Ping Pong Party Lights

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I’ve been working on these polka dot ping-pong lights after discovering that it’s near impossible to find festoon style lighting here in the UK within my budget!They cost an absolute fortune, so of course, I had to make my own!My lights ended up being blue-white instead of warm white; luckily this was a really simple DIY project so when I get some warm white battery operated lights it will be easy to move the balls over.I’ve been working on these polka dot ping-pong lights after discovering that it’s near impossible to find festoon style lighting here in the UK within my budget!They cost an absolute fortune, so of course, I had to make my own!My lights ended up being blue-white instead of warm white; luckily this was a really simple DIY project so when I get some warm white battery operated lights it will be easy to move the balls over.Please check out the Blog Post and If you like this DIY project I would love it if you would repin and share with your friends!



Take each Ping-Pong ball and use a sharp craft knife to mark an X on the ping-pong ball.Please be careful!I almost lost a finger! If you look on the ping-pong ball, you might see a little join where the two halves of the ball were fused together in production, just beside the join seems to be the weakest part of the ball and the easiest to poke your knife through.




You can stick your pencil (nib first) into a little hole made from your X.Start painting your polka dots! You can use ring binder reinforcing stickers as a stencil, but those circles were huge, and I wanted little polka dots.




Please check out the Blog Post and If you like this DIY project I would love it if you would repin and share with your friends!
Suggested materials:
  • Ping Pong Balls   (eBay)
  • Fairy Lights   (eBay)
  • Paint Pens
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Claire - Heart Handmadeuk
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  • Ren23474778 Ren23474778 on May 15, 2017
    Do you know if this would work with a string of white Christmas lights?

  • Jackie Dolin Jackie Dolin on Jun 20, 2019

    Hi - I really like the polka for

    lamp shade - how did you make that ??!

  • Suzanne Cox Suzanne Cox 4 days ago

    How do you get the ping pong ball, to stay suspended in one spot on the light string?

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