DIY this super easy ping pong ball light garland #Decor DIY#bunting#decor#DIY#tutorial Updated Mar 15 2021 (Posted Mar 19 2018) Guest post by Callum Mundine Photos and DIY project by Callum Mundine, LED World DIY weddings are more popular than ever since DIY projects can save you beaucoup bucks in the process. So if you need some seriously pretty mood lighting for your DIY decor, this easy ping pong ball light garland is your go-to DIY wedding project. Plus, they function as garland/bunting for a ceremony backdrop of for stringing along the ceiling in your venue. And they're oh-so-glowy! They're cheap, easy to make, and they look gorgeous lighting the rest of your decor (and photo ops!). The ping pong balls give off a warm, soft glow, perfect for setting the mood. Here's how to make these easy lights… Before you run out and purchase supplies, make sure you have determined how many lights you'll need. Will this go all around the wedding venue? Or only in specific areas? Longer strands mean more LED lights, which means more balls. You don't want to end up 50 balls short or with uneven lighting, so make sure you plan ahead. TIP: I recommend buying ping pong balls in bulk, about a dozen more than the number of LED lights you have in case you make a mistake or break a few. You will need: You'll only need a few materials for this ping pong ball light garland. The hot glue or silicone is optional, but it will secure the lights inside the balls. If you're having an outdoor wedding and anticipate some wind, this is definitely recommended. Silicone is a better option since it's easier to remove. LED lights Ping pong balls Egg carton Precision knife Optional: Silicone or hot glue Optional: flowers, origami, glitter How to make it: Step 1: Test your lights Test your LED lights to see that every bulb is working perfectly. You will also want to check if the lights get too hot after about an hour. Since ping pong balls are made of plastic, you don't want hot lights to warp them. Once you're done, unplug the lights and proceed with the next step. Do not leave the lights on unattended. Step 2: Cut holes in the balls Use an empty egg carton or some other mount to stabilize the balls. Cut a small X into each one, just enough to push one LED bulb through. Be sure to cut small X's as it is easier to make it bigger than it is to make it smaller. Avoid cutting through the seams of the balls. Step 3: Add the lights Carefully push each light through the cut, and seal with silicone or glue. Step 4: Add some effects As an option, you can add flowers or origami in between the balls or right beside each ball. Add glitter for some additional sparkle. Or spell out your name and your partner's name, writing one letter per ball. Use a metallic marker for effect, or ask a friend with calligraphy handwriting to do it for you. And you're done! The ping pong balls diffuse light beautifully for amazing photos. Have fun! More wedding DIY ideas: Related Post Snazz up your wedding decor with a DIY floral frame backdrop This quick and easy DIY floral frame backdrop is a reusable rustic wedding decor element that will delight your guests. I love it because it can fit any wedding theme… Read More Related Post Snazz up your reception tables with these DIY menu candles If you're not that chill with DIY, this ultra easy DIY menu candles project could be the one task you feel comfortable undertaking in your DIY wedding efforts. It takes… Read More Guest post written by Callum Mundine Callum Mundine is from LED World in Australia. He co-owns the business with his brother and is chief lighting designer. In his spare time, he enjoys making fun DIY projects for his children. https://ledworld.com.au/ PREVIOUS An Autumn witch lesbian wedding with tarot, tattoos, and beer NEXT A wedding in Italy with street performers & a wine ceremony Show/Hide comments [ 0 ] Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.