Easy, Budget-Friendly Ping-Pong Ball Holiday Ornaments

Turn ordinary Ping-Pong balls into festive ornaments and garland for your Christmas tree.

November 23, 2019

DIY Ping-Pong Ball Christmas Decorations 06:22

Karen Kavett uses Ping-Pong balls to create Christmas tree ornaments and garlands.


Snowman Ornament

DIY Ping Pong Ball Holiday Ornaments: Snowman

Turn ping pong balls into festive fun with these easy DIY ornaments and garland.

Photo by: Karen Kavett

Karen Kavett

Materials + Tools

  • Ping-Pong balls
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun + sticks
  • black felt
  • embroidery thread
  • embroidery needle
  • toothpicks
  • pushpin
  • wooden skewer
  • orange marker
  • paintbrush
  • black paint

Begin by cutting a circle in the top and bottom of one Ping-Pong ball (Image 1). Then, use hot glue to glue it on top of another Ping-Pong ball. To make the hat, cut a long strip of felt, roll it up and glue down the end (Image 2). Next, cut one large circle and one small circle out of the same felt. Use a needle to thread embroidery floss through the top circle and tie a knot on one side to create the ornament hanger (Image 3). Now, glue the small circle to the top of the roll of felt and glue the larger circle to the bottom. Glue the hat to the snowman’s head.

To make the arms, you'll need two toothpicks. Cut one of them in half and the other into four pieces. Then, use a small dab of hot glue to glue the pieces into a Y shape. Once dry, use a pushpin to poke two holes in the snowman’s body and push the toothpicks into place (Image 4). To make the nose, cut the point off a wooden skewer and color it orange, gluing it to the snowman’s face once dry. Finally, use the end of a paintbrush to dot on paint as the snowman’s eyes, mouth and buttons (Image 5).


Marble Ornament

DIY Ping Pong Ball Holiday Ornaments: Marbled

Turn ping pong balls into festive fun with these easy DIY ornaments and garland.

Photo by: Karen Kavett

Karen Kavett

Materials + Tools

  • ping pong balls
  • toothpicks
  • cup of water
  • nail polish
  • wax paper
  • earring hooks
  • beads
  • hot glue gun + sticks
  • string

Poke a toothpick into a Ping-Pong ball (Image 1). Prep the nail polish by dripping a few drops into a cup of room temperature water. Next, dip the Ping-Pong ball into the nail polish to create an instant marbled effect (Image 2). Switch it up by mixing different nail polish colors together and trying multiple colors. Let the completed balls dry on a sheet of wax paper (Image 3). To create the hanger, bend an earring hook to remove the spring and replace it with a bead (Image 4). Add a dot of hot glue at the hole from the toothpick and insert the earring hook. Finally, tie on a loop of string (Image 5).


Ping Pong Garland

DIY Ping Pong Ball Holiday Ornaments: Garland

Turn ping pong balls into festive fun with these easy DIY ornaments and garland.

Photo by: Karen Kavett

Karen Kavett

Materials + Tools

  • ping pong balls
  • white embroidery thread
  • embroidery needle
  • jar grip

Thread white embroidery floss onto an embroidery needle (Image 1). Then, push the needle through the Ping-Pong ball, using a jar grip to help pull it through the other side (Images 2 & 3). Repeat to make your garland as long as you like, tying off the thread when you’re done (Image 4).

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