THE FERAL TURTLE

THE FERAL TURTLE

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Giant Hula Hoop Wreath

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 used two hula hoops.  The first one, is left intact.  The second one was taken apart at the joint, cut to the desired length, and joined with a bit of "Tuck Tape"....my new friend!  I used wire to secure the two together.  I also added  a hanger at this point.

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.

All done!

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.

Much better!

Added ribbon and a bow.

A few embellishments.  Shiny!


And hung it above my stairs!





Cheers!

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18 comments:

  1. Thank you for following me, I am following you back. Cute blog, I love your wreath.
    Hugs,
    Wanda Ann

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  2. Oh, that is sheer genius!! I was looking for bigger wreath bases to decorate and Joannes and yikkes, they are sooo expensive! I love the way your wreath turned out!!! Great job!

    Carol

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  3. Great blog! I started following you through the Friendly Friday blog hop :) http://putbeautytowords.blogspot.ca/

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  4. What a creative idea! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_12_04_archive.html

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  5. Nice! Very creative, I love it and now I want to make one.

    New follower from The Friendly Friday Blog Hop.
    snackcupsandsmiles.blogspot.com

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  6. That is neat! :)

    Following from Friendly Friday hop.

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  7. Very creative idea to use hula hoops!
    Thank you, too, for your recent kind comments over at my place <3 <3

    ~Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original link party is open.

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  8. So nice to meet you Feral Turtle! I'm your new follower.
    Love the hula hoop idea. I like pieces of scale so I may have to use your idea.
    Other good ideas here so now I'm on your list,
    Deb@LakeGirlPaints

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  9. Thanks so much for stopping by Pounds4Pennies. I would love for you to link up this fabulous idea at my Wednesday Pin it Linky Party!

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  10. Now that's a cool wreath. What a great idea.

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  11. wow!!Very beautiful & attractive....Not only this,I read few other posts from your blog.Really like them....

    Thanks for visiting me...
    I am your new follower now....
    Have a great day!
    http://foodssrilanka.blogspot.com/

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  12. what a creative way to make a bigger wreath form! love it.

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  13. wow! so cool and such a great project for folks who need something very large scale (like in a 2 story room).

    hope you will find a moment to stop by and enter a giveaway i am hosting for followers (i hope you win!):
    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/12/personalized-lovely-giveaway.html

    happy weekend to you!

    michele

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  14. What a Creative idea! Thanks for sharing.
    Stop by from Katherine blog hop. New followers now, hope you will follow me too.
    Warmest,
    http://hakenindie.blogspot.nl

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  15. Hey! Stopping by from the Aloha blog hop...glad I found your blog, now following you! :)

    Lolalucy09.blogspot.com

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  16. I love this, wish my asthma would let me work with burlap! I love the little birds. I bet this would be great with live or artificial greenery. Visit me sometime at http://www.paintordig.blogspot.com

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Cheers to great words!