IVY HANG­ING HOOP

THIS IS­SUE’S DIY COULD POS­SI­BLY BE OUR QUICK­EST ONE YET! IT CAN SUIT A NUM­BER OF WED­DING THEMES – KEEP IT SIM­PLE US­ING JUST IVY, ADD A TOUCH OF COLOUR WITH FLOW­ERS, OR MAKE IT A FEA­TURE BY ADDING HANG­ING GLASS SPHERE’S.

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Things you will need:

Hoola Hoop Ivy – Silk or Real Scis­sors Ny­lon Wire, Rib­bon, Rope or Crys­tal Gar­lands (as we’ve used). This is for hang­ing your hoop so use what­ever ties in with your theme.

Op­tional:

Fairy lights, flow­ers and hang­ing glass sphere’s can be added. Metal ring

Step 1:

Wrap your Hoola Hoop in ivy. Keep wind­ing gar­lands on un­til it is nice and thick.

Additional Ideas:

If you wanted a touch of twin­kling lights you could add these in be­fore you do your fi­nal layer of ivy – this helps hold the lights in place and you can cover the bat­tery pack with ivy, too. You may even want to tape the bat­tery pack down to the hoop af­ter your first layer to make sure it is ex­tra se­cure. Just en­sure you place it so that the switch is easy for you to still reach to turn them on. Once all the ivy is on, tuck your flow­ers in if you’re us­ing any. Make sure you place them evenly around the hoop.

Step 2:

Cut four pieces of your ny­lon wire, rib­bon etc to the cor­rect length for hang­ing your hoop. The length will de­pend on what/where you are hang­ing it from and how high or low you wish for it to sit. Se­cure these four lengths to the hoop at four evenly spaced points around the hoop. This will en­sure it sits straight when hang­ing. Make sure your knots are tight - you don’t want them work­ing loose and fall­ing dur­ing your wed­ding! Depend­ing on where you are hang­ing your hoop and from what, it can be help­ful to se­cure your four ny­lon ends to a metal ring. Then on the day you sim­ply need to at­tach your metal ring to the hook or item you are hang­ing it from. You can make just one Hoop or a num­ber of them to hang through­out your ceil­ing. Adding items such as the hang­ing glass sphere’s can make your hoop into a fea­ture of your room, and flow­ers or can­dles can be added to these.

Tip:

Ca­ble ties can also be very handy in se­cur­ing your ny­lon/rib­bon/crys­tal to your hang­ing point. Dou­ble check knots! If you are hang­ing hoops through­out the room, make sure they are high enough so taller people can­not walk into them.

Please visit A Touch of Class’ Blog for more de­tails on this su­per sim­ple project, any ques­tions, additional hire in­for­ma­tion and other DIY ideas! With over 10 years in the wed­ding and event in­dus­try, they have the ex­pe­ri­ence and cre­ative­ness to en­sure your wed­ding por­trays an im­age of so­phis­ti­ca­tion, el­e­gance and style ev­ery time.

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