Tutorial: Ping Pong Ball Christmas Decorations

Here is a neat, easy idea for making your own Christmas decorations.

What you will need
  • Pipecleaners
  • Paint
  • Brushes
  • Hairpins
  • Drawing pin
  • Bowl of water (cleaning the brush)
  • Ping pong balls
How to  make them
1. Make holes in the ping pong balls, using the drawing pin.

2.  Poke the hair pins into the ping pong balls.
3. Paint the balls.
4. Leave to dry. I hung them up like this. I threaded another hair pin through the first one.
Then I put it on a hanger, and used a food clip to hold it there.
5. When it’s dry, add glitter!
6. Use the pipecleaner as the ‘hook’ to put it on the tree with, and you’re done!!
A nice easy Christmas craft for the whole family!


  1. Yvette @ Delightfully Tacky said:

    What a fabulous idea!! And so personal!!! 🙂 Loving it!!! I am not ready for Christmas!!

    1 December 2011
  2. Ms Kate said:

    I think it'll be neat in years to come when they teach their kids how to make them!

    1 December 2011
  3. Kate said:

    Oh that's a bit awesome!

    1 December 2011
  4. Kim-Marie Williams said:

    Boyo handpainted a bag of polystyrene Xmas shapes a few years ago, and we posted them to New Zealand, England and Wales.  They cost me an absolute fortune to post them, but they were such a big hit! 🙂

    1 December 2011
  5. MultipleMum said:

    Love it! Simple and yet very effective. Good for your Ms Kate x

    2 December 2011
  6. Kimberly Sminkey said:

    What a great idea!  Thanks for sharing at Awesome Inspirations link party at tiarasandbowties.blogspot.com.  Great activity to get the kids involved!

    2 December 2011
  7. Ms Kate said:

    Oh I bet! Things just are so expensive to post! But I bet they were appreciated, handmade gifts always are!

    2 December 2011
  8. Ms Kate said:

    Thank you 🙂 Kids loved doing it!

    2 December 2011
  9. Ms Kate said:

    Thanks! Hopefully will have more to share!

    2 December 2011
  10. Jamie said:

    What a cute idea. With small kids, the ping-pong balls would be better than the breakable ornaments. I'll have to keep this in mind.
    I love your blog. I'm your newest follower.
    Would love to see you DIY Home Sweet home.

    P.S. I have a linky every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.

    2 December 2011
  11. Ms Kate said:

    Thanks so much, will check you out!!

    2 December 2011
  12. Robin N said:

    Adorable! Thank you so much for linking up to Upcycled Awesome and Everything Else!

    3 December 2011
  13. Ms Kate said:

    Thanks, have had a look 🙂

    3 December 2011
  14. Ms Kate said:

    Thank you 🙂

    3 December 2011

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