I’m the type of person if there is a way to DIY something, I will give it a try, at least once. I’ve made my own knitting equipment, for example, rather than purchase the tool for twice as much as the parts cost to make it. Or, I see a craft project and I HAVE to do it, just to see if I CAN do it.
It was only a matter of time before I started to make hoops.
With some advice from Jenny (no duct tape!), and her excellent instructions, I got the tools and supplies I needed to make and tape hoops. I now own my own pair of ratcheting PVC cutters.
Saturday morning was like Christmas. Rather than start Friday when I was tired, I decided to wait until the next morning to start, especially when working with a sharp tool. I gathered my stuff and got to business.
I made five hoops from the pipe coil I bought. I only made five because that how many connectors I had purchased. I still have some pipe left over, so another trip to the hardware store is in order.
I used electrical tape to tape my hoops. I also found “laser tape” at the dollar store to make stripes. It worked decently, surprisingly. I’m also going to give Washi tape a shot, too.
Above are two of the hoops I made. The multi-colored one is for Deb, and the green “laser tape” one is for myself. There’s a third like the color blocked one, too.
It takes A LOT of electrical tape to tape a hoop. I bought a lot of the black stuff at the dollar store while the colored stuff is five rolls of different colors for about $10 a shot.
I am having so much fun with this. It’s going to be fun to make my own custom hoops!