Here is a bit of trivia that most people don't know. The hula hoop was actually invented to make giant wreath forms.
When shopping for a three foot wreath form and seeing the three foot high price tags, you quickly come to realize the logic in my first sentence!
|I wrapped the form in tulle.|
|Decided tulle wouldn't be enough so it was wrapped in burlap.|
|Still needed something more....|
|I cut a long piece of burlap in half and sewed it into a long tube.|
|I ran a length of wire pre-measured to the diameter of the wreath.|
|Using butchers twine, I secured the burlap at one end, to the back of the form, in the center of the wreath.|
|It was secured every 8 inches or so, and gathered evenly around the wreath.|
|Next step is to pull the burlap apart and center it over the two sides of the form. I flipped it over and secured the tube of burlap catching each side as I went around the back.|
|Added ribbon and a bow.|
|A few embellishments. Shiny!|
|And hung it above my stairs!|