DIY: Ball Pit for your home

My friend Katie made the coolest thing for her house, and she gave me permission to share it with you! It is a home made ball pit, and its fairly easy to make it just takes time.

What you need


1. Decide how big you want your pit, cut your PVC pipe (they will cut it for free at Lowes or Home Depot)

What you need size wise

  • 4 pieces cut to the width you want
  • 8 pieces half the length you want (so if you want 4 feet long you want to get them 2 feet long)
  • 6 cut to the height you want

2. Paint the PVC pipes and the connectors with spray paint and let it dry for at least 24 hours.

3. begin gluing the pieces together, Katie made one length side without a support bar, and it sags a little so you should do both lengths with a support bar. Your frame should look like the picture below but with a support in the back length side, like the front one in this picture.

4. Now begin attaching the netting to the frame, wrap the netting from top to bottom around the frame and then sew it so it stays in place. Repeat until all sides are covered, sewing it so no balls can escape.

5. Place mats inside if you choose to, so its soft under the balls, and fill with balls


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  1. Charlsey

    How much did this cost?

    1. The Christmas Fairy

      Sorry for the delayed reply I had to get the information from Katie who originally made this.

      She says “About $12 for the netting when we used a 40% off coupon for the cut of fabric, around $3 for the plastic spray paint, around $15 for the pvc pipes, around $8 for the joints. Then the balls were the most expensive part. I had gift cards but each bag at toys r us was $30 and there are at least 4 of them in there plus a walmart $10 bag but those are cheap and squish easy”

  2. haddy

    How exactly did you sew the netting? Hand sew while in place or machine sew slip holes and slide through? Regular thread?

    1. The Christmas Fairy

      She hand sewed it and she used heavy thread she got at the Hobby Lobby

  3. Stephanie Marcia

    Hey is this netting safe?

    1. The Christmas Fairy

      She never had any issues with it I would of course use adult supervision when smaller children are playing but I would say the same thing for any ball pit.

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