These lights are perfect for party decorating or just for fun in your home!

I was inspired by a pic we posted a few months ago originally by Liz from Say Yes to make some party lights for The Makers’ Hub. This project honestly took only about 5 minutes to complete (once I had the supplies), and is SUPER EASY (pretty sure it’s going to take me far longer to actually write and post the tutorial!), so definitely give it a try if you want to pretty up a small corner of your home =)

DIY party string lights tutorial

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You will need:

  • Ping Pong Balls – $4 for a pack of 12 from my local dollar store
  • LED string lights – also $4 from my local dollar store, I got the battery operated kind for portability, so I also needed:
  • 2 AA Batteries
  • Craft knife

It is really important you use LED lights and not regular bulb lights that can overheat and cause your ping-pong balls to catch on fire. LED lights don’t heat up and will be safe for this project. 

DIY party string lights tutorial

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Step One:

 

(I have marked a cross here for you to see clearly how to cut each ball, but you don’t need to mark each one)

Using your craft knife, carefully make 2 incisions into each ping-pong ball. You don’t want to made the cuts too long or the balls will end up falling off your lights.

DIY party string lights tutorial

DIY party string lights tutorial

DIY party string lights tutorial

Step Two:

Insert a bulb of the LED string lights into each ball. Wiggle it in but be careful when handling the wires, you don’t want them to come loose front he bulb.

DIY party string lights tutorial

I pushed my bulbs right into each ball to the wire, I think this helps to secure them (pushed right in on the left, not far enough in on the right).

DIY party string lights tutorial

Step Three:

You’re done! How easy is that?!

DIY party string lights tutorial

Pop your batteries in and see how pretty your new ball string lights are =)

DIY party string lights tutorial

Hang your lights wherever you please (of course these are are several risks with these to little kiddies, so be wary of nurseries/above cribs etc), stand back and admire your handiwork!

DIY party string lights tutorial

DIY party string lights tutorial

Please do have a go, and let me know how they turn out! =)