I recently switched up my Christmas mantel by making a giant DIY Christmas wreath. I’ve made many wreaths over the years, my ombre Christmas wreath being one of my favorites. But I’ve never attempted something as ginormous as this one. I wanted it big yet simple. Can you guess what the base of my DIY holiday wreath is?
Yes, it’s a hula hoop that I spray painted gold. I didn’t really know what kind of wreath I was going to make, I just grabbed a hula hoop at the store and decided to turn it into something giant. As you can see, I just kind of started wrapping twine around it, similar to my dream catcher wreath, but with no pattern.
Nest, I tied on branches of eucalyptus that I bought at Trader Joes. Again, I really had no plan in mind, I just started tying stuff on. I will say, the eucalyptus kind of dried out after a few days. It still looks ok, but obviously when using fresh plants, it’s not going to last long term. So you could definitely try this with some faux branches to make it last longer!
And it’s done! I love how simple and rustic it is on the mantel. After Christmas, I may take everything off the hula hoop and find something else to do with it…maybe a giant yarn wall hanging for the girls’ room?
Have you used hula hoops for decor lately? I’m guessing no, although I’ve found quite a few hula hoop projects on Pinterest of course!
For more holiday ideas, check out these other posts:
- The easiest snowflake cookies EVER!
- Q-Tip Snowflake Craft
- Anthropologie Inspired Gift Wrap
- Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
- Pink Hot Chocolate