Have you seen those $1300 and up cloud lights? Ouch! I love a good diy project and was determined to find a way to make these dreamy led cloud lights on a budget. Today I’m sharing how to make a beautiful and easy cloud hanging light for under $10! You could make this a colorful cloud night light as a baby shower gift or for a child’s room or you could just keep it for yourself!
Here is the original cloud light and do you see that price tag? $1300!!! That’s crazy and way out of my price range! I broke this cool project down into a series of easy steps so you can follow along and make your own cloud light. All the simple materials for this handmade cloud lamp can be found at your local craft store and the best part is you just need a few basic tools.
I started with a 10″ foam wreath form from Dollar Tree. I added a little hot glue with my Xyron hot glue gun, adhered some white crepe paper to the wreath form, and then wound it around the form until the whole thing was covered. I added a little hot glue at the end to adhere it into place. You could easily start with a white foam wreath form as well.
I used a white slap bracelet to hold the battery pack of an LED light strand onto the wreath form. This would allow me to access the control box later to replace the batteries. I then wound the led string lights around the wreath form. You could also use fairy lights or Christmas lights to make a colorful cloud light if this is for a child’s room. This is a unique way to make a diy cloud night light for a child’s bedroom. Make sure you use cool leds so there is no fire hazard.
I added hot glue to the wreath form.
I applied fiberfill to the hot glue onto the wreath form. Start off with small pieces of cotton and gradually work to achieve a cloud-like appearance. You can also use fluffy cotton batting.
I did this all the way around the wreath form on the top, bottom, and sides.
I continued adding layers, and shaping the fiberfill and with a little patience I had the fluffy cloud look I was hoping for.
I added some fishing line to hang it from the ceiling. This is a great way to give it the illusion that it is floating.
I am so excited with how my diy cloud lamp turned out and the finished product was under $10! It looks amazing in a dark room.
I decided to hang it by my workspace for inspiration. Good luck making your own cloud lamp!
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