Polka Dot Party Lights




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Welcome to the first tutorial that I'm sharing with you from my blog Heart Handmade UK . This is a super popular one and you can see why. It's so simple to make and lots of fun colours are involved.

Step 1: Supplies You Will Need to MakeThe Party Lights

A string of about 20 Fairy Lights (you can get them super cheap on ebay)

Enough Ping Pong Balls (20-25)A Sharp Knife (Ask an adult to help you or if you’re an adult – BE CAREFUL!!!)

Coloured Paint Pens (I used Sharpie Paint Pens bought from ‘Murica)

Several Pencils (or sticks to attach to your ping-pong balls as the paint dries)

A cup full of salt or sugar to stick your pencils in to help your paint dry

Step 2: How to Make the Lights

I took each Ping-Pong ball and used a sharp craft knife to mark an X on the ping-pong ball.

Please be careful! I almost lost a finger! If you look on the ping-pong ball, you might see a little join where the two halves of the ball were fused together in production, just beside the join seems to be the weakest part of the ball and the easiest to poke your knife through.

Start painting your polka dots! You can use ring binder reinforcing stickers as a stencil, but those circles were huge and I wanted little polka dots.

Allow to dry, just pop the polka dot Ping-Pong balls onto your lights and hang wherever you like and enjoy your gorgeous Festoon style lights!

Step 3: For More Photos

Please check out the Blog Post and If you like this DIY project I would love it if you would repin and share with your friends!



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    4 Discussions


    2 years ago

    Those are adorable! Awesome easy decor idea :)

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    Reply 2 years ago

    thank you so much! I love the colours and I'm all about easy diy projects :)


    2 years ago

    I love how simple this is! Thanks for posting your first project to Instructables. I look forward to seeing more and welcome to the community. :)


    2 years ago

    Extremely well done!