Hula Hoop Photo Frame

Hello there! As a come back post I wanted to make a new DIY project that I love with all my heart as it keeps memories alive and brings a romantic tone to my home.

Materials needed:
  • hula hoop
  • tulle
  • roses vine
  • hot glue gun
  • ribbon
  • small pegs

If you all remember, a while back I posted a DIY project with a sensory hula hoop that Arianna loved so much when she started doing tummy time. As she grew out of it and her interests started focusing more around books and cars, I decided it’s time to give a new life to the old hula hoop forgotten on top of our wardrobe.

This project was very cheap! I found the hula hoop at Home Bargains when I was pregnant for about £2.99, the ribbon and pegs were from Poundland, each for £1, and the roses vine I bought from Ebaywith £3.59. As a total, everything was just £8.58.

I took all toys off the hula hoop and covered it with small pieces of tulle I had left around the house from World Book Day when Arianna was a ballerina. I didn’t want to covered it all well, but to offer a vintage look to it, that I thought will blend well with the rest of the room. Pinterest is full of ideas of how you can do this, and majority of people choose to spray it instead for a quicker option. The tulle worked better for me.

When I bought the roses vine off Ebay, the product advertised looked more blossomed, the roses were bigger and more full, but instead, what I received were these small roses, quite uniform on the vine though. To be honest, I was slightly disappointed when I received the parcel at home, and until I actually started doing the photo frame, I never thought the vine will work for me. But when I decided it’s time to give it a chance, I loved the way it all blend together, and I think it was the right product for me in the end.

The roses vine were hot glued to the hula hoop and so were my fingers as it is so much harder to work with a almost one year old around, trying to help you out. to be honest, Arianna is so curious and using the hot glue gun is not the option to choose when she’s awake, but that is my lesson learned. Also, not to use the laptop blogging with her next to me as her laptop is not that interesting these days!

After I’ve attached the roses vine, I have glued the ribbon in to fit portrait 6″x4″ pictures and glued the small pegs to the ribbon. My husband attached it to the wall and Arianna chose the pictures randomly!

It all took less than 1 hour to make and we love it! The hula hoop is one of the first toys Arianna attached to and now she can display all her new favourite pictures using it! It is a sentimental project for us, but you can use it in so many different ways, like a fancy school reminder board, or family post it noted, wedding photos, without the ribbons can be used as a selfie prop, or anything else your imagination dictates you.

I hope you liked our DIY project and I hope I will see you again soon!

Stay safe,

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Hi! My name is Flo and I am the mum of Arianna. I enjoy doing crafts with my kid and writing. I have started this blog to combine the two and to help others as well to get ideas and embrace motherhood the way I did. As a full time working mum, I do have struggles, and finding the balance between family and career is still a big issue for me. My blog reflects my struggles and shares the tips I have learnt along my journey, plus a lot of crafts and activities. Please leave your feedback in comments and subscribe if you like my content. Have fun scrolling through my posts!

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