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Turn Your Old Hula Hoops into Holiday Cheer!

Hula Hoop Wreath Got some old hoops laying around you’re unlikely to use again, or maybe there’s that one hidden away with a pretty big kink in it? Why not recycle that old hoop by turning it into something fun and festive for the holidays. In fact, here’s a couple of holiday hoop repurposing ideas that are sure to spin some holiday cheer.

That neglected hula hoop can be easily turned into a holiday wreath. If you’re someone who prefers a more traditional green wreath, you can easily attach branches and trimmings to create an evergreen transformation that can be easily hung up, and will help fill your home with a favorite scent of Christmas. Fresh cuttings from the woods are amazing if you live somewhere that you can gather them too. Or perhaps you have some artificial tree branches that have been gathering dust just waiting for their turn to be recycled too. Whichever you choose, work your way around the hoop attaching the branches using electrical tape in such a way that pleases the eye and keeps the tape hidden from view. Using dark green or black electrical tape can really help the tape blend into your holiday wreath too. Once you have your branches arranged and attached, add a bow using a festive holiday ribbon of your choice. We think a nice red bow looks great with the greenery, but feel free to be creative. Then all you have to do is hang your new wreath somewhere everyone can enjoy it. And if you’re not feeling the greenery or have allergies you can literally wrap anything around the hoop to transform it into something special for the season, like ornaments, even coffee filters, or even old T-shirts.

Hula Hoop Chandeleir Still feeling crafty? Another repurposed hula hoop holiday decorating option is the icicle light chandelier. To spin up one of your own – that you just might want to leave up all year round – all you really need is a hoop and a string or two of icicle lights. From there you can go about the rest a number of different ways from spray painting the hoop a color to match your light string, to wrapping the hoop entirely in a ribbon color of your choice, to simple fastening the lights onto the hoop as you add a fresh new layer of hoop tape. Of course, if you’re already happy with the tape on your hoop or the lack of it then you’re good to go. Just remember that while dark colors are great for helping the hoop to “disappear” at night when the twinkle lights are on, and white looks great with white icicle lights, especially against a white ceiling, you’re going to want to come up with a combination that looks good to you during the day as well.

Elijah Chumley shares his hula hoop chandelier making adventure. He lives in Hollywood Florida.

Just remember to consider the color of the lights and the color of your icicle lights cord. If your cord is white we suggest a white hoop and to use white electrical tape or ribbon to decorate and 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 help it look great, or maybe you’d like to build your color theme around the color of the lights themselves. Whatever the end result you’re sure to bring some festive holiday glow to the season.

Make a Ribbon Chandelier with Your Hula Hoop

ribbon chandelier We at hooping.org believe that there are many ways to reuse, repurpose and recycle your old hoops. As much as we encourage you to share your hoop love by passing those beloved hoops to others, we still end up with extra hoops. So what’s a hooper to do, you ask? Try your hand at another DIY project! You may remember our post from earlier this year about making a hula hoop chandelier with just a few rolls of lace and some icicle lights. Now we have another version for you to try. This one uses ribbons instead of lights so there’s no need to hang it near an outlet!

Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn inspiration

Courtney at Between U and Me wanted to make something similar to a $70 ribbon mobile she saw at Pottery Barn Teen. Using this photo as inspiration, she gathered two hoops (one large, one small), fishing line, a hot glue gun and lots of pretty ribbon. She cut the ribbon into even lengths and glued them to the hoops. She then tied four strands of fishing line to each hoop and knotted all eight strands together at the top. Voilà! This project has endless possibilities too. You can vary the ribbon colors and widths, alternate ribbon lengths, move the ribbons closer together or farther apart – your imagination is the only limit to personalizing your very own ribbon chandelier! And Thanksgiving weekend is a perfect time for a craft project like this. Maybe use a little red and green to get you in the holiday spirit? See more photos here.

Making Your Own Hula Hoop Chandelier

Hula Hoop Chandelier Got an old hoop laying around you’re not going to be doing anything with or one that you cut wrong that wasn’t the right size? Why not reuse, recycle and repurpose it and turn it into something useful – like making your own hula hoop chandelier? Sarah with an H writes, “I was so excited to make this. I wanted my Sun Porch to have ‘romantic’ lighting. The setting is romantic out there to begin with. There are woods in my backyard, crickets and birds singing. The sun sets behind the house and the breeze blows right through the whole area.” Her solution? A hula hoop chandelier. With a hoop in hand she then set out to score some romantic lace that she covered the hoop in and she also used as the hanging pieces as well. “The three rolls of lace were also a $1!!! SCORE! I had ‘icicle’ white lights in a Christmas bin in the basement so I pulled those out and also my hot glue gun. Wrapped the lights around the hula hoop and covered up the purple and pink hula hoop with the lace! Hung it and Wholla!!! A Magical Romantic Super Cute Hula Hoop Chandelier!!! YIPPEEEE!” More photos here.

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.