How To Make A Cloud Lamp With Things Laying Around Your House

HouseholdHackerPublished: June 21, 2016Updated: June 22, 2016129 views
Published: June 21, 2016Updated: June 22, 2016

DIY projects are always fun, but some of them actually require you going out to buy supplies that will make the show DIY thing pointless.

With the desire to bring nature into our homes just a bit further (sorry, potted plants), DIYers out there have made a substantial effort to create projects that achieve just that. One of those projects is the cloud lamp. However, if you search the internet for a good tutorial, you will probably find most that ask for you to go to a store and buy cotton batting and a paper lantern. Scratch that.

The Household Hacker is here to show you that you don’t really need to purchase stuff in order to make a cloud lamp for your home! Of course, his tutorial asks for a stuffed item that has served its purpose so you might actually have to buy batting if you don’t want to sacrifice Mr. Snuggles to the gods of DIY. For the base, he uses plastic bottles, which you probably already have lying around, and of course, the indispensable hot glue gun.

The assembly is simple - take clumps of your batting and pour some of the hot glue on it. If your bottle is bigger, you can do it in reverse, but pouring glue on the bottle and sticking the batting on top. Layer it up as messy as you can, because no cloud is neat. Don’t forget to leave the opening uncovered, because this is where you need to put your string lights.

Now, all you need to do for it to hang inconspicuously like a cloud is to wrap it with fishing wire. That stuff is heavy duty, but make sure you tie it tightly. You can also wrap some of the line around your cloud, to form clusters of the batting for a more “natural” look.

After this, just plug on turn on your lights and enjoy the sight.

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