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How to turn a hula hoop into a beautiful chandelier

When you think of a hula hoop, your first mental image most likely involves playground games rather than lighting fixtures. After seeing this charming project, however, that inclination may change. With just a hula hoop and some Christmas lights, you can bring an element of magic to any room with a one-of-a-kind chandelier.
The beauty of this project lies in its potential for you to express your creativity. Depending on the rest of the decor in your home and the room in which you plan on hanging your chandelier, you can alter it to suit your needs.
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Here is an example of a minimalist version from WikiHow that would look gorgeous in a dining room or even in a nursery: 
You can choose to wrap the lights more tightly around the hoop for a wreath-like effect (as demonstrated by Sarah with an H and Hooping.org), or follow HGTV's version and do away with the Christmas lights altogether to create a globe of hula hoops around a single bulb.
As for color scheme, you once again have the opportunity to personalize your chandelier. You can go all-white for a clean, minimalist approach or go gold for a modern, trendy look. You can even use a bright color (or lots of bright colors) for a child's room or nursery.
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