Beautiful and Easy Cloud Light DIY Hack on a Budget

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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!

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.

Step-by-step instructions

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 a LED light strand onto the wreath form.  This would allow me to access the battery pack later to replace the batteries.  I then wound the lights around the wreath form.

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 added hot glue to the wreath form.

I applied fiberfill to onto the hot glue onto 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 did this all the way around the wreath form on the top, bottom, and sides.

I continued adding layers, and shaping the fiberfill until I had the cloud shape I was looking for.

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 would help give it the illusion that it is floating.

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 it turned out and all for under $10!

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.

Have you seen those $1300 and up cloud lights?  Ouch!  Today I'm sharing a beautiful and easy cloud light DIY for under $10!

I decided to hang it by my workspace for inspiration.  Good luck making your own cloud lamp!

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Have you seen those $1300 and up cloud lights?  Ouch!  Today I'm sharing a beautiful and easy cloud light DIY for under $10!
Have you seen those $1300 and up cloud lights?  Ouch!  Today I'm sharing a beautiful and easy cloud light DIY for under $10!

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34 Comments

  1. It would have never occurred to me to make a cloud light, so creative and thrifty too! Happy to be hopping with you again. β™₯

    1. Thank you so much, Mary, and I’m so glad you like my cloud light. Wonderful hopping with you as well.

  2. Chas, I have never seen a cloud light before, but what a fun idea! I love a thrifty knockoff, and you nailed it! Happy to be hopping with you again! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

    1. Thank you so much Cecilia, I’m thrilled you like it.

  3. Looks so pretty and ethereal! Bet there’s a silver lining too for rainy days πŸ™‚

  4. Too cute and adorable, Chas! This would be a fun addition to any girly room too! I keep thinking about the saying, “head up in the clouds!” on daydreaming, too! So many design possibilities!

    1. Thank you Gail and I LOVE that, thanks for sharing!

  5. How cool is this!!! I’ve not heard of a cloud light before, and wow, you really did go creative crazy making your own! The slap bracelet is brilliant! I love using tiny battery operated lights on a timer in my house, it’s magic when the come on at night! Love your cloud light!

    1. Thank you so much Jenna, and I love that you have lights in your home too. It makes my day when mine are on too.

  6. And much more realistic looking and prettier than the $1.300 version!

  7. Chas, I have seen these lights before, not that I thought I needed one, but especially not at $1300!!! I could see my granddaughters asking for one of these in their rooms one day and now you have shown me how easy they can be made! Great project and perfect knock off!!

    1. Thanks Chloe, and it’s so true as some of them were even more than that. I just knew I could create this hack on a dime πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Mary, and I totally agree and I’ll keep that in mind for down the road.

  8. Darling Chas, I am in the dark about light clouds πŸ™‚ (yes pun intended). But I can appreciate how you replicated your very own for under $10! Super brilliant!!!

    1. Thank you so much Rachelle, it was super fun to create this.

  9. This is super cute. My daughter is giving our grandbaby a first birthday party and this cloud would work perfect for the theme. Thanks you for sharing. Great idea. Love the price too!

    1. Thank you so much Terrie, and congrats on the first birthday party.

  10. Chas, that is just the coolest thing! I never heard of a cloud light before and yours turned out great! Wonderful tutorial. It would look adorable in a nursery too. Pinning it for the day I have grandbabies lol!

    1. Thank you so much Debbee, and I love that idea

  11. I’ve never heard of a cloud light. You made a great imitation– I definitely like yours better! I’ve pinned it!

    1. Thank you so much Liberty and I’m thrilled you like it.

  12. This is so adorable! What a great copy for a bargain. I think my son would love this. Thanks for sharing in the hop today. You always have such great ideas.

    1. Thank you so much Andrea, you made my day friend

  13. Chas, you are so clever! I’ve never seen cloud lights before, but your DIY version looks great! My daughter would love to have one in her room. Thanks for the great tutorial. For under $10, I’ll definitely be making her one!

    1. Thank you Rebecca and I’m so thrilled you want to make one for your daughter, just made my day πŸ™‚

  14. What a fun and creative project, Chas! You are so talented! Pinned!!

    1. Thank you so much, Lynne, and thanks for the Pin

  15. SO darling Chas!! I love your whole concept – and your price too, of course! Thanks for another super-fabulous idea and tutorial! And Happy March!

    1. Thank you so much Barbara, and I’m thrilled you like the cloud. April showers bring May flowers, right?

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