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This DIY Cloud Lamp is Easier to Make Than You Think

This time of the year streets, malls, homes and other public spaces are dressed with amazing Christmas decorations. Lighting houses with decorative lights is an eye-chilling Christmas tradition followed by people for years. Thousands of light decoration and DIY lighting ideas can be found online, but this DIY cloud lamp by Linda and Caro of a German blog is a surprising addition in home décor.

They have posted detailed instructions and requirements for glowing cloud project at their official website. If you are interested in making the same cloud lamp then, we have summed up all the instructions for understanding the DIY easily.

You will need

  • Hanging white pendant lamp
  • Two smaller Styrofoam balls (12cm)
  • Bastelwatte
  • Snowflakes Christmas Lights
  • LED light chain for “storm” effect
  • Small screw hooks with fitting dowels
  • Hot glue gun
  • Nylon thread
  • Thin and transparent cable ties

Follow these steps

  • Affix screw hooks to polystyrene balls so that the DIY cloud light can be hanged easily to ceilings.
  • Keep screw hooks in the roof-facing direction and glue up the balls on each side.
  • Attach a strand of LED lights all over the hanging pendant light.
  • Take small pieces of cotton and put on all around the lamp using the hot glue gun. When complete, ensure that all areas are covered with cotton. Do an illumination test by holding a flashlight inside the lamp.
  • One can add a star or snowflake-shaped ornamental LED strings under the cotton cloud light fixture.
  • Use cable fixers for securing the light strings to inner supports of the lamp, and hide the cable under the cotton wool.
  • For powering it through main supply, put an adapter inside the lamp and wrap up its wires to the LED string.
  • Finally, the DIY cloud lamp is ready but more styling can be done using cotton wool.

If these instructions are followed properly, one can create an illuminating cloud easily. Whether it is installed inside your home or placed in front of the yard, it bringing unique festive feel in homes. Just arrange all the required things and follow above-mentioned techniques for crafting a unique DIY cloud lamp.

For making one at home you have to follow the listed instructions

For making one at home you have to follow the listed instructions

Attaching screw hooks to balls

Attaching screw hooks to balls

Glue both balls on two sides of the lamp

Glue both balls on two sides of the lamp

Attach a lighting string and cotton wool over the ball

Attach a lighting string and cotton wool over the ball

Ensure filliing all areas of the lamp with cotton wool

Ensure filling all areas of the lamp with cotton wool

The glowing cloud lamp starts adding some festive glare

The glowing cloud lamp starts adding some festive glare

One can also add snowflake LED string under the cloud lamp

One can also add snowflake LED string under the cloud lamp

Hang to ceiling and attach the light string using cable ties

Hang to ceiling and attach the light string using cable ties

Final look of the DIY cloud lamp

Final look of the DIY cloud lamp

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