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.