Magic Thrift Flip: DIY Earrings in Just 30 Minutes!

HTTL handmade
by HTTL handmade
8 Materials
30 Minutes

Everyones doing thrift flips- from blouses to rugs. But what about making a stunning pair of DIY earrings? I’m going to show you how to make DIY earrings from old scrunchies! That’s right… scrunchies! If you have a pair of old, unused scrunchies taking space in your accessory drawer, then this is the ultimate DIY earrings tutorial for you. It’s easy and the result is just lovely. So get your materials out and let’s make these stunning DIY thrift flip earrings.

Tools and materials:

  • Scrunchies
  • Studs and assorted embellishments of your choice
  • Matching thread
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Fish hooks
  • Jump rings
  • Pliers
Make DIY earrings

How to make DIY earrings

Get your materials ready

For this tutorial, you don’t need much; scrunchies, scissors, matching thread, and your choice of lovely studs or embellishments. To add the earrings, you’ll need some pliers and an earring kit with jump rings and fish hooks. 

Easy DIY earrings

Basic DIY earrings

Make the DIY earrings

Create a lovely puff-type structure from the scrunchie by looping it into an infinity sign and folding it together, as shown. Basically, you will be reducing its size in diameter and increasing it in height. 

Simple DIY earrings

To hold the scrunchie together, go ahead and manually sew one side and the two layers together. 

Thrift flip DIY earrings

DIY earrings tutorial

With your pliers, open up the jump ring and loop it around the side you have sewn together. Then, with your pliers, close the gap. 

Then, connect another jump ring to the first and close the gap, making sure it’s tightly closed. 

This is what it should look like. 

Add the fish hook

Now it's time to connect the fish hook to your DIY earrings. Start by connecting another jump ring to the fish hook. 

Then, connect this jump ring to the second jump ring on the scrunchie. 

Yeah! Here are your simple DIY earrings! Now it’s time to add some dazzle.

Add embellishments

Ok, so here’s the fun part. It’s time to take your basic DIY earrings to the next level by adding some super cool embellishments. I chose some lovely gold studs, but feel free to use beads, pearls… whatever your heart desires, really. 

Manually sew your embellishments onto the scrunchie’s fabric. Add some all around the scrunchie so that they are evenly distributed. You can add as much as you like. Be sure to repeat this whole process for the second earring! 

That’s it. Simple and fabulous! They are so unique, and the pop of gold just gives it that extra magical touch. Your thrift flip DIY earrings are complete! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to make DIY earrings. Good luck! 

Suggested materials:
  • Scrunchies
  • Studs and embellishments
  • Matching thread
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  • Agu12047318 Agu12047318 on Jul 21, 2021

    Cute. I think trying to create a simpler version of this idea would provide fun and creative ways for young girls (like my 7yr old granddaughter) to rid themselves of the mounds of scrunchies and hair ties that they never wear!

    • HTTL handmade HTTL handmade on Jul 21, 2021

      I’m so glad that you liked this video. Hope you and your girls have fun with that ❤️❤️❤️

  • Goldbeargirl Goldbeargirl on Jul 22, 2021

    Very cute and imaginative!