Thursday, January 13, 2011

Valentine Hula Hoop Wreath

The supplies for this project are pretty simple...a hula hoop, some pretty fabric, yarn, and a little bit of cardboard. I picked up my hula hoops at The Dollar Tree for $1 each. They come in a few different sizes, and the smallest one that they have is the perfect size for a wreath....and a lot cheaper than most large sized wreath forms out there. I also picked up some fun Valentine fabrics at Hobby Lobby...30% off! You can use scrap fabric for this project too, but for some reason I have very few pink and red fabrics in my collection:)
You start by wrapping the hula hoop with yarn. I tied a knot in the end of my yarn to get it started and then held the end in place while I wrapped a few times. You could also hot glue the end down to make it a little more stable. Wrap the entire hula hoop with your yarn...it probably took me a little over an hour to do while I was watching tv.
The next step is to cut a heart shape out of cardboard. You can use anything you have around your house...cereal boxes or some heavy cardstock should work fine. I used a baby wipe box which is a pretty heavy duty cardboard. Punch a hole in the heart shape where you want to add your hanger. I decided to hang my heart a little crooked, but you could do it right in the center also.
Cut you fabric into strips. I did mine about a 1/2 inches wide and as long as my piece of fabric.
Fold the strips of fabric in half with the wrong sides together and then twist. Once you get them twisted put a small bead of hot glue around the outside edge of the cardboard heart and carefully put your strip of fabric on the heart.



Continue to add your twisted strips of fabrics around the heart shape. Be sure to leave the hole you punched earlier open so that you can thread a piece of fabric or ribbon through as a hanger. I also added a little tulle ruffle to the back of my heart. I simply added a little hot glue to the back and folded and glued the tulle in place.

To finish your wreath, take your completed fabric covered heart and tie it to your yarn covered hula hoop using a strip of fabric or some coordinating ribbon.
This is what two wreaths look like on my front door:
FYI...It is really difficult to get two wreaths perfectly level when the hook is a good 3 feet over your head:)
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34 comments:

myevil3yearold said...

Cute. I just saw little Pink hula hoops the other day. I wonder if i would even need the yarn.

Life with the Lebedas said...

That is really cute!!

I wanted to let you know you've been featured for Craftify It Thursday on Life with the Lebedas Blog. Hope you'll swing by and grab the feature button. Your also welcome to link up other crafts!

http://lebedafamily.blogspot.com/2010/01/craftify-it-thursday-valentines-edition.html

Have an awesome Thursday!
Jennifer

laxsupermom said...

Cute project! Looks easy to do, too.

Stephanie said...

I love these!!!!!

And if I haven't said it before I adore your front doors!

Mommy to a lil lady[bug] said...

they came out very cute!

Kmama said...

That's super cute. Great job!

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

I love how the hula hoop frames everything so perfectly!

TeenaBugg38 said...

So cute!! These would also be darling with fabric scraps tied around the hula hoop rather than wrapping the nayrd, which is probably what I will try! Thanks for the inspiration :)

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

love how this turned out! So jealous of your double door entry :)

Jolene said...

Very cute! Great idea. I'm with you on the pink fabric. I am out numbered in my home...well until 6 years ago when I moved in with my second husband. I went from 4 sons only to instant 2 step daughters as well but they were in high school.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Very very cute!! Love the fabrics you chose for the heart. They are fresh and fun. :)

Amanda said...

Such a cute idea! I wonder if it would look as cute on my single front door? hmm just might try it.

Kristyn @ Good Gravy Crafts said...

so cute!!! i knew it!! a giant v day wreath!!!

so cute!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

That's really cute!

Jill said...

You are SO creative!

Joanna said...

I love it!! Very cute! You are very creative!! I would have never seen a hula hoop as nothing more than a hula hoop. :-)

MommaD said...

I love the hula hoop idea! None in my Dollar Tree yet...will keep my eyes peeled! --I like the header update too!

Angie said...

Very very cute!! I wouldn't have thought to use a hula hoop like that!!

Darcie said...

I am not sure what is more cool? The wreaths, or your front doors. You did a great job on those wreaths, and they accent your doors beautifully!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

So clever Kelli!! I love how whimsical and colorful it is!! Adorable!

I shared it on my TT&J FB page :)

xoxo
Jen

Nike@ChooseToThrive said...

Kelli,

Just saw this on TT&J's FB page ....

So CUTE! I love me a good diaper box project--adorable!

Candi said...

What a cute idea.

The Crafty Side Of Life said...

That is an awesome idea!! They look so cute on your doors!

Kelli said...

Those are perfect on your doors. Such a cute project...I would have never thought of that. I really need to get on some V-Day crafts.

Laura said...

I love it! And it looks great on your two doors.

Carrie said...

Those turned out so great...of course ;)

And they look great together! Another fun project! I need a wreath for our door right now. And I love the new header...I need to update mine!

Jenn said...

Now that's a cute idea! I've been looking for something fun for our front door. Looks like I might be heading to the Dollar Tree this weekend...

Thanks for sharing! :)

April said...

So pretty! I love the hearts. Come link up to my Sew Crafy party and giveaway!

http://wildflowersandwhimsy.blogspot.com/2011/01/sew-crafty-saturday-adventure-date.html

Dee said...

Very Cute!!!!!!

The Crafty Side Of Life said...

I am going to be having a Linky party this weekend. Starting Friday and ending on Sunday, (Jan 21-23). I would love for you to come and participate! www.thecraftysideoflife.blogspot.com Thanks!

Ambrosia said...

Very cute idea!

Tauni said...

My goodness, this turned out so well! I need to have you make one for my door :)

Holly said...

FUN! Totally diggin' the hearts you made inside.

Sassy Scrubs.com said...

Really cute!

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