Linda from Party Craft Secrets knew what to do when her daughter tolder her “my hula hoop doesn’t work any more”. The hoop had been squashed in a door and become a little square shaped. Rather than toss into a landfill, Linda writes, “inspired by many extremely beautiful beribboned canopies on the internet”, decided to make one of her own. “I suddenly remembered a bag full of streamer odds and ends that had been torn down from previous crafting experiments and left for a rainy day… or a sunny day as it turned out!” In 15 minutes and using some wool to hang the hoop and a stapler to clip the streamer-bits in place, they made magic. Linda explains, “The girls decided what we made was everything from a super-shower, a rainbow-waterfall, a giant sea monster, a princess palace, to a play-area for kids to have mini-parties.” Using lightweight fabric or ribbon you could probably create something a little more permanent as well and with a little more color coordination and some imagination this idea could be turned into something special for a multitude of decorating or party theme ideas.