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!
Remote Control Ping Pong Ball Lamp
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!
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- Ping Pong Balls (Amazon)
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