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This Viral DIY Cloud Ceiling Is Lit

A cloud ceiling featuring blue and purple lighting.
Wes Fisher/YouTube

A kid with his “head in the clouds” used to be a bad thing, especially where teachers were concerned. Now, it’s a goal, thanks to this DIY cloud ceiling trend.

Incorporating fake clouds into home décor started last year on TikTok (where else?) with a DIY cloud wall. It didn’t take long for people to move the counterfeit cumuli where they belong—on the ceiling.

Thus, cloud ceilings were born, and they’ve since taken the web by storm (*chortle*). Of course, as you’ll soon see, these can also create quite a fire hazard. If you attempt this, be sure to do so in a room you’ll always be in when the clouds are turned on and use only LED lights.

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In the video below, YouTube content creator, Wes Fisher, walks you through the steps, but first, you’ll need to grab the following supplies:

First, put some duct tape on the back of your poster board sheets, then stick them where you want them on the ceiling. Then, use the glue gun to attach your lighting strips to the poster board, but be careful not to get any on the actual bulbs.

You can then use your spray adhesive or glue gun on the poster boards to attach your “clouds” of Poly-fil. If you have a lighting fixture in the middle of your ceiling, you can also use Philips Hue Bulbs, like Fisher does, to get the cool effects shown in the video.

Voilà! You now have the coolest ceiling on the block! Be sure to share your results on social media tagged with #CloudCeiling.

While you’re at it, why not add some cool lighting to your outdoor space, as well?

Amanda Gambill Amanda Gambill
Amanda is the Managing Editor for LifeSavvy. She’s been writing and editing professionally since 2004. In her spare time, Amanda reads stuff no one else does (classics and historical bios), watches documentaries that put others to sleep (ancient cookware archaeologists found under a McDonald's), and writes stories about things that go bump in the night. Read Full Bio »
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