Ping pong ball string lights

Create a cosy atmosphere ready for Christmas

The best craft ideas are often the ones that are easiest to make – like these string lights made with ping pong balls. Table tennis balls emit a cosy glow and make wonderful mini lanterns for a light chain, and you can give them a Christmassy theme by decorating them using edding gloss paint markers. For a unique look, you could draw a different design on each ball. Whether you draw stars, sprigs of pine or angels, simply add anything you fancy and let your imagination run wild! The ink in the gloss paint markers is completely opaque, smudge-proof and waterproof, making it ideal for virtually all surfaces, especially smooth ones. What’s more, there are 22 intense colours to choose from, including shimmering metallics. It is important to note that you should use string lights with LED bulbs, as they don’t get too hot.

Paint markers
Plastic and foil
Easy peasy
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Other materials

  • Ping pong balls, one for each bulb (ideally with nothing printed on them)
  • LED string lights
  • Craft knife

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