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Levitating DIY Cloud Light Brings Airy Illumination Indoors

Cloud light DIY

We often marvel at the clouds outdoors while dreaming of harnessing their fanciful fluffiness for our interior decor. Many makers have figured out how to bring this wondrous part of nature inside, engineering them as speakers and lights. Some will even levitate in your home. Cost, however, is often a prohibitive factor when it comes to taming a cloud inside. But, not anymore. The lifestyle blog Like a Riot has created a DIY cloud light that’s airy, functional, and best of all, won’t break the bank. They boast that this project can be completed for about 70 Euros (roughly 73 US dollars).

The basic idea of this DIY is that you take an existing white pendant lamp and add volume to it. Fiber fill (or here, called bastelwatte) is the most important thing—it’s a lightweight material that can be easily pulled apart and actually looks like a cloud. Once you’ve gathered all the materials for the project, you can fashion the shape from styrofoam balls and the fluffy fiber. Then, you finish it with an LED light chain for a “storm” effect.

Check out the entire DIY on Like a Riot. Follow their instructions and you’ll have your own indoor cloud in no time!

You can easily create your DIY cloud light. Here's the finished product:

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This is the cloud light in progress. Would you try this?

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All images via Like a Riot.

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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