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By Hostess with the Mostess

What circus party would be completely without a (faux) Ring of Fire?! This playful centerpiece features a freestanding design decked out with fabric flames. It looks especially cute displayed on a table with a Fisher-Price® Lion Clicker Pal peeking through, but this project can also double as a fun photo booth prop!

You’ll Need:

  • Fabric in Red, Orange, and Yellow
  • 9" Embroidery Hoop (inner ring only)
  • 2 Thick Wood Dowels (sized at 12" x 1/2")
  • White spray paint
  • 2 Tolsby Frames (bottom portion only)
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue
  • Printable Ring of Fire Silhouette


1. Unscrew the Tolsby frames and discard the top half of the frame. You will only need the frame bases for this project. DIY Tutorial: Birthday Ball Garland

2. Insert a dowel rod into the base of each frame to form the stands for your Ring of Fire. The dowel should be very snug on its own, but you can secure it with hot glue if necessary. DIY Tutorial: Birthday Ball Garland

3. Spray paint the stands white and set aside to dry.

4. Fold small rectangles of fabric in half and start to freehand-cut flame shapes (similar to the shape of a leaf). My folded rectangles ranged from 2" to 4" here. There’s no need to be perfect or precise either - flames naturally vary in shape! Keep the pointy part of the “flame” on the opposite side of the fabric fold, so that when you open the flames up they look similar to a mustache, as shown below. DIY Tutorial: Birthday Ball Garland

5. Begin wrapping the fabric flames around the embroidery ring, using small dabs of hot glue to secure. DIY Tutorial: Birthday Ball Garland

6. Continue adding fabric flames and alternating colors, overlapping the flames slightly for a layered look. DIY Tutorial: Birthday Ball Garland

7. Once your embroidery ring is covered entirely in flames, hot glue the wooden dowel stands securely to the back side of the hoop, and attach a printable Ring of Fire sign to the front. Enjoy! DIY Tutorial: Birthday Ball Garland

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