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.
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.
Fairy lights, flowers and hanging glass sphere’s can be added. Metal ring
Wrap your Hoola Hoop in ivy. Keep winding garlands on until it is nice and thick.
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.
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.
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.
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