Monday, January 21, 2019

Ping Pong Ball Remote Control Lamp





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I've had a bag of ping pong balls in my stash for a few years now.  It's been so long that I can't remember why I even bought them. What was I thinking? 

Anyway, in looking around for inspirations on using these little balls, I came across a video showing how to make a lamp out of ping pong balls - basically by drilling holes, gluing the balls together and then inserting string lights into the holes. I didn't like that idea about drilling holes and wires so I came up with another way to make something similar.  My version is a cool looking lamp that's remote control for different color lighting  - and made with no drilling holes or wires to contend with! How fabulous would that be!  Here's how!

Materials used:
4" Round Vase Base Light w/remote control
Plastic top for ball ring shape
Ping Pong Balls
Hot glue/DAP Rapid Fuse All Purpose Adhesive
Glass dish/candle holder (stand)


Let's begin by finding a round plastic top large enough to hold a 4" base remote control light (from another project) plus space for the ping pong balls to fit around in it. So I'm using a 7" top from a storage container that I had.


Next, place the light source in the middle of the top to make sure the balls will easily fit around it. And then begin adding a dab of quick drying glue (permanent) or hot glue (not so permanent) to connect each ball to another ball to form a ring.


Twelve balls glued together easily fit in the top and around the light source.
Continue gluing more balls together to form additional rings .  .  .
one row at a time.
to form the height of the lamp .  .  . that you want.

 I had enough balls to make nine rings - using a total of 108 balls, with a few left over.

With the light on - the lamp gives off an ombre effect.  So cool and perfect for mood lighting!

And then I decided to make a stand using a small glass plate and a 
glass candle holder .  .  .
that the ball rings would sit on.

Stacking them on - row by row!

The rings easily stacked on each other and can be 
glue permanently together .  .  .

for a wonderful effect!


How pretty!
A virtually free project that costs nothing to put together since I had everything in my stash! What an awesome de-stash!

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19 comments:

  1. WOW this is so clever and creative Gail...love your ideas
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  2. This looks so cool. You are so creative.

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  3. Such a cool looking light - I would have loved to have this in my bedroom when I was a kid!

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  4. Es increíble la imaginación que tienes para crear. Un excelente y sorprendente trabajo.
    Besos

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  5. Oh, wow! That is one seriously cool lamp!! I love it! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    pinning

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  6. What a unique idea and a fabulous way to use up those ping pong balls! Adding the base to it was a great finishing touch.

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  7. Your lamp is definitely one of a kind and a great conversation piece. Very creative project. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Gail, I just looked up Christopher Lowell on face book and also looked him up on you tube! Thanks for telling me about it! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  9. I buy so many odd items and I barely find ways as clever as this to use them! AWESOME job!

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  10. Such a cool and unique idea! I've never seen a lamp like this!

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  11. This is so cool and unique. Would have never thought to make a lamp with ping pong balls.

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  12. This is so interesting! At first glance, I thought you glued the balls to a hurricane vase, and put a light inside, but so much more interesting than that with the lighting source you have. I haven't seen something like this before!

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.com

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  13. This is so cute and such a good idea. Found you at Friday Features.

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  14. Gail
    You knocked it out of the park. Loving this. Saved to my home board and my lighting board.

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  15. Gail this looks like a modern pop art piece. So innovative and creative!!

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  16. I can't tell you how much I love this! I'm thinking making one for the kids' hang out space in the basement would be awesome. Pinned!

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