Learn how to make a beautiful spring wreath using ping pong balls!
If you love the look of those chunky wood bead wreaths that are trending, then give this knock-off (less pricey) DIY version a try. I made a springtime wreath but you could certainly make one for any season.
I found this beautiful floral and pastel pack of tissue paper at Dollar Tree and picked up a few matching flowers to make this wreath.
To poke holes into the ping pong balls I used awl but you could use a drill. Either way for safety please use a vice to hold them in place so you don’t injure yourself!
I love how this wreath came out! If you’d like to make one, check out the supply list and instructions below.
- Tissue paper or decorative napkins
- Mod Podge (I used Matte)
- Paint brush or foam applicator
- A wire hanger
- Metal cutters
- 24 white ping pong balls
- Waxed or parchment paper
- Faux flowers or wire ribbon
- A drill or awl and a vice grip
- UV-Resistant sealer like Krylon UV-Resistant Clear Spray (recommended)
How To Make A Spring Wreath Using Ping Pong Balls
Start by poking holes through all of your ping pong balls large enough that you can easily string them onto a wire hanger. Please be careful doing this, I recommend using a vice grip to hold the ping pong ball in place so you don’t injure yourself and a drill or an awl!
Next, take a wire coat hanger and cut off the ends, and shape it into a circle to use as your wreath base.
Cut tissue paper or decorative napkins into rough circles that are large enough to cover the entire ping pong ball. I stacked the tissue paper so I could cut all of them at the same time.
Cut slits into the tissue paper toward the center as shown below. This will make it easier to wrap the tissue paper around the ball.
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Decoupaging the Ping Pong Balls
Now for the fun part! Apply a coat of mod podge to a ping pong ball and glue the first tissue paper layer to the ball. Smooth out wrinkles as you go. Seal the surface with a final coat of mod podge and repeat for all 24.
Add a toothpick if you like. I didn’t do this because I was able to feel the indents where the holes were. I did use a toothpick to clear the holes before stinging.
Place them all on waxed or parchment paper to dry.
Update: I made this wreath last spring and the only thing I would do differently is to apply a clear coat sealer that protects against UV like Krylon UV-Resistant Clear Spray. My wreath was in direct sunlight and faded. Not a big problem, I’ll just apply new tissue paper!
Once you have all of your decoupaged ping pong balls strung onto the wire hanger, bend the ends into hooks (with wire cutters if needed) and hook them together. Add flowers or a bow to decorate and ribbon or twine to hang.