Cloud LED Lamp

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Introduction: Cloud LED Lamp

This is a very fun project that can be done in only few hours. It can work as a night light or decoration.

Materials:

Glue gun
Glue sticks
Stuffing
Paper lanterns
LED strip
Hook
Fishing line
Extension cord (Optional)

Step 1: Making Clouds

Build the lanterns.

Start glueing the stuffing to the lantern. (Two person team makes this step faster.) (Do NOT cover the top hole.)

Once you have your clouds tied them together in your desire shape.

Insert your LED strip and test the it works.

Step 2: Look Up to the Clouds

Use a hook to hang your cloud.

Use an extension cord if necessary to plug your new cloud.

Enjoy!!

(Try to hide the cords for a better look.)

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31 Discussions

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McDuckMoney
McDuckMoney

3 years ago

This was such a fun project and my daughter loves it. Thank you!

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narisl
narisl

4 years ago

I went for the classic look with warm white LED and added a little sprinkle

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ooshiny
ooshiny

4 years ago

How big of lanterns did you use? I've seen a range of sizes on Amazon and I'm having a hard time visualizing it at the moment. Brilliant idea for a much easier and more affordable project than I've seen! Thanks!

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rmodlin6922
rmodlin6922

4 years ago

All hail the glow cloud!

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MooCowandPinkie
MooCowandPinkie

4 years ago

Creative and excellent tutorial! Where did you purchase the led strip? Does led strip come plug-unready? I have no knowledge of those things!

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gtlsoccer
gtlsoccer

Reply 4 years ago

I got the led strips from e-bay. They were about $11.99 a piece.(It already includes remote and 12v plug.)

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MooCowandPinkie
MooCowandPinkie

Reply 4 years ago

Thank you very much. I appreciate the heads-up and will check ebay.

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Norman77
Norman77

Reply 4 years ago

You can get them many places.. if you want to DIY with arduino and stuff.. Adafruit has things there.. or you could possibly get something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/SUPERNIGHT-Changing-Flexible-Remote-Control/dp/B00BP4GNRY/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1452787422&sr=8-4&keywords=led+strip+remote+control

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MooCowandPinkie
MooCowandPinkie

Reply 4 years ago

Thank you very much! I am going to check the places you recommended and try to get the courage to try this myself.

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danab2u
danab2u

4 years ago

Awesome, beautiful...your ideas really make me want to start creating things again! Where can I find cheap lanterns?

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gtlsoccer
gtlsoccer

Reply 4 years ago

Check on your local party store. They are really cheap and you can get a set of 5 for around $10.00.

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danab2u
danab2u

Reply 4 years ago

Thanks!

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gtlsoccer
gtlsoccer

4 years ago

If you guys make a cloud, post some pics of it here!! I would like to see them!!

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stinkysasquatch
stinkysasquatch

4 years ago

Awesome project! I'm about to throw one of these up in my new house, but going to make it take up a significant portion of the sealing. To give me an idea of how much LED light strip to get. About how much LED strip length did you put into each lantern?

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gtlsoccer
gtlsoccer

Reply 4 years ago

For this tutorial I used the whole LED strip, but it is not necessary to do the whole strip, I just don't have a use for the rest of the LED at this moment. You can probably just do about half of the strip.

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Just4Fun Media
Just4Fun Media

4 years ago

Those look amazing! How long did they take to build?

Have a great day! :-)

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gtlsoccer
gtlsoccer

Reply 4 years ago

It took me around 1hr to finish one full lamp. (3 lanterns)

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GrinningCheetah
GrinningCheetah

4 years ago

AMAZING!!! :)

I can't wait to make it :)

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openme
openme

4 years ago

where's the care bear to go with it?