If you thought a hula hoop was just for twirling around your waist, then you are in for a treat! Clarissa Brown with Busch’s Florist and Greenhouse is showing how to take this old toy out of the garage and turn it into the perfect fall door decoration.
1. Cut your hula hoop down to size.
Start by measuring the space in which you plan to hang your design (i.e. door or window). Pull apart your hula hoop and trim off a small piece of the tubing. Connect the ends to see the new size. If needed, trim again until your hoop is the sized down to perfection.
2. Spray paint your hoop.
We chose a shimmery gold to match our front room décor. We suggest a neutral shade that can be used year-round, but any color works!
3. Prepare your silks and wires.
As the paint dries, take your silks and wires and cut them into smaller pieces that will work for your design. This will make it easier to place around your hoop.
(Note: We chose dark green wires to match our green, leafy silks, as they will blend nicely.)
4. Wire your silks around the hoop.
Here comes the fun part! After the paint on your hoop is completely dry, start placing your trimmed silks in desired areas of your hoop and secure with your wires. We chose to arrange the silks in one small area of the hoop, leaving the rest exposed. However, you can choose to wire your silks all the way around the hoop, if desired. Don’t be afraid to get creative with it!
5. Trim access wire.
As you tie wire around your silks, you will most likely have excess wire sticking out. Be sure to trim the wire and strategically cover it with your silks.
(Tip: Try to tie your wires on the backside of the design, as it will be easier to hide.)
6. Add a festive bow.
Allow us to design your bow or make one yourself using seasonal ribbon of your choosing. Wire it onto the hoop and trim the wire, as mentioned in the previous step.
(Note: We suggest wiring both the silks and bow rather than gluing in case you would like to change colors and styles for each season.)
7. Hang it!
Share your fabulous DIY décor with the world! Hang it on your door in place of a wreath or suspend it from a wire and place it in your window like us!
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