Welcome to the March Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by My Pinterventures. The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! So this month, I chose to create/make a……
Hula Hoop Upcycled Letter Board
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I mean really……..doesn’t every walk by a hula hoop and think it should be a letter board?
I feel in LOVE with it, but there were some problems from the get go…..
- The tutorial was in German. Here’s a tip if you come across any posts in another language. Copy the text and go to translate in google or on your phone. Enter the text and you should get a pretty good idea of what’s being stated.
- I’m not sure what kind of hula hoop is in the picture, but I don’t think we have them here in the states.
- The instructions were a little vague – probably because of the language issue.
- Finally, I didn’t have the letters/numbers. They are most likely vintage, like you can find HERE, but I didn’t have time, or money, to order.
No time to switch projects, plus I LOVED it, so onward and upwards.
Here’s what went down –
I didn’t have a hula hoop on hand so I went to the dollar store to pick one up.
Now, I needed to find a way to make it look like the one in the picture – which appeared like wood to me. Okay, I’m curious….are hula hoops wood in Germany? I need to know this.
There was a sticker on the hula hoop. I removed that and underneath was the black plastic hoop. I’m not gonna lie, I was hoping for white. Oh, well!
The black would need to be covered with white so I can overlay the tan tissue.
I took white tissue and cut it up into squares. I then glued, using modge podge, the paper and stuck it onto the hoop. The entire hoop was covered in, at least, one layer of leftover white tissue paper.
Next up….the tan tissue paper. using the same process as above, the tan squares were glued all over. In the end, I kind of liked the dark coming through in some spots -lighter in other areas.
For the bars in the middle –
I decided on 4, instead of the 5 in the picture….mainly because that meant only buying one piece of wood instead of 2.
The hoop was measured and divided into five. Five because there are 4 bars but 5 layers. Each layer would need to be of equal distance.
HERE WAS THE TRICKY PART……the hoop kind of bends so it was a little difficult to measure and hold everything in place.
The top bars could be cut evenly-straight, but the bottom layers needed to be at an angle.
After all the pieces were cut, they were glued into place using a hot glue gun.
Twine was wrapped around the top and bottom.
All that was left was to figure out the letters and numbers.
I decided to make my own would be the easiest……and cheapest.
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NOTE – I printed them on card stock so they would be more sturdy. You could also laminate them.
They were cut, using this, and now I can add quotes, menus, or notes for loved ones in a fun and unique way.
Here is the supply list in case you want to make your own:
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- Hula Hoop
- White Tissue Paper
- Tan Tissue Paper
- Modge Podge
- Paint/Foam Brush
- Wood Trim (Inside/Ouside Corner Trim is what we used)
- Hot Glue/Hot Glue Gun
- Letters (Buy or Ours)
- Paper Cuter
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