skill for new areas of employment, and provide free resources and practical support.

The #TwoPointSixChallenge requires you to set yourself a challenge that incorporates a 2 and a 6 in some way, so...

Our Challenge: How To Upcycle Tights in 26 Ways

Every Hero wears tights, so the tight-wearing Hēdoïne Team has upcycled our pre-loved tights in 26 ways. Great for the #TwoPointSixChallenge - great for the environment. Here are the ways we've been recycling tights...

1. Keep your plants upright

Upcycle tights in 26 ways for Prince’s Trust Challenge: 1. Keep Your Plants Upright

2. Use old tights as a stretching band

Use old tights as a stretching band

3. Make a lavender pouch to deter moths from your clothes

4. Make homemade oat milk

Upcycle tights in 26 ways for Princes Trust Challenge: 4. Make homemade oat milk

5. Find lost jewellery in bedding/ shaggy rugs

Upcycle tights in 26 ways for Princes Trust Challenge: 5. Find lost jewellery

6. Clean your blinds

Upcycle Tights in 26 Ways for Princes Trust Challenge: 6. Clean your blinds

7. Use old tights as a delicates bag (not that these look very delicate, but you get the gist)

Upcycle Tights in 26 Ways Princes Trust Challenge: Use old tights as a delicates bag

8. Garlic storage (also works well for onions)

Upcycle Tights in 26 Ways for Princes Trust Challenge: 8. Use them as Garlic or Onion Storage

9. Yoga mat storage

Upcycle Tights in 26 Ways for Princes Trust Challenge: DIY Yoga Mat Straps

10. Make bath soaks from old tights with oats, magnesium & mintUpcycle Tights in 26 Ways for Princes Trust Challenge: Make bath soaks

11. Use old tights as hair ties

Upcycle Tights in 26 Ways for Princes Trust Challenge: 11. DIY Hair Ties

12. We discovered our waistband makes a comfortable eye mask...

Upcycle Tights in 26 Ways for Princes Trust Challenge: 12 DIY Eye Mask

13. And a pot plant cover...

Upcycle Tights in 26 Ways for Princes Trust Challenge: DIY Pot plant cover

14. And a makeshift face mask

Upcycle Tights in 26 Ways for Princes Trust Challenge: DIY Face Mask
15. And a neck warmer

Upcycle Tights in 26 Ways for Princes Trust Challenge: DIY Neck Warmer
16. Old tights can patch up a tear in your jeans in winter

Upcycle Tights in 26 Ways for Princes Trust Challenge: Repair Old Jeans
17. Water bottle sling

Upcycle Tights in 26 Ways for Princes Trust Challenge: DIY Water Bottle Sling
18. DIY Headband

Upcycle Tights in 26 Ways for Princes Trust Challenge: DIY Headband
19. Easy hair removal from your brush

Upcycle Tights in 26 Ways for Princes Trust Challenge: Easy Way to Remove Hair from Hairbrush
20. As a dog lead (kidding - we just wanted to get a shot of one our dogs in)

Upcycle Tights in 26 Ways for Princes Trust Challenge: DIY Dog Lead
21. A seed-free lemon squeeze

Upcycle Tights in 26 Ways for Princes Trust Challenge: A seed-free lemon squeeze

22. Make a top

Upcycle Tights in 26 Ways for Princes Trust Challenge: DIY Crop Top
23. Or a bandeau top

Upcycle Tights in 26 Ways for Princes Trust Challenge: DIY Bandeau Bra or Top
24. Use old tights for your bookmark

Upcycle Tights in 26 Ways for Princes Trust Challenge: DIY Book Mark
25. Get heatless curls (leave them overnight for the best results)

Upcycle Tights in 26 Ways for Princes Trust Challenge: Heatless Curls
26. Keep your cables together

Upcycle Tights in 26 Ways for Princes Trust Challenge: DIY Cable ties


    Our challenge is to upcycle our pre-loved tights, your challenge is to get involved. Help us share and fundraise by visiting our JustGiving page where all donations will go directly to The Prince's Trust. And, if you've been recycling tights yourself, let us know.