Hula Hoop Holiday Wreaths and a Chandelier

Hula Hoop Wreath

Hula Hoop Wreath

Got some old hoops laying around you’re unlikely to use again, or one that has a kink in it? Are you starting to get into the spirit of the holiday season? Why not recycle an old hoop by turning it into holiday decor. Here’s a couple of holiday hoop repurposing ideas.

One option is to turn that neglected hoop into a holiday wreath to share some holiday cheer. If you’re someone who prefers a more traditional green wreath, you can easily attach branches and trimmings and transform that old hoop. Fresh cuttings from the woods are amazing if you live somewhere that you can go gathering them in the woods. Or perhaps you have some artificial tree branches that have been gathering dust waiting to be recycled as well. Whichever you choose, work your way around the hoop attaching the branches with electrical tape in a way that pleases your eye. Be careful to tape the branches to the hoop in a way that the tape can not be seen, using dark green or black electrical tape to help it blend into your holiday wreath. Once you have your branches arranged and attached, add a bow using the ribbon of your choice. We think a nice red bow looks great with the greenery, but feel free to be creative and hang your new wreath somewhere you’re sure to enjoy it. Still feeling crafty? Another hula hoop holiday decoration option is the icicle light chandeleir.

Hula Hoop Chandelier

Hula Hoop chandelier

To make a twinkle light chandelier, that you just might want to leave up all year round, all you really need is a hoop, 2 strings of icicle lights, some electrical tape and possibly some spray paint. If you’re already happy with the tape or lack of it on your hoop, then you’re ahead of the game. If you’re not then removing the tape and retaping the hoop or simply spray painting the hoop to the color you want it to be can easily transform it for this project. We think dark colors are great for helping the hoop to “disappear” at night when the twinkle lights are on, but you want something that is pleasing enough to the eye in the daylight as well. Something to consider as well are the color of the lights and the color of your icicle lights cord. If your cord is white we suggest a white hoop and using white electrical tape to tape the lights around it. You want to be able to hang the lights on the hoop and tape them into place in a way that can look seamless. If your cord is green, perhaps taping or painting your hoop that shade would look nice, or maybe you’d like to build your color theme around the color of the lights themselves. If you’re really ambitious you might also consider adding smaller rings within the larger one, possibly using embroidery hoops as well. The end result is sure to bring some festive holiday glow.

And for those that would rather hoop with a wreath than make one, our friends at Troo Hoops present Hooping.org’s Shannon Herrington:

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6 thoughts on “Hula Hoop Holiday Wreaths and a Chandelier

  1. December 14, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Love it! Here are my hoop wreaths! Made with a mini hoop. I just keep changing the garland and accents:

    1) http://on.fb.me/sLJL8H

    2) http://on.fb.me/w4vd7U

    1. Amy
      December 15, 2011 at 6:37 am

      Those are beautiful! Love the halloween wreath, definitely going to do that next year. :)

  2. Amy
    December 15, 2011 at 6:36 am

    Love the chandelier idea! Can’t wait to try it…I have both an unused hoop and a string of blue icicle lights laying around in the garage. Great article!

  3. January 12, 2012 at 6:58 am

    To sound awful, I never clicked read more on this article and didn’t know my Troo Hoops video was in this! Talk about a surprise.

    I put mini hoops in mine: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-sCytep3JzeY/TsmcbULD1sI/AAAAAAAAAsU/wP7LyWon_P4/s1600/wreath.jpg

  4. Markie
    January 13, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Would you have to have an electrical outlet on the top of your ceiling? How else would you get the lights to work?

    1. Amber
      January 28, 2012 at 1:51 pm

      Markie, there are these things called extension cords, they can be run just about anywhere.

      I can’t wait to try out the chandelier idea!!!

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