Here is how to make this DIY hula hoop love sign. I came across a post from Style Me Pretty showing a hula hoop ribbon photo display and wanted to recreate one myself for a bridal shower I was hosting. Let me tell you, this was the easiest DIY and completely made the display at the party! You can see the full bridal shower here for more inspiration. I decided not to do the photos in the original tutorial to make it more of a backdrop, but you can get creative with the center based on the party you’re hosting or the decorative spot you’re using it for. Here are the steps to recreate it yourself!
1 hula hoop
Greenery (I used fresh silver dollar eucalyptus)
Command Hooks or hammer +nails
How to make a DIY Love Hula Hoop Sign
Spray paint the Hula Hoop
Outside in a well-ventilated area, spray paint the hula hoop and let it dry before flipping it over and spraying the other side. I did this the day before adding the flowers to be safe but it dries fairly quickly. I sprayed on top of a huge cardboard box sitting in my garage, but I usually like to paint on a cheap shower curtain to save the grass or whatever you’re crafting on. I didn’t do any prep work to the hula hoop beforehand, and I liked how the roughness of the plastic made it look almost foiled. My hula hoop was actually 10 years old 🙂
ADD FAKE FLORALS
I pulled the florals from the stems and played with the arrangement on the hula hoop. I added the biggest florals in the center and trickled out to smaller buds. I used a different amount on the other side so it wasn’t perfectly symmetrical. I recommend purchasing bushes of florals verse individual stems to save money and they easily pop off the stems. I purchased all of mine from Michaels, along with the wood cut out LOVE sign I used in the center. Cut strips of floral tape and wrap the base of the floral around the hula hoop. You will definitely need scissors to cut this tape! I made sure to hide the tape behind the flowers. Feel free to use real flowers if your heart desires… I definitely didn’t have the time the morning of to make it fresh.
Top Right: 3 large florals, two small spray roses, 2 ranunculus, 3 smaller buds
Bottom Left: one large flower, 2 spray roses, 2 smaller buds
It didn’t seem finished with just the florals, so I used the floral tape to trickle fresh silver dollar eucalyptus around the hoop. Make sure to tape in areas where the leaves will hide it if you can! I decided to keep the natural wood of the love sign but feel free to paint it if you’d like. I contemplated applying marble contact paper to the sign, but I didn’t think the amount of time for that project would be worth it or necessary. FYI I put the greenery on the day of the shower to keep it fresh in water as long as possible.
HOW TO HANG IT
I used a command hook to hold the hula hoop and placed the love sign on hooks from a painting that was already there. You can also use a nail if you don’t mind the holes. It was easiest to hang the love sign first then center the hula hoop around it
Here is a quick video of the process! Not the best angles.. but hopefully you find it helpful!
xo Amanda John