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Twenty Uses for Ping Pong Balls

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(Original story published on Thursday July 23rd, 2015 on HGTV.ca.)

Whether you’re a hardcore table tennis player or just a fan of the game’s boozy alternative, we wouldn’t say ping pong balls are one of our most reached-for household items… but that’s about to change. From an amazing way to light up a room to a fun craft for the kids, flip through the slideshow for twenty ways to put ping pong balls to good use.

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String of Lights
Make a whimsical string of lights by adding white ping pong balls to your typical tea light set. We love them draped over a window or a mirror for a fantasy edge.
Image Courtesy of Mom Projects.

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Centerpiece
Light up your table with a centerpiece made out of a string of lights and ping pong balls. Style it with potted plants and tall candlesticks for an interesting mix.
Image Courtesy of Brit.

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Polka-Dot Lights
Perfect for a garden party or as decoration in a kid’s room, use a marker to draw polka-dots onto ping pong balls, and string them to a set of mini lights for a fun way to enhance a space.
Image Courtesy of Heart Handmade.

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Polka-Dot Lights
Perfect for a garden party or as decoration in a kid’s room, use a marker to draw polka-dots onto ping pong balls, and string them to a set of mini lights for a fun way to enhance a space.
Image Courtesy of Heart Handmade.

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Letter Light
Ideal for a kids room or office space, we’re obsessing over these easy-to-make letter lights made out of ping pong balls and cardboard.
Image Courtesy of Gurl.

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Party Garland
Experiment with the party decor for your next bash and instead of typical streamers or tissue paper garland, spray paint ping pong balls in various colours and string them on fishing wire.
Image Courtesy of Refinery29.

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Monster Ball
The next time the kids are looking for a craft project, have them make these adorable monsters. All you need is paint, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and of course, ping pong balls.
Image Courtesy of Kids Activities Blog.

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Nerf Gun Game
Step up your Nerf gun competition with this fun carnival-style game with ping pong balls and old pop bottles.
Image Courtesy of Frugal Fun 4 Boys.

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Lily Pad Frogs
Lend some childlike charm to your backyard scene with these ping pong frogs on lily pads.
Image Courtesy of Grandir Avec Nathan.

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Icebreakers
Looking for a way to break the ice at the first day at camp or school? Have the kids write a conversation starter on a ping pong ball, and hand them out to get everyone acquainted.
Image Courtesy of The Middle School Counselor.

ping pong balls word game
Word Game
A great activity for the cottage or a rainy day in the city, help the kids learn words with this clever game on the blog, I Can Teach My Child.
Image Courtesy of I Can Teach My Child.

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Pool Mood Lights
Set the mood at your next soiree with floating glow balls, made out of ping pong balls covered in neon paint.
Image Courtesy of 7 Gadgets.

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Wind Sticks
Enhance your homemade wind sticks by making them with ping pong balls, and lending an opulent edge with a dose of silver spray paint.
Image Courtesy of Gardeners.

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Winter Wreath
Make a wreath for the door that’s perfect for the frosty season with some icy-looking foliage and ping pong balls, a la A Beautiful Mess.
Image Courtesy of A Beautiful Mess.

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Holiday Lights
Update your standard string of holiday lights by adding ping pong balls and just the right amount of red tartan, tied in bows.
Image Courtesy of Twelve O Eight Blog.

ping pong balls ornaments
Ornaments
Have a Nightmare Before Christmas fan in the house? Turn ping pong balls into the various faces of Jack Skeleton, perfect for Christmas tree ornaments.
Image Courtesy of Etsy.

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Ornaments
Have a Nightmare Before Christmas fan in the house? Turn ping pong balls into the various faces of Jack Skeleton, perfect for Christmas tree ornaments.
Image Courtesy of Etsy.

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Ghost Lights
Get into the Halloween spirit with a string of lights boasting ping pong balls dressed up as ghosts.
Image Courtesy of Unoriginal Mom.

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Eyeball Collage
Lend your home a spooktacular (sorry, we had to) edge this Halloween with an eyeball collage made out of ping pong balls.
Image Courtesy of Number 2 Pencil.

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Last Minute Costume
Just found out the party you’re attending is a costume affair? Don’t fret! Your Kermet the Frog costume is just two ping pong balls and a few green paper triangles away.
Image Courtesy of Rad Megan.

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