I am LOVING the craze for hoop décor that’s setting weddings alight at the moment. IMHO you can’t get a more beautiful, classic, and timeless shape than a hoop: they fit seamlessly into all types of venues and settings, and are a simple way of adding impact and interest. And if you’re canny about it, they’re affordable! All the bits I needed to create this hula hoop table plan came to a grand total of just over £30, so if you’re planning a wedding on a budget it’s a great way to save a couple of quid.
1. Spray paint your hula hoop to match your colour scheme. I envisaged my hoop being used in an industrial warehouse type venue, hence my choice of a copper colour, but for a more rustic vibe you could use jute fabric wrapped around the hula hoop instead of spraying it, and twine instead of ribbons.
2. Twist a couple of sprigs of eucalyptus around the hula hoop. Attach using flower tape.
3. Work out how much ribbon you need for the first strip by laying a length of ribbon from the top of the hula hoop to the bottom. Cut the ribbon where it reaches the bottom of the hula hoop.
4. Attach both ends of the ribbon to the hula hoop. I used tape, but for something a bit more robust you might want to use superglue.
5. Attach the table plan cards to the ribbon using double-sided tape. Because it’s just tape, it’s very forgiving and if you get the positioning wrong you can just peel it off and start again.
6. Repeat steps 2 to 4 above with a ribbon to the left, and a ribbon to the right.
7. Balance the hoop table plan on a chair, prop it on a table, or suspend from the wall, ceiling or some pretty shutters like the ones in these pics.
Will you be incorporating hoop décor into your big day?