DIY Project: How to make a Cloud Light

Feb 5, 2020 | DIY Projects


Want to make cool DIY room decor? This fun and easy DIY project to make with string lights and a couple of paper lanterns – once it is done it will brighten the room for people young and old. Check out the step by step tutorial to see how easy it is to make! It is a fairly inexpensive, quick and simple to make. This lantern is a great project for rainy days or anyone looking for a unique and creative piece of home decor!


• 6 Paper Lanterns (but you can choose to use less or more lanterns)

• String Lights

• Fishing Line

• Wooden Dowel

• Cotton Balls or Batting (which is stuffing you can buy from a craft supply or fabric store)

• 2 Cup Hooks (to hang from ceiling)

• Hot Glue Gun



Take your glue gun and glue batting onto the paper lanterns, don’t worry about making it look perfect, it will look great with a more natural affect. Each lantern will make one of your clouds.


Cut fishing line to the length you would like your cloud light to hang from the ceiling. You will need to cut two pieces, one for each side of the dowel. Tie fishing line to both ends of your dowel. You may want to measure the length of both after you have tied them to make sure the measurements are the same. Trim them to match, if necessary.


You will need to cut more pieces of fishing line to hang the lanterns and string lights. Cut one piece for each lantern and attach to the dowel.


Tie the hanging ends of your line to the tops of your lanterns to hang your lanterns/clouds pieces one by one. Your cool room decor is almost done!

Hang each lantern so that your clouds look something like this:


Hang your string lights and plug them in. (You can connect all the strings together so you only have to plug one of them into the wall)

Enjoy your new room light!

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