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9 Ways to Hack Your Hoop Earrings

For today’s style post, we’re bringing it back to DIY basics. Every gal’s got a pair of go-to silver hoops, but sometimes you want a little something more. Maybe you want more color, a bit of texture, or even a little bit of fringe. Well, it turns out that it’s darn easy to trick out your old hoops, armed with a few materials and a touch of ingenuity. Best of all, each of these hoop hacks takes less than 10 minutes to create.

– silver hoops

– nail polish

– fabric

– washi tape

– chain

– embroidery floss

– suede

– spandex

– hex nuts

– spray paint

We used a variety of different sized hoops. If you don’t have any, try places like Forever 21, Claire’s, or H&M.

1. Nail Polish: In this one, we transform our hoops into bright orange earrings. So fun!

Simply paint your hoops just like you’d paint your nails. Do two coats, let dry, and you’ve got a cool plastic-like coating that’s oh-so-bright.

2. Washi Tape: This one is almost too easy to include, but it’s a fun way to add a pattern to your look.

Wrap washi tape around your hoops. That’s it!

3. Fringe Tassels: This hack on fringe is so easy to customize depending on your outfit or general color palette.

Cut thin pieces of suede and loop them around each hoop. We did four pieces per hoop. Love the combination of deep teal and gold!

4. Hot Orange Hex Nuts: We’re bringing back the hex nut!

Spray paint a few hex nuts orange and loop them onto your hoops. We went with an orange-silver-orange-silver pattern.

5. Braided Embroidery Floss: For a twist of a few different colors, it’s all about the embroidery floss.

Braid a piece of embroidery floss and then wrap around your hoop. Start wrapping with a bit of glue and use glue to secure at the end.

6. Dreamcatcher: Oooh, dreamweaver, I believe we can make it through the ni-iiight.

To create dreamcatcher hoops, start by tying a piece of embroidery floss around your hoop. Loop in and out and criss cross as many times as you like. For a way more detailed how-to on dreamcatchers, head here.

7. Spandex Wrap: Nothing like spandex to add a pop of neon color to your outfit or your hoops.

The how to for this is much the same as the braided embroidery floss. Glue a piece of spandex at one end of your hoop and wrap!

8. Back on the Chain Gang: Ok, this isn’t exactly a pair of earrings for a jailbird, but we love any reference to Fleetwood Mac we can make.

For this one, take lengths of chain and simply string onto your hoops. If your chain is too small to fit on the hoops, add a cord end and then loop on.

9. Dipped Fabric: When we made this, we wanted to create a pair of earrings that looked like it was dipped in fabric. The results? Downright dotty!

Trace your earring onto a piece of fabric. Cut out the fabric and glue onto the back of your earring. So cute!

Which of these tricked out hoops is your favorite? Talk to us in the comments below!

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*