Lines Across: Makeover Hoop Earrings

Monday, May 21, 2012

Makeover Hoop Earrings

I have a lot of earrings. I never throw them out. Even the cheap ones that start to wear. At least they don't take up space.

Recently we were at Disney and I was watching a girl wrap hair with thread. It was interesting how they switched from color to color. Then I saw a couple pairs of hoop earrings that didn't look very good anymore, and I thought I would give it a try.

What you need:
1. Hoop earrings
2. Two (or more) colors of embroidery floss, at least 12 inches each
3. Mod podge

What you do:
1. Tie a knot at the base of the earring with both strands of thread. Start wrapping one strand around the earring, and around the other strand.

2. When you want to switch colors, simply pick up the inside strand and start wrapping it around the first strand and the earring.

3. When you are done, you don't even need to tie a knot. Simply cut the threads and apply Mod Podge to the ends, making sure it dries the right way. I also trimmed the original knot and added a little Mod Podge there, and at the places where I changed colors. You could even coat the entire earring in a light layer of Mod Podge.

That's it. So easy and cute. I love how they turned out. I might have to go and buy some more hoops so that I can make different colors. This is a fun way to use up all of those little extra pieces of embroidery thread you have tucked away.


  1. Great idea,I have lots of silver hoops that could do with a make over.would love you to link them up to my Creative Mondays hop? :)

  2. So glad you posted this. I especially love the one with blue thread. Going on my to-do summer list!

  3. Great idea! So easy to coordinate with any outfit! Found you through the Networking blog hop. Following along via GFC. Would love for you to stop by for a visit!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  4. You are brilliant. I feel like I need to bring a box of things I could live without and have you transform them into things I would die for :)

  5. These are fabulous- great tutorial too!
    Thanks for sharing:-)

  6. These are absolutely amazing! I love them! I'm actually going to try this--I have some dingy looking hoop earrings and I think this would really make them beautiful again!

    ~* Ashley

  7. Love the blue and white ones- way to cute

  8. Super cute. The colors are fabulous. I'd love for you to link it up to Crafty Cousins--


  9. ok now I know I have to make these. So fun! I would love for you to link this up to my Feature Friday Linky Party if you haven't already.

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic

  10. So easy, so pretty so fun! If only mod podge was avaialbe here in Greece.

  11. These are just too clever! I have so many earrings that I would love to make into these. Just visiting from the May Blog Hop and am now following you. I would also love to invite you to link this up to Freedom Fridays Blog Hop.

    PS Check out my May 24th post where I am co hosting Katherine's Corner Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. TWO Parties, one place! So hoping to see you there!


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