Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fancy Basketball Hoop

 Ok, I am definitely in a blogging slump these days!  Or rather, I am a procrastination fiend =)  I have about ten projects on the table and as soon as I finish anything hopefully blogging will be fun again!  Here is one quick project that my husband has been busily playtesting for me…The Fancy Basketball Hoop!

Eric loves to play “ball” in the house, using one of those little plastic balls you find for a dollar or two at Target or Walmart.  Usually he just bounces it off the wall at an appropriate height… so I decided to make him a real hoop.  The thing is though, I wanted it to look pretty too!  So I took an embroidery hoop, attached it to a pretty white wood frame using L brackets, and tied aqua and red ribbons all around it!  The first version was not sturdy enough, the screws cracked the embroidery hoop and it was soon sagging.  The second version added the L brackets, and some ribbons tied up to the sides to help hold up the hoop.  I guess the original version was just banking on him hitting nothing but net all the time, but that’s just not how the game works. 

I did take out the glass so if it falls hopefully no one gets damaged.  And it is nailed into one stud. 

We’ll see if the embroidery hoop is sturdy enough for the long run, otherwise I might have to look into some plastic hoop thing… like rubber irrigation tubing or something.  It seems to be doing better with the L brackets though, so we’ll leave it for the time being!  I think this would be super cute in a playroom or nursery too! 

Thanks for reading!  If you enjoyed it I’d love new followers =)  Link is on the right!  And comments make my day!


  1. That is the prettiest basketball hoop I have ever seen! What a cute idea. Thank you so much for linking up your post at Freshmen Friday, Chrissie!

  2. Okay, I was wondering how it worked with the glass but it was a good idea to take it out! Very pretty! I am a new follower from the Sundae Scoop. Vicky @

  3. So cute!! Would love it if you would link this post up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!!

  4. So cute!! I love it b/c not only is it great for your kids to play with but it also looks pretty!