DIY Hula Hoop Wood Shelf

Shelly L Nemeth
by Shelly L Nemeth
8 Materials
2 Hours

Okay, you will not believe what I made using some dollar store 24" hula hoops. Check it out!

Hula Hoops

Tools and Materials

  • 2 hula hoops
  • Spray paint
  • 2 wood planks
  • Saw
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood stain
  • Drill
  • Wooden dowels
Paint the Hula Hoops
Paint the Hula Hoops

First I started by spray painting my two hula hoops with Rustoleum Oil Brushed Bronze.

Then let it dry.

Cut Wood Shelves
Cut Wood Shelves

I then cut my 2 wood shelves. I came up with 23” that was to the edge of my hula hoops.


Then I sanded them down.


Then I stained the wood on all sides.

Drill Holes
Drill Holes

I then drilled some pilot holes through the hoop and into the wood.


I used a box to level between shelves and drilled in the second shelf.

DIY Hula Hoop Shelves

Resting it like this made drilling the shelves in easier to do!

Add Dowels
Add Dowels

After the shelves were in place, I added two wooden dowels to the base to make sure it wouldn't rock. If you have any mistakes, just use some electric tape and spray paint to cover any errors.

Homemade Hula Hoops Shelves

And that's it, it's done and ready to be used!

DIY Easy Hula Hoop Shelves

Here it is on my bathroom vanity I think it turned out super cute! What do you think? The whole shelf only cost me $10! See more great items at Gilbert Marketplace

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  • Brett Langlois Brett Langlois on Oct 25, 2020

    Are you single?

  • Daisy Daisy on Oct 26, 2020

    Came out nice only problem I see these hula hoops are super flimsy and not not hold together well, is another piece missing to make them sturdy for the weight of the wood?

  • Mab Mab on Mar 07, 2021

    You don't seem to address the bottom 2 pieces of tubing(?) that prevents the whole thing from rolling. What was used and how was it attached to the hula hoop. Also how did you cover the screw heads that hold the shelves.

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  • Melody Boling Medlock Melody Boling Medlock on Nov 01, 2020

    I originally seen this project on White Sparrow Living YouTube channel. Theirs was sturdier and able to be hung on a wall. They look a lot better when you remove the foil paper from them before painting as well. If any other crafters like to see high end Dollar Tree projects you should check them out. This is a good idea for free standing shelves though. Others have done this here on Hometalk as well.

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    • Mary McDonald Mary McDonald on Dec 31, 2020

      That may be but we are respectfully on Shelly’s post now and I think it’s super cute and would look great somewhere in my living room!

  • Taylor @ TayRose Design Taylor @ TayRose Design on Nov 04, 2020

    Not much room on most vanity countertops, but I can see it hung on wall over toilet maybe. Great reuse of hula hoop!