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DIY: Cloud-Like Ceiling Lamp

If, like me, you were wondering how Ashley got the look of the awesome ceiling lamp fixture in her Very Carrie Bedroom, you're in luck, because Ashley's shared her DIY with the rest of us!

What You’ll Need

  • Lamp shade
  • felt (1-1.5 yards or about 20 felt sheets from a craft store)
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors

Want to find out how to make this cool, cloud-like lamp cover? Then


  1. Cut out many, many felt circles, approximately one or two inches in diameter. They can vary a little and do not need to be perfect circles.
  2. Fold the felt circle in half and put a small line of glue down the center crease.
  3. Place petal down onto shade and secure the crease to the surface
  4. Keep adding as many as you want, and overlap some to fill the entire surface
Join The Conversation
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I love it, awesome job.
talrocks talrocks 8 years
Great work!!
katedavis katedavis 8 years
Looks amazing!
Munkeyhed Munkeyhed 8 years
I can't believe this was DIY! Fantastic job, thanks for sharing~
SplAshley SplAshley 8 years
I think in this case it is an inability to really capture the look with a camera- and of course tastes are different- I wish I had taken pics during the project but oh well- if anyone does this please share wthe results with me I would love to see it in another application- I think for the cost it is a fun thing and I like the effect it gives off when turned on-
SplAshley SplAshley 8 years
I so meant to address the issue abut heat and bulb- The felt is actually attached to a fabric shade although you could use a plastic IKEA version or even a paper shade- I used regular hot glue sticks but on the second trip to the store, when I ran out of felt I did see a high heat hot glue- however I have not had an issue with the glue becoming loose or tacky because of heat- believe me I was kind of concerned myself because the shade due to the design of the fixture was kind of close to the actual shade-I think overall the big thing here is to use the CFL bulbs- I have not had an issue thus far and it has been up for about 5 months, used on a daily basis- My concern actually was more about cleaning it but I secured the felt circles so well that I can just pop it off and run the vac over it although I haven’t needed to so far- It looks really great in person- I am thinking about doing another one for another room so I will take more detailed photos- if you have specific questions just email me- it really is very easy and I always get comments- its looks very much like petals or even like sculpted plastic when it is on- and it actually does a great job at lighting the room- I think if I had to do it over again I would choose something that hung lower from the ceiling maybe more of a pendant style- but that wouldn't work in this room and the light fixture would have been TOO prominent- but I do like it alot and it really cost less than $15- I think it would look really pretty in a nursery or a reading nook it gives really pretty lighting off-
Home Home 8 years
The felt is covering, as I understand it, a glass fixture, which separates the felt from the bulb. I regularly feature cotton/felt shades here, and there is rarely a problem. And, if you use a CFL or LED, you don't have to worry about any heat from the bulb!
Sumhope Sumhope 8 years
this is not for me it looks like all the old popcorn ceiling was shoved onto the light.
beautifulmel beautifulmel 8 years
Are you sure that's safe? Felt burns, doesn't it!? And hot glue will melt if a hot bulb is near it... I don't know how safe that project would be. It does look gorgeous, but I'd also need better close-ups in order to really figure out how to do it.
smaine07 smaine07 8 years
How awesome! Thanks for sharing. I was wondering how she made that.. *Filing away for future use*
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