I can't claim credit at all for this, but on tootling round the internet, as you do, I found the instructions for making a sock wreath.
I'm sure that orkneyflowers at The Wind and the Wellies would have many stripey socks that could be put to good use.
I'm thinking that it could make a Christmas wreath. Green, red, various strips etc. So off to the Pound Shop I'll go and see what I can salvage.