DIY Hula Hoop Love Sign

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!

Head here next to see how a video on how I put the entire bridal shower together!

Blush Bridal Shower

supplies

1 hula hoop

Gold Spray Paint

Love Sign 

Fake florals (I used 1 / 2 / 3 – not all florals I used are online)

Greenery (I used fresh silver dollar eucalyptus)

Floral Tape

Scissors

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

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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

apply greenery

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

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Here is a quick video of the process! Not the best angles.. but hopefully you find it helpful!

Thanks for reading! You can see all the details from the bridal shower in this post. Also check out my bridal shower for more inspiration for your next party!

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xo Amanda John




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17 Comments

  1. Shelle Taylor wrote:

    Love you style and ideas. The bridal shower looked so beautiful. I would love to make the hula hoop decor and use it as part of our “photo booth” can you tell me where you purchased the gold LOVE in the middle? Thanks! ❤️

    Posted 3.15.18 Reply
    • Shelle Taylor wrote:

      Disregard my question. I just found your resourse comment. Thx!

      Posted 3.15.18 Reply
  2. Shana wrote:

    Hi,

    What is the size of the hula hoop purchased?

    Posted 4.11.18 Reply
  3. Kim wrote:

    What size is this hula hoop?

    Posted 5.16.18 Reply
  4. Erica Swift wrote:

    I want to put it above a fireplace but I don’t think the homeowner will want me to use tape or hooks.

    Any ideas on how to stand it up on the mantel or do think it would lean against the wall just fine?

    Posted 5.30.18 Reply
  5. What do you plan on putting in the center of the hoop?? You can always try leaning it and adding tape or something to keep the base of the hula hoop from sliding forward.

    Posted 5.30.18 Reply
  6. Michelle wrote:

    I am having trouble with the floral tape. It isn’t sticking to the flowers or hoola hoop. I even went out and purchased a different kind. Do you have any tips for this part? I’m getting pretty frustrated.

    Posted 6.5.18 Reply
    • Oh no! I used strips long enough to wrap around the hoop twice. If I could, I would cross the direction on the second loop. If you’re wanting it to be permanent, you can use hot glue! I used the tape so I could take it down easily afterward.

      Posted 6.6.18 Reply
  7. Jodie wrote:

    I just came across this site and want to purchase the love sign but micheals no longer have them in stock. It says it’s 28”. Is that the total length? I’m trying to find something similar on Etsy and would like detail (height & length) dimensions so it’s not too big or small for the 30in hoop. Thanks in advance!!

    Posted 6.29.18 Reply
    • Yes it’s 28 inches, I hope you find something similar!

      Posted 7.1.18 Reply
    • Nichole wrote:

      Hobby Lobby has it.

      Posted 8.1.18 Reply
  8. This is really pretty and it seems easy to do. So many DIY ideas turn into such time consuming projects. For those who can’t find the love sign, you can have any print on demand laser cutter cut (like Ponoko) and they will cut and ship it to you. They are relatively inexpensive to make and that way you can you any font you’d like for the sign.

    Posted 8.9.18 Reply
  9. Lit wrote:

    Where did you get your silver dollar eucalyptus? All I see are the varieties where the leaves are very close to each other, unlike the ones you used.

    Posted 9.8.18 Reply
    • I picked up fresh silver dollar eucalyptus at a local floral shop!

      Posted 9.8.18 Reply

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