Farmhouse-Style Hula Hoop Shelf DIY

11 Materials
80 Minutes

Learn how to make a beautiful Farmhouse-Style Hula Hoop Shelf with wood boards, chicken wire, dollar store hula hoops, and a little paint!

This beautiful shelf is easy to make and you only need a few tools to get started!

I used coastal blue to match my bathroom but feel free to change up the colors to match your decor.

This accent shelf would also look great in a living room, bedroom, or even as a small plant shelf outside on the porch.

Check out the tutorial and video below to learn how to make one.

How to Make a Farmhouse-Style Hula Hoop Shelf

Start by cutting the wood boards for your shelves. Determine the length by placing the boards where you’d like them to fall on the hula hoop and mark/measure based on that.

Your boards should both be the same size and fit snuggly inside the hoops. I’m using 24-inch hula hoops and my shelves are both 22.25-inches wide.

Next, lightly sand your hula hoops and shelf boards to rough them up a little so paint will adhere to them.

Cut chicken wire to size using wire cutters. Use the depth of your shelf board to get a rough measurement. I left about 3-inches on both sides so I would have enough wire to wrap around the edge of my hula hoop and still fit my shelves in between the hoops. You’ll need to cut two pieces of chicken wire, one for each side. My pieces measure 18″ high x about 11.5″ wide.

Form the chicken wire around one hula hoop (see the video for details) and use needle-nose pliers to twist the wire ends and hook them around the chicken wire on the other side.

When you've attached chicken wire to both sides, give the hula hoop base a coat of spray paint that is formulated to adhere to plastic.

I gave my hula hoops a light coat of metallic spray paint before attaching the chicken wire and a lot of the paint scratched away while I was working. For that reason, I don't recommend painting until the chicken wire is in place.

Overall I noticed that this metallic paint scratched very easily! It wasn’t a problem because I planned to use chalk paint over it but I wanted to point it out.

Next paint the shelves any color you like and add two hooks to the ends of each shelf board. These hooks will later attach to the chicken wire on the shelf base to hold the shelves in place.

Last, apply white chalk paint (latex wall paint will work too) to give your shelf an aged look. I lightly dry brushed white chalk paint over my shelf boards and applied a heavier coat to the sides.

Here's a better side view so you can see the chalk paint.

And a photo of the other side!

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Suggested materials:
  • 2 hula hoops (24-inch hoops used in this DIY)
  • Paint that adheres to plastic
  • Paint for shelves
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  • Jennifer Davies Jennifer Davies on Mar 19, 2022

    Beautiful, will be doing it in my newly renovated bathroom, just a curious question, is that a window in your shower alcove??

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  • Ma Kettle Ma Kettle on Mar 26, 2022

    This would be perfect in my coastal themed bathroom. 👏

  • Linda Moore Linda Moore on Mar 27, 2022

    Beautiful!, going to do this for my daughter, she loves the coastal look. Going to do for myself with a country feel. TY so much.