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Hula hoop wreath and door makeover

by: Jo

Hula hoop wreath and door makeover
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I took the girls to a local drop-in craft shop called Cut & Paste recently and while there, I spied this great “Hey Y’all” wooden cutout. The southern girl in me loved it and I knew I wanted to hang it on my door. I decided this would be the perfect piece to try out making a wreath from a hula hoop!

I gathered my additional supplies from Michaels: a mini hula hoop, Ashland brand twine (get two, I used more than the 120 feet on the spool), and assorted flowers.

I started by wrapping the twine tightly around the hoop. I added a spot of hot glue every 8 inches or so to help keep it from unraveling or whenever I wanted to stop for a break. This was the most tedious part of the whole project, but it still wasn’t that bad.

Then I painted the wooden cutout, using Multi-Surface Paint since this would be going outside. I used a pretty coral color called Shrimp.

To help protect the twine a bit more from the elements, I sprayed it really well with a matte sealer.

The cutout was large enough to touch the hoop at three different points. I used hot glue to secure it.

I love how fresh and fun it looks on my back door, which leads out to my deck.

Speaking of my back door… it used to be plain white. Sad and boring.

To freshen it up, I added a coat of Curb Appeal paint in Victorian Yellow. The paint covered well in one coat with no dripping! The only downside was the jar. I was frustrated that my brush didn’t fit into the jar like it would have with a quart-sized container, so I had to find a bowl to pour it into, and lost some paint doing so.

The paint dried very quickly and the color is fabulous!

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    PatGLex 05/18/2017 at 12:16 pm

    What an awesome idea! And it’s nice and flat. (Will have to give this some thought for my mom — she doesn’t have a lot of space between her wood door and the storm door but she likes wreaths on her door….) Good job!

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