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Color Choices for Custom HoopBunny Hula Hoops

You can choose virtually any color combination you can think of for your very own custom HoopBunny Hula Hoop! The photo below displays all of the colors available in three different types of tape: vinyl, duct, and gaffer (grip) tape.

How to Collapse Your Hula Hoop

I’ve been meaning to make a video about this for a while and you can find some examples on YouTube showing how to collapse a hula hoop, but one of my Twitter friends recently requested photos on how to do this, so I figured I’d put it out there for all to see.

Start by holding your hoop upright with the connectors at the top & bottom of the hoop like so…

Place each hand on either side of the top connector.
Push down on the hoop while slightly twisting your right hand towards you & your left hand away from you.

Then fold one side of the collapsed hoop over the other side, folding it in half.

Voila! Now your hoop is collapsed!

Usually the hoop tries to unfold and will not stay collapsed (which is why my hand is in this pic). So I usually tie the hoop together with a pretty ribbon to keep if from unfolding.

I hope this helps! By the way, that is an Age of Aquarius Collapsible Hula Hoop which just so happens to be on sale (20% off!) until this Saturday!

See ya later happy hoopers!

HoopBunny Horoscope Hoops

Lady Libra Collapsible Hula Hoop

The Horoscope Hoops are the first themed collection in the HoopBunny Hoop shop! The first three – Lady Libra, Sizzlin’ Scorpio, and Sparkling Sagittarius – are currently listed for sale on Etsy. The 20% sale for the Lady Libra Collapsible Hula Hoop recently ended on 10/22 when the Libra sign of the Zodiac also ended.

Sizzlin' Scorpio Collapsible Hula Hoop

Throughout the sign of the Scorpio (right now!), the Sizzlin’ Scorpio Collapsible Hula Hoop will be on sale for just $20! I think this may be my favorite out of the first 3 Horoscope Hoops, even though I usually prefer the bright neon colors (and I’m a Libra!). The sale on the Scorpio hoop ends 11/21.

Sparkling Sagittarius Collapsible Hula Hoop

As you may have guessed, the Sparkling Sagittarius Collapsible Hula Hoop will be on sale (for 20% off) during the sign of the Sagittarius, starting November 22nd. Each Horoscope Hoop will be on sale during that particular sign of the Zodiac.The next three hoops that will be released in this collection are for the Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces signs.
These will be listed within the next month so keep checking the shop for new listings!

Each of the horoscope hoops are designed with specific colors that correspond to that particular sign’s symbol, element, ruling planets, star stones, etc. I put a lot of research into designing the horoscope hoops to represent each individual sign of the Zodiac. I am excited to get the rest of the collection in the HoopBunny Hoops shop and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Happy Hooping bunnies xo

Shipping Woes…

Recently I received an inquiry at the HoopBunny Hoops shop about an order for 12 Custom Collapsible Hula Hoops. Yes, TWELVE hoops at once! And to make it even more flattering, she didn’t even choose any specific color schemes for them, she just likes the style of my hoops she has already seen. I’m pretty excited to get started on them!

The only problem I am having now (and stressing about) is how the heck am I going to ship them? I have only ever shipped one hoop at a time and the packaging I use now is pretty simple, I don’t even use a box. I collapse the hoop, cover it in bubble wrap, then in packing paper, and then tape the whole thing up. It’s not the most beautiful packaging you’ve ever seen, but it works and is fairly cheap.

If I was to ship all the hoops together, I would need a pretty large box. The biggest one I found at Home Depot probably won’t be tall enough to even fit all 12 in so I would most likely need at least 2. I used the price calculator at USPS and it estimated that a box of this size (22 x 22 x 21.5) would cost $90… yikes! So now I’m trying to figure out if I can ship from somewhere else like FedEx or UPS at a cheaper price and if it would cost more/less to break the order up into multiple packages. I wonder if I could use my current packaging method and group 2 or 3 together. That would make 6 separate packages at the most and would be more like $60 I believe.

The reason I’m stressing a bit is because I need to figure this out (and make the hoops) ASAP. Some are being used for an event the first week in November so that doesn’t give me a ton of time. I’d like to provide the lowest possible shipping price that I can for her.

I just needed to take a break from researching and get my thoughts out. Anyone have any experience shipping a lot of hoops or just a large package? Any help would be much appreciated 🙂

I’ll have to take my hoop out for my next little break and spin away some stress!

Happy Hooping xo

NEW Tape for Custom Hoops!!

A new shipment of tape has arrived! All the tapes/colors listed below are now available for your Custom HoopBunny Hula Hoop!

Duct Tape
Red ~ Light Blue ~Royal Blue ~ Teal ~ Purple ~ Violet ~ Pink
Fluorescent Pink ~ Fluorescent Orange ~ Fluorescent Yellow ~ Fluorescent Green

Gaffer Tape
Fluorescent Pink ~ Fluorescent Orange ~ Fluorescent Yellow ~ Fluorescent Green
Electric Blue ~ Purple ~Black

Vinyl Tape
Red ~ Orange ~ Yellow ~ Light Green ~ Green ~ Dark Green
Purple ~ Pink ~ Black ~ Grey ~ White ~ Brown

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