Make a Wreath from a Hula Hoop

Edited by Ian Gabriel T. Tolledo, Lynn

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Introduction

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Are you looking for a cheap way to make decorations this Christmas? Want to make something out of your everyday household things? Why not use that hula hoop sitting in the corner? Hula hoops can be made into different decorations, and with just a little bit of creativity, you can make your very own special Christmas wreath decoration! What's even better, this project is very easy and won't cost you a dime, as you will be using ordinary home materials! Try the projects below!

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Tinsel Wreath Hoop

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  1. 1
    A hula hoop - pick a size that fits your front door or a wall space.
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    5 meters of weatherproof artificial plastic greenery (or more), tinsel, ribbons
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    Craft wire
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    Weatherproof bow
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    Weatherproof artificial decorations (berries or Christmas balls optional)
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    Hook(s) and safety pins.
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Instructions

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For this project, simply wind the artificial greenery and tinsel around the hoop, making sure to cover each space, and secure it with small pieces of craft wire as needed. Now add the Christmas ball or any other decorations you like, then hang it using a hook on your door, window, wall or at the top of the fireplace! Some hoops are filled with water and can deform in time, so it's wise to put subtle pins as support on the underside of your hoop decoration.

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Other Wreaths made from Hoops

Lolly Hula Wreath

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  1. 1
    3 packets wrapped lollies
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  2. 2
    1 hula hoop
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  3. 3
    Hooks
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Instructions

Simply place the hoop on a work table and gently wrap ribbons around it, and remember to conceal the hoop! Knot one side of the wrapped lolly and attach it to the hoop with another knot. Continue this and work all the way around, make sure you are pushing the lollies gently together. Now tie the project with a ribbon to finish. Using a hook, hang it in reach of children and children-at-heart adults. Watch them gnaw on it!

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Christmas Hula Wreath

  1. 1
    A white hula hoop
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    A red ribbon (or red electrical tape!)
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Instructions

For this project, you simply have to wind the ribbon or tape all around the hoop. If you are using a red ribbon, be sure to wrap it tightly around so that no sagging appears later. To ensure this, use glue as you work it around the hoop. If you are using red electrical tape, simply wrap it around the hoop, but be careful with the spacing. If you cannot find a white hula hoop, just paint one yourself or use white electrical tape.

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Tips, tricks and Warning

  • Here is a bit of trivia many people don't know. Did you know that hula hoops was actually invented to make giant wreath forms? Bet you don't know that. We're guessing some playful kids just decided to put one on their hips and shake it around to their heart's content.
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Recent edits by: Ian Gabriel T. Tolledo

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