Daily Archives: December 26, 2010
Merry (day after) Christmas! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday, I sure did! Santa was veryyy good to me this year! Anyway, I wanted to share a couple of hoops I gave as gifts this year. They were my first attempts at making collapsible hoops and they came out pretty good, if I do say so myself!
This hoop is 3/4 in. 100 PSI with purple duct tape, teal duct tape, zebra print duct tape, and black electric tape. Usually I don’t like to use so much duct tape on one hoop because the ends tend to get stringy or show the white from underneath when I cut it in half. But, since the zebra print tape is already white it helped to cover that up and the black vinyl tape covered the rest of the ugly ends. The only thing I don’t like about collapsible hoops is that you can’t cover the ends of the tubing and connectors with tape because the tubing has to be able to twist around the connector in order for it to collapse, leaving the grey connector exposed a bit.
This hoop is also 3/4 in. 100 PSI. It is made with red vinyl tape, black vinyl tape, and card suit decorative tape. I was going to provide a link to this decorative tape, but I just found out they don’t sell it anymore! I guess I can only make 1 or 2 more with this tape so if you want it let me know!
It is so much fun to give hoops as gifts, always lots of smiles and giggles 🙂 I will be making lots more of these collapsible hoops in the near future for my soon-to-be Etsy shop. I will hopefully be working on that this coming week now that the holiday is over and I have a break from both yoga and HulaFit. This little break will also give me a chance to organize the upcoming hoop gathering that will be happening at Maximum Fitness soon (yay!). Happy holiday hooping!