DIY Ping Pong Ball Lights

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Ping pong ball lights is a great DIY lighting idea for teens and kids rooms. It's really fun to lit some DIY Lights like Lamps, Pendants, in the bedroom. But one of my favorites is ping pong ball lights. 

Christmas lights are the best. I used to have colored lights all around my bedroom when I was younger. Those same lights hung all around Nick's apartment in college and then in our apartment this past Christmas. I just think they make a room feel warm, cozy, and inviting. We've incorporated Christmas lights in our apartment with our wine bottle lights, but I am always happy to welcome more!


A few months ago I saw this pin about covering Christmas lights with ping pong balls (genius, right?) I thought the colored lights they used were fun, but then I saw a photo from Arroway blog where they used white lights and I'm pretty sure I fell in love. The white lights are just so pretty. We decided to make a set of our own, and let me tell you... this is probably the quickest and easiest project we've ever done.  


Want to make a set for your home? Here's what you need!
- String of Christmas lights
- Ping pong balls
- Xacto knife

Here's what you do!
- Using your Xacto knife, carefully cut a small X in a ping pong ball.


- Push a light through the X as far as it will go.


- Repeat with your remaining lights and you're done!

We had an extra set of white Christmas lights already on hand, so no money spent there. We bought a gross (144 pack) of ping pong balls on Amazon for $12. That's all we spent. Pretty good, if you ask me. And we still have 44 balls left over for our next match of Quidditch pong. Now that's what I call a win-win.


Hope you're having an unseasonably warm Saturday like we are :)

This post was originally published in February 2014. We no longer have these lights, as we cleaned out our apartment extensively when we moved and didn't see a need for them anymore. We've received a few comments saying that ping pong balls are extremely flammable, but we had no issues with these lights whatsoever when we were using them. I would recommend using LED lights (which generate less heat) if overheating is of concern to you. We are not experts or DIY professionals but wanted to share that we had no issues with this project.

DIY Ping Pong Ball Lights
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