How to Make a Copper Hula-Hoop Wreath

The secret to this gorgeous, oversize holiday wreath can be found in the kids toy aisle.

Transform hula-hoops into showstopping holiday decor with this creative DIY.

When it comes to holiday decor, the bigger, the better! That's why we are swooning over this large Christmas wreath made from two Hula-Hoops. It incorporates a favorite childhood toy item that becomes instantly elevated with a touch of spray paint and a few layers of greenery. The stunning holiday wreath fits nicely on a blank exterior wall, a fence, or between two windows on your front porch. Check out how we made our Hula-Hoop Christmas wreath below.

Decorate with Handmade Wreaths

What You Need

  • 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 
  • Screwdriver 
  • 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

Step 1: Drain Water

Some Hula-Hoops come with water inside for better control. If this is the case, drill one small hole to drain it. You may want to drill multiple holes to drain the water faster, but doing so could damage the structural integrity of your hoop in the long run. 

If hula-hoops contains water, drill a few holes to drain it. If hula-hoops contains water, drill a few holes to drain it. If hula-hoops contains water, drill a few holes to drain it.

Step 2: Paint Hoops

Spray paint the hoops with copper primer paint. Read the manufacturer's instructions before you spray to make sure you get the best, most even coverage possible. Let paint dry.

Editor's Tip: Be sure to work in a well-ventilated space for any project that involves spray 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: Drill Holes

After the Hula-Hoops have dried, drill a 3/16-inch hole through each of the hoops. Place a piece of scrap wood under the hoop while you work so you don't damage your work surface. 

Step 4: Connect Hoops

Stack the hoops and attach them where the holes meet. Use the machine screws, nuts, and washers to connect the two hoops. Overlap the hoops slightly and drill another hole through both hoops, making a second attachment with the nuts and washers.

Step 5: Decorate and Finish

Attach various faux greenery 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 bow at the base.


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