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« on: April 08, 2009 02:40:46 PM »

This is from one of my vintage craft books...The Superbook of Things to do (1974) I think it might look nice without painting the balls....leaving them white might look kind of cool.
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2009 02:52:57 PM »

That is such a good idea! Smiley If I give it a go, I'd probably leave them unpainted (so they're not opaque) and form some sort of simple shape as well. Thanks for posting this
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2009 03:05:13 PM »

his looks fun.  Just a thought, most ping pong balls have something printed on them that would be covered over with the paint.  Also I had a really hard time finding white ping pong balls.  Also most brand I found were orange.  Just a lil' fyi.  Good luck with the lamp!
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2009 03:10:14 PM »

With the balls painted bright colours it could work really well in a kids bedroom, but if they were unpainted or painted lighter shades it could look great in the rest of the house. Thanks for that, I amy well give it a go as it doesn't look too difficult (fingers crossed).
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2009 04:02:43 PM »

this would be super cool to do with the icicle version of christmas lights.. use the LED lights, because they don't heat up like regular ones.... anyway use the classic coloured lights, with the white wire if you can find it, and white ping pong balls... that way the balls will be different colours when you turn it on!

i like the circle idea as well.. put them in a circle! that way you will have that nice layered look!
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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2009 04:06:08 PM »

Glad you liked it...it WOULD be cool for a kids room never thought of that!
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2009 04:41:32 PM »

If you painted the balls with the the glass glaze I wonder if they would kind of glow iwth the light shining through them?

You could do them in pastels for a baby mobile or use a bit heavier test fishing line, string white and blue ones up the line and put rubber duckies on them. The balls would be bubbles!

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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2009 12:38:39 AM »

Ooh...Cealy that's a REALLY nice idea....pastels would look softer and perfect for a baby..I have a one year old...duckies or fishies would look so cute! I might have to go out now and scour the shops for ping-pong balls and duckies! Grin
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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2009 07:49:21 PM »

I forgot to mention earlier that I did a different version of this in my room ages ago..

I used the christmas light like i mentioned, but i actually made origami ballons! they look super cute when you turn it on. I used scrapbooking paper, because it's kinda thick. I'll take a picture for you so you can kinda get an idea of what I am talking about!
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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2009 05:17:47 AM »

Oh yes, I've seen those little origami balloons...a friend had loads made for her wedding....that would look cool...I'd love to see a pic! Smiley
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