FailWin: Cloud Lamp DIY

Pin Reaper: Nicky

Original Inspiration: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/512143788849541323/
via: http://wonderfuldiy.com/wonderful-diy-beautiful-cloud-lights-decoration/

Pinterest Fail Cloud Lamp DIY inspiration

What I Did: My three-year-old has developed a fear of the dark, so I wanted to make lights out more fun. I saw this project and thought I would give it a shot. SUPER easy! Use spray adhesive, not hot glue and you can make any size cloud you like! I wrapped the lights around the metal frames inside the lanterns to get a better distributed light pattern. That’s two bags of fluff. I’m going to add a third to really bulk them out nicely now that they’re hung. The spray adhesive is awesome for adding fluff on. I hear you can spray paint the fluff, but I haven’t tried it. Maybe round two to add depth of color when the lights are off.

My Result:

Pinterest Fail Cloud Lamp DIY result

Next Time I Will: The long cloud is four lanterns strung together. You have to thread the lights through the deflated lanterns before you add the metal frames. That was an annoying redo. I had wrapped all the frames with lights first, then realized the lanterns wouldn’t fit over them like that without bending the frames.

Pinterest Fail Cloud Lamp DIY storyboard

8 COMMENTS ON THIS FAIL:

  1. Kerry Day

    how is this a fail? more like a brag lol!

  2. Munch

    This is no fail, this is just win. 100% win.

  3. Jen

    You did a wonderful job, and I love this idea (may be cute for a baby shower, too?)!

  4. Mary Stone

    Am I the only one wondering about the heat and flammability of the materials? It looks cute, but is it safe for a child’s room?

    • Nicky

      It’s quite a bit later and my clouds are still holding up nicely.

      I used LED lights. No heat issues.

  5. J

    Add in some glitter and tiny white LEDs and you’ll have nebula lamps, WHOA.

  6. jseplis

    I like it looks cool. Not sure why it is on the fail list.

  7. Elle

    It looks like some kind of hell-storm. Sweet nightmares kiddos!

    Its like Martha Stewart meets Morticia Addams.

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