DIY Dollar Tree Hula Hoop Photo Hanging Display (Great for Weddings & Parties!)

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diy dollar tree hula hoop display

Love a clever Dollar Tree tip?

You’ve gotta check out this fun photo display I just made using a hula hoop and supplies from Dollar Tree! Show off photos at a wedding, party, graduation, shower – and even use this idea as fun wall decor in a teen room. I plan to put this in my daughter’s newly decorated room, so she can display her own pictures!

items needed to make this DIY hula hoop photo frame

Grab these Dollar Tree supplies first!

You may already have a hula hoop to re-purpose at home, but if not, Dollar Tree has these small, child-sized hula hoops like the one pictured. There are quite a few varieties of faux flowers, succulents, and greenery available there as well, or if you prefer to use some other varieties from the craft store, that’d work, too.

diy hula hoop photo display hanging on the wall

Go for gold!

I love the gold metallic trend in crafts and decor that’s popular right now – it’s so fun! You’ll need some spray paint, and I used this Rustoleum Metal Finish in gold, which turned out pretty. I’m using baker’s twine to hang photos, but if you prefer, another string or fishing line could be good instead.

Finally, the mini clothespins are for holding your personal photos. So cute!

gluing faux leaves to a gold hula hoop photo display

Heat up that trusty glue gun!

After spraying the hula hoop gold and letting it dry, start pulling apart and deconstructing the faux flowers and greenery. This is the key to making them look like an arrangement. You can come up with any style or pattern, as there’s no right or wrong here. You’ll notice I created one longer arrangement and one shorter on the diagonal, mixing individual flowers, leaves, and succulents.

Make sure to use plenty of hot glue to secure the flowers and extra-heavy succulents so they’ll stay put.

hula hoop photo frame next to pictures to include

Hula Hoop Photo Hanging Wreath


Supplies Needed

  • hula hoop
  • gold spray paint
  • faux flowers, succulents, and greenery
  • glue gun and glue sticks
  • mini clothespins
  • string or twine
  • personal photos



Spray paint hula hoop gold and let dry.


Separate and cut individual flowers and leaves from bundles.


Arrange and glue leaves and flowers to hula hoop as desired.Be generous with the hot glue, so flowers don’t fall off easily. 


Glue or tie string to the back of hula hoop to hang pictures.


Use tiny clothespins to hang photos from string and hang your finished display on the wall.

finished hula hoop photo display hanging on white wall

What a fun and versatile photo project!

This will look great in her room, and I love how it turned out. You could pick up a variety of hula hoop sizes and really create a fun focal point for any room or party decor. For a wedding, you could display photos of the couple at the reception. You can even skip the photos all together and just create a fun spring wreath idea!

finished photo frame next to a snake plant and covered chair

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About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 24

  1. Lily T

    Definitely Clever! Love it!!!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks so much Lily!

  2. AilineAZ

    I absolutely love this! Thank you for the inspiration.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for stopping by and for the sweet comment!

  3. serenity he

    i love it!!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Aw thanks so much Serenity!

  4. Allison M.

    Back in the day, the Dollar Tree had glue guns! I don’t know if they still do 🤷🏻‍♀️

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Hmmm yes!…I haven’t seen one in awhile though, but the glue sticks I’ve seen 🙂

  5. Helen in Meridian

    Did you find your Baker’s Twine at the Dollar Tree? I have been looking for some.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yep and those little clothespins – from the craft section.

  6. Michelle

    Oh my, just what I needed to see. Hosting a surprise 30th birthday party so I’m going to use this idea to display photos in the number 30. This is definitely going to be my 0! You wouldn’t happen to know a way to make a 3 would you? LOL

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh fun- maybe if you cut and glue two small hoops into a 3 shape, and do a larger one as a 0?

      • Michelle

        OMG!!! That is why I love you and this site. I just have no creative thought. PERFECT ANSWER!!!

        • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

          Ah thanks! And have so much fun!

    • becky

      Cut a 3 out from their foam board at Dollar Tree

      • Michelle

        Great idea!

  7. Cassie

    How did I survive pre-glue gun?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Exactly! LOL – same 🙂 Ha that made me laugh Cassie.

  8. Shell0216

    I bought some tiny clothes pins at Target in their dollar bin. They were the cutest black with gold polka dots and zebra striped. This is a very clever idea for a desk as well !! Thanks for the ideas

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes!! You’re so welcome – thanks for stopping by.

  9. Jodi

    Might paint the hula in the high school colors for a grad party.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      oh that’s a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing Jodi!

  10. JElliott

    How is this on the wall?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I installed two small nails in a row and then hung it up.

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