Remote Control Ping Pong Ball Lamp

4 Materials
3 Hours

I've had a bag of ping pong balls in my stash for a few years now and need to make something using them! In looking around for inspiration I came across a video showing how to make a lamp out of ping pong balls - basically by drilling holes, gluing the balls together and then inserting string lights into the holes. I didn't like that idea about drilling holes and working with wires so I came up with another way to make something similar. My version is a cool looking lamp that's remote control for different color lighting - and made with no drilling holes or wires to contend with! How fabulous would that be! Here's how!

Let's begin by finding a round plastic top large enough to hold a 4" base remote control light plus space for the ping pong balls to fit around in it. I found a 7" top from a storage container that I had that was perfect!

Next, place the light source in the middle of the top to make sure the balls will easily fit around it. Then begin adding a dab of quick drying glue (permanent) or hot glue (not so permanent) to connect each ball to another ball to form a ring.

Twelve balls glued together easily fit in the 7" top and around the light source.

Continue gluing more balls together to form additional rings . . .

one row at a time . . .to form the height of the lamp that you want.

There were enough balls to make nine rings - using a total of 108 balls, with a few left over.

With the light on (using the remote control) - the lamp gives off an ombre effect. So cool and perfect for mood lighting!

To make a stand, use a small glass plate and a glass candle holder that the ball rings can sit on.

Stacking the rings together, row by row!

The rings easily stacked on each other and can be glue permanently together . . .

for a wonderful effect . . . in different colors, too!

How pretty!

Suggested materials:

  • 4" Round Vase Base Light w/remote control   (Amazon)
  • Ping Pong Balls   (Amazon)
  • DAP Rapid Fuse All Purpose Adhesive
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Gail@Purple Hues and Me
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