Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Cloud Lights

Hello lovelies! Have you ever seen this before?

This looks like such a cute idea, and it's such nice, soft lighting. I plan to make a couple of them and hang them in my dorm. Just a little something so make it more cosy feeling.

Here are instructions to make them if you're interested!
Cloud Lights - First, you need some cotton batting, a paper lantern, and three flameless candles, the type that Glade sells. Pull at the cotton batting until it looks fluffy, light, and cloud-like. Then, hot glue it to the outside of the paper lantern in various places. Make sure it´s fluffed to your liking, then light the lights and stick them inside. Hang the lantern wherever you´d like.

Some of the comments on this blog entry suggest using LED flameless candles. That will cut down on the heat produced and keep it from being a fire hazard! I might have to find an alternative. I'm thinking of using a flameless tea light which uses an LED light, and is small enough that it's held easily by the lantern. Will have to experiment and see what works!

What do you think? Would this be something you would ever do?


  1. Wow these are sooo cute! I love them! I think a room would look really lovely with these inside and they spend so soft light! But, I have to say, reading the instruction I can guess how it would look if I'd try it myself, pretty sure it would turn into a big hot mess :/ Guess it's pretty hard to glue the cotton the way it looks nice and doesn't fall off or shrink together because of the heat... but please let me know if you succeed! :)

  2. oh ...em...GEE!!! This is the coolest thing I've ever seen!!!!

  3. That's why I love them so much! I really prefer softer lighting over harsh overhead lights, so if I can avoid using that light, I definitely will with these!

    It will certainly be interesting, that's for sure! Hopefully using LED will keep it from getting too hot and it won't affect the cotton at all. At least that's certainly what I'm hoping for! Physics certainly isn't my strong suit haha and I will most likely be making a blog entry about my attempt, and maybe I'll be able to share some tips that would make it easier than it looks! (Or completely ruin the whole thing haha)

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