HOW TO MAKE GLOWING CLOUD LIGHTS FOR YOUR CREATIVE PHOTOSHOOT 🌫🦄💕💛
Lockdown craziness aside, I have really been loving all of the extra time to be creative these last 9 months. I really enjoy making fun things just for the sake of it, without worrying about any client feedback! 😉
Last week, I created glowing cloud lights for an at-home birthday photoshoot. Making a cloud light is such an easy project and it’s a great way to add some visual interest to a room or magic to your next photoshoot!
Here’s how I did it:
Supplies You’ll Need:
- paper lanterns
- glue gun + glue
- cotton or pillow fluff
- fishing wire & wall tacks
- string lights
- Background sheet (optional)
If you’d like a more visual how to: scroll to the bottom for my video
🦄 I got an array of white paper lanterns, in various sizes. I ordered them online, but you can find them at party stores or dollar/pound stores.
💛I got some pillow fluff, a glue gun, and glue.
☁I popped open the lanterns, put a little bit of hot glue on it at a time, and then a bit of fluff at a time. Be careful not to burn yourself when pressing fluff down onto the glue. Repeat for each cloud.
🌸I got some battery operated twinkly lights to hang in each cloud. I found that you need to use 3 for the bigger clouds, so they really glow. I added a black sheet behind the clouds to make the glow more prominent.
😘I got a tall person to hang these for me with fishing wire and pins. Thanks Nik.
📸Get ready for some practice shots! I used a tripod and then tried natural light and darkness to find the vibe I wanted. I also tried holding up some cloud fluff in front of the camera for extra fun.
🌈If you want to, use photoshop or photo editing apps to boost the colours and make it even more fun! I added a fake galaxy background and color overlays to mine! Here are my finished photos!
🎉TADA- you’re done! Post and/or enjoy!
If you do your own version of this project, tag me so I can see! If you have any other questions- comment below!
SPOT YOU SOON,
Video Guide: How-To Make Cloud Lights
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