As I’ve been making a new bedroom for my daughter, she mentioned that she wanted a chalkboard. Since I didn’t want to spend money on a big chalkboard, I decided to make one out of a hula hoop! A few years ago I made a giant wreath out of a hula hoop and I have been wanting an excuse to make some hula hoop wall decor again. I love how this hula hoop chalkboard turned out.
How to make a chalkboard out of a hula hoop? First, give your hula hoop a few coats of spray paint. Next, use your hula hoop as a guide to trace a circle on the wall. Use a small paintbrush to paint the inside rim of the circle with chalkboard paint. Use the foam roller to pain the rest of the circle. Paint as many coats as you need until the circle is fully covered with paint. Super glue some flat thumbtacks to the back of the hula hoop. Once the chalkboard paint is dry, press the hula hoop into the wall, lining it up with the chalkboard circle.
How To Make A Chalkboard Out Of A Hula Hoop
When I was grabbing a pool noodle for the diy letter made from a pool noodle that’s hanging above my daughter’s bed, I spotted some hula hoops. I grabbed one right then and there because it inspired me to turn it into a diy chalkboard for my daughter’s desk area!
Hula hoops are pretty versatile for DIY wall decor, believe it or not. Like I mentioned earlier, I turned one into a giant Christmas wreath a few years ago and I have also seen them used for photo displays. However, this DIY hula hoop chalkboard might be my favorite hula hoop DIY project yet!
Since I’ve been decorating my daughter’s tween room, my main focus has been to create a space she wants for as little money as possible. It has been a fun challenge for sure. I made some giant black and white engineering prints, a letter out of a pool noodle and now this hula hoop chalkboard.
Hula Hoop Wall Decor
Hula hoops are a great option for DIY wall decor because they are easy to find, inexpensive and incredibly lightweight. In recent years, they have been very popular for creating wedding decor. But they are also perfect for making wall decor for kids’ rooms!
Because hula hoops are so lightweight, you can hang them virtually anywhere with ease. You also don’t have to worry about finding a stud or damaging the wall. Hula hoops are easy to spray paint and all you need is a hot glue gun to attach materials to them to create your DIY wall decor. With just a little bit of effort, you can make turn a hula hoop into something really fun for your space!
How To Attach A Hula Hoop To The Wall
One of the biggest obstacles when making hula hoop wall decor is the challenge of hanging or attaching the hula hoop to the wall. I tried a few different methods and I think the one that I ended up with is a good option if you are worried about damaging the wall.
All you need is some thumbtacks and super glue. Simply super glue thumbtacks to the back of the hula hoop. Once the glue is dry, press it into the wall and you are finished! You can easily take down your hula hoop decor if you wish without any damage to the wall. Once the chalkboard paint is dry, press the hula hoop into the wall, lining it up with the chalkboard circle.
Materials Needed To Make A Hula Hoop Chalkboard
Here’s what you need to turn your hula hoop into a chalkboard:
- Hula Hoop
- Spray Paint
- Super Glue
- Chalkboard Paint
- Small Paintbrush
- Foam Roller
Instructions For How To Make A Chalkboard Out Of A Hula Hoop
1. First, give your hula hoop a few coats of spray paint.
I used gold spray paint for mine, but any color will work for this step!
2. Next, use your hula hoop as a guide to trace a circle on the wall.
Trace around the inside of the hula hoop with a pencil where you want your chalkboard to go.
3. Use a small paintbrush to paint the inside rim of the circle with chalkboard paint.
4. Use the foam roller to pain the rest of the circle. Paint as many coats as you need until the circle is fully covered with paint.
5. Super glue some flat thumbtacks to the back of the hula hoop.
I used about 6 thumbtacks and let the super glue fully dry.
6. Once the chalkboard paint is dry, press the hula hoop into the wall, lining it up with the chalkboard circle.
If any of the thumbtacks come loose while hanging it, you can add a dab more super glue and some painter’s tape to secure it to the wall until it dries. I put a piece of paper towel in between the tape and hula hoop because I didn’t want to damage the gold spray paint.
7. If your hula hoop has a seam like mine, attach some flowers or other embellishments to hide it with hot glue.
Get out the chalk and enjoy your new hula hoop chalkboard!
Do you think anyone will guess that it’s made out of a hula hoop??
Be sure to check out my other DIY decor projects that anyone can do!