In the spirit of all things red and white this year (I cannot wait to show you the tree, but it’s not done yet so give me a few more days!)
I wanted to have a garland that I could hang anywhere that glowed in all of it’s red and white goodness and just
makes you happy each time you walk by it.
I have seen ping pong ball covered lights before for other types of garlands, but I wanted to try making a Christmas Garland
out of one.
Inspiration struck on a recent trip to Michael’s, when I found strings of red and white mini lights.
My heart went pitter patter and I knew exactly what I would do with them.
Well, kind of. And that never happens so it was awesome!
I picked up some packages of ping pong balls at Dollar Tree (yep, they were only $1 a package)
and with some Buffalo Check fabric, and an X-acto knife I was able to finish this in about 30 minutes.
Not bad, and this helps me have more time to finish the tree.
Which I have not yet.
But I am going to.
- String of mini Christmas Tree Lights in color(s) of your choice
- 3/4 yard of fabric (I used 45″ wide red and white Buffalo check from Jo-Ann’s)
- Enough ping pong balls to cover all of your lights
- X-acto knife
- A cool place to hang your awesome new garland!
Begin by cutting or tearing (I like to tear them it gives the fabric frayed edges) strips about 6″-8″ long to
be tied at each end and in between every light. I just used a snug single knot, but a bow would also look
pretty too. Next (and be careful, I didn’t put band aids on the supply list) carefully create a small “x” with
the X-acto knife on each ping pong ball. Test your first one before you cut all of them to make sure you are
not cutting them too large or small. Place each ball over a light, until all of the mini bulbs are covered.
Hang your awesome new garland proudly, or give as a pretty gift to someone you think is fabulous!
Wasn’t that super easy?
I know none of us have countless hours to craft (but I sure wish we did!) so I am hoping to bring you a whole
bunch of fun, pretty, and easy ideas for Christmas Decorating and Christmas Gift Giving this season.
Looking for more thrifty and easy Christmas Decorating and gifts ideas? Check out:
My Rustic Merry + Bright Sign I made last Christmas
Pretty White Felt Trees
Book Page Wreath just in time for Winter & Christmas…
Yarn Wrapped Trees that kind of make you feel like you are in Who-ville
and a thrifty Glittered Christmas House Village the we made on the cheap!
Rebecca @ Hello Creative Blog says
How cute! I love this! So festive yet simple.
Heather Grow says
This is adorable. I haven’t tried the ping pong ball trick yet.
Kim @ The Cookie Puzzle says
This is a wonderful idea…I love that it is so easy and that you can make it in any color you want, coordinating with your decor. We recently moved into our “rustic” home, and this would be perfect for our tree. We would love for you to join us at Party in Your PJs.
omg Tanya that is incredible…..I love those lights….You know I noticed your profile pic changed on your blog, you look totally different in it or am I imagining things??? xoxoxo Christine from Little Brags
Daniela @frugal ain't cheap says
I really like the look of the covered lights. What a great idea.
Absolutely genius!!! I love how you used the ping pong balls to cover the lights. What super cute garland!! Can’t wait to see your tree 🙂
Kyla @HouseofHipsters.com says
THIS IS FREAKIN’ AWESOME! Thanks for sharing! I also wanted to remind you of the Found & Foraged linky party this Saturday night (tomorrow) at 8PM (CT). Last week’s debut party was a total success, and we’d love to have you stop by! Kyla @ http://houseofhipsters.com/
I will be there Kyla!! Thank you so much, you made me smile and want to go make more pretty stuff 🙂
Adorable! I love the idea of putting ping pong balls on the lights. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!
I love this fun Christmas craft! It would be so much fun to hang in my home for the wonderful Christmas holiday! Thank you for sharing! PINNED!
I’m loving everything red and white, that’s gonna be my theme this year. This garland is awesome, love it! I think I only need the pin pon balls. 🙂
Laura Irion // Avery Street Design says
I love this one! Buffalo check ANYTHING and I am in.
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