Hula Hoop Chandelier
Let me show you how to make a hula hoop chandelier just in time for spring. You can see more of my projects here at Celebrate & Decorate!
You're going to want to take 3 hula hoops and some metallic paint that's made for plastics. Spray both of your hula hoops with metallic spray paint.
When they are dry, seal them with a clear sealer. I used Rustoleum triple thick glaze for mine. Make sure they are completely covered in gold before applying the glaze.
Next, you want to drill a hole in each side of the gold-painted hula hoops being careful not to chip the paint.
Once you have the holes drilled, it is time to assemble them. You can do this by placing one hoop inside of the other lining up the holes that you drilled.
Push a long screw through the holes to hold them in place,
and then add a nut to the end.
Next will be to add a cake plate to the middle. If you are using a plastic plate as I did, you can use your hot glue gun to make a hole in the middle. If not, you will have to use a drill.
With a hole in the plate, you want to put it right over the top of the screw that is through the hula hoops.
Now that it’s in place, take some gorilla, clear grip contact adhesive, and add some to everywhere the hula hoops cross each other or the plate. The adhesive will hold everything securely in place.
With the base of my DIY hula hoop chandelier formed, it is time to add some flowers and lights. I found it easiest to hang it in my garage for this part.
Using a hot glue gun, stick a chunk of styrofoam to the middle of the plate.
Next, add a six-pack of fairy lights. I found it easiest to lay them around the foam and hold them in place with clear tape.
When they're all taped down, start taking them and wrapping them around the hula hoop up to the top. Make sure there are lights right at the bottom so that the entire hula hoop is covered.
Once the lights are secured, it’s time to make a flower arrangement that kind of flows down. If your stems are stiff enough, you will be able to take them and push them right into your styrofoam and not have to glue them in place. I started with some flat eucalyptus greenery and added that all the way around.
From there I added some Wisteria that hangs down and some soft pink flowers.
What do you think of the hula hoop chandelier? It looks gorgeous outside in the garden or wonderful for a garden party in the summer.