Ping Pong Merrily on High


Introduction: Ping Pong Merrily on High

How to revive and upgrade a string of Christmas lights by making little covers for the bulbs. Ping-pong balls are perfect ready-made shades as they diffuse the light attractively and are cheap and easy to come by.



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    i would put them in an egg carton and poke holes with hot poker

    Unless the presenter is about 10 feet tall, that's a small hardback, nota big one. But maybe the ping pong balls are teeny-tiny, it's all amatter of scale, I guess.

    Book looks intriguing and, anyway, if I'm seeing an advert, I like whenwhen I know that's what happening rather than any stealthyunder-the-radar 'ooh we're so alternative and clever, but we're stillselling to you' junk.

    It's a plug, it says it's a plug. Live with it.

    I understand about the book plug but at least we now know about it - Ithink it sounds like a fab book.  Love the idea too - greatalternative to overly festive Christmas lights.

    I love this - looks so easy I'm going to have a go at making themtonight! 

    Using a G-clamp is likely to dent the balls, but you wouldn't want a drill bit in your hand... "Modelling-clay" might be a better way of holding these?
    (The book-plug spoils this, it's not very subtle at all.)


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    Agreed - the product-placement is clumsy enough, but that last plug tips the scales to spam to my mind.

    Me too, but the build is well presented (and none of the cheapskates around here are likely to fork-out for a big hardback...)


    If I was drilling a ping-pong ball, I'd use a drill-press, and hold the ball by hand (the drill isn't going to shoot sideways into my hand).