How to Make a Giant Christmas Wreath Using Hula Hoops
The secret to this gorgeous, extra large holiday wreath can be found in the kids toy aisle! Give a couple of hula hoops a whole new look with this easy DIY giant Christmas wreath project.
When it comes to holiday decor, the bigger, the better! That's why we're swooning over this extra large outdoor Christmas wreath made from two hula hoops. The simple childhood toy is upgraded to copper holiday decor with a touch of spray paint and a few layers of greenery. The result is a stunning holiday hula hoop wreath that fits nicely on a blank exterior wall, a fence, or between two windows on your front porch. Follow the directions below to learn how to make your own festive hula hoop Christmas wreath.
- Small hula hoop
- Large hula hoop
- Copper spray paint with primer
- (2) #8-32 x 1-1/2-inch round-head machine screws with nuts
- (6) #8 flat washers
- Drill and 3/16-inch bit
- Hot-glue gun and glue
- Floral wire
- Zip ties
- Faux greenery such as pine greenery, dried eucalyptus, and faux lambs ear
- Ornaments, bows, and holiday accents, as desired
How to Make an Oversize Wreath
Step 1: Drain Water from Hula Hoops
Some hula hoops contain water to give the hula-er better balance and control of the toy. If this is the case, drill one small hole into each hoop to drain the water. Though it's tempting to create multiple holes to make the water drain faster, we don't suggest it. Multiple holes could mess with the structural integrity of the DIY hula hoop Christmas wreath. Be patient, the water will eventually drain so you can move on to the next step.
Step 2: Paint the Hula Hoops
Working on a protected surface, hit the hoops with a coat of copper spray paint that contains a primer (for even, solid coverage). Let paint dry. Repeat if necessary. We personally love copper home decor, but if you wish to use a different color, feel free to do so.
Editor's Tip: Always work in a well-ventilated space whenever working on any project involving paint. If you choose to work outside, note the wind. A breeze may blow the spray paint onto you or your surroundings, and you may need additional paint to finish the job.
Step 3: Attach the Hoops Together
Once the paint on the hula hoops has dried, drill a 3/16-inch hole completely through each one from the side of the hoop facing you through the back. Place a piece of scrap wood under the hoop while you work so you don't damage your work surface.
Stack the hoops and use the machine screws, nuts, and washers to connect the two hoops where the holes meet. Drill a second set of holes through both hoops, connect the hoops with the nuts and washers again.
Step 4: Add Seasonal Decorations
Attach faux greenery boughs using zip ties, floral wire, and hot glue. We created an asymmetrical design by letting the greens extend further up one side of the wreath than the other. Our wreath features pine greenery, dried eucalyptus, and faux lambs ear. Finish it with an oversized wreath bow at the base.