I will be the first to tell you that I am frugal. I make no qualms about it. That is why I could not pass up this pair of $1 earrings. When I bought them, they were simple gold medallions. After a few years of wear, the edges began to turn green, and children at the daycare began asking me if the earrings changed color in the sun. I decided it was time to either retire the earrings or recycle them in some way.
With a simple coat of paint, I gave these earrings a second life.
- old earrings
- acrylic paint
- Use the paintbrush to coat the front of the earrings with a layer of paint. Let dry.
- Paint the back of the earrings. Let dry.
- Repeat steps one and two a couple times so that there are multiple layers of paint.
- Wear your “new” earrings.