How to Make a Gorgeous Outdoor Hula Hoop Chandelier

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Here is a fun and creative way to brighten up your outdoor space for spring!

Today, I will show you how to make a handmade chandelier from hula hoops and fairy lights.

This post was transcribed by a member of the Hometalk editorial team from the original HometalkTV episode.

So, let's get started and transform your backyard into a magical wonderland with this easy-to-follow tutorial!

Spray paint the hula hoops

1. Spray and seal the hula hoops

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.  

Seal the hula hoops with a glaze

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.  

Drilling a hole through a hula hoop

2. Drill holes

Next, you want to drill a hole in each side of the gold-painted hula hoops being careful not to chip the paint. 

Lining up the predrilled holes in the hula hoops

3. Assemble the chandelier

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. 

Inserting a screw into the holes of the hula hoops

Push a long screw through the holes to hold them in place.

Adding a nut to the end of the screw

Then add a nut to the end.  

Using a hot glue gun to make a hole in a plastic plate

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.  

Placing the plastic plate on the hula hoops

With a hole in the plate, you want to put it right over the top of the screw that is through the hula hoops.  

Strengthening the bond between the hula hoops and plastic plate with glue

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.  

Hula hoop chandelier ready to be decorated

4. Decorate

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.  

Placing foam in the middle of the chandelier

Using a hot glue gun, stick a chunk of styrofoam to the middle of the plate.  

Adding fairy lights

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.  

Wrapping fairy lights around the hula hoops

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.  

Adding flowers to the hula hoop chandelier

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.  

Arranging flowers

From there I added some Wisteria that hangs down and some soft pink flowers.  

More DIY Outdoor Decor

For more ideas, check out this brilliant rolling planter tutorial.

Hula hoop chandelier hanging from a tree

Hula Hoop Chandelier Tutorial

Whether you're looking to create a cozy atmosphere for an outdoor gathering or simply want to add some decorative flair to your yard, this hula hoop chandelier is the perfect way to add a touch of charm and elegance to any outdoor space. 

What do you think of the hula hoop chandelier?

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  • Toni Toni on Apr 04, 2022

    Beautiful design

  • Julie Ward Julie Ward on Apr 22, 2022

    Are these battery fairy lights and if so since you taped them to the plate how do you get to them to turn them on and off with all the flowers on top of them???

  • Lois Buchanan Lois Buchanan on Apr 04, 2023

    What an attractive decoration!

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  • HLM HLM on Jul 16, 2023

    Cute and that would be covered in spiders overnight

    • Beth Booth Beth Booth on Mar 23, 2024

      Even if it gets covered in spiders it would be pretty and if it’s outside it wouldn’t be a problem.

  • Beth Booth Beth Booth on Mar 23, 2024

    If I were going to make it I think I would drill the holes first and just make them a little bit bigger than needed for the screw and then I wouldn’t have to worry about chipping the paint.