Home stylist reveals how to make stunning cloud wall lights using supplies from Bunnings – with incredible results
- An Australian home stylist has shared how to make hanging wall cloud lights
- Geneva Vanderzeil, from Brisbane, posted a now-viral showing the process
- While the home project is easy to do, it requires a Cricut Maker Machine
- All other supplies can be purchased from Bunnings Warehouse
- The end result looked fantastic and Geneva said it’s ‘simple’ to do
A creative home stylist and mum-of-two has revealed how she made stunning cloud wall lights for her children’s bedroom.
DIY enthusiast Geneva Vanderzeil, from Brisbane, Australia, shared a video online detailing how she crafted three unique hanging lights.
‘Without a doubt one of my most loved projects has to be these; It’s funny, sometimes the simplest projects to execute take a HUGE amount of time to come up with and tweak in my head,’ she wrote on Instagram.
While the home project is easy to do, it requires a Cricut Maker Machine – an appliance used for cutting material – but all additional supplies can be purchased from Bunnings Warehouse.
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DIY enthusiast Geneva Vanderzeil, from Brisbane, Australia, (pictured) shared a video online detailing how to make stylish cloud wall lights
To create the stylish lights, she used twine, super glue, tape, paint, battery powered puck lights, Thin Basswood sheeting, a knife, the Cricut Strong Grip Mat and Cricut machine
To create the stylish lights, she used twine, super glue, tape, paint, battery powered puck lights, Thin Basswood sheeting, a knife and Cricut Strong Grip Mat.
‘I spent weeks working out what shape I wanted to do, how to create a sconce effect using a puck light, how to get the light to bounce off the wall right and how to make sure the wood glowed but wasn’t too transparent,’ Geneva wrote.
‘That’s the thing about DIY, sometimes it’s about the journey more than the destination.’
While the home project is easy to do, it requires a Cricut Maker Machine – an appliance used for cutting material
Geneva also revealed this was her first time experimenting using wood on the Cricut Maker Machine, and was pleased with the end result.
In accordance with the Cricut app, she created the design before running the shape through the machine to be cut.
‘Instead of doing one single cut like when you use vinyl, the machine does a number of cuts, which is what gives the final design such a smooth finish. This design was cut 14 times,’ she wrote on her blog collectivegen.com.
What you’ll need to create a cloud wall light:
- Cricut Maker Machine
- Cricut Knife Blade
- Cricut Strong Grip Mat
- Thin Basswood sheeting
- Battery powered puck lights (these come with a remote)
- Paint and Paint brush
- Super Glue
The puck light was stuck to the back of the wood once the front side was painted. Next, she tied twine around the puck light to create a hanger for the wall. The lights can be turned on by pressing the front to turn on the puck light at the back
To ensure the lights were sturdy, Geneva stuck two pieces of wood together with superglue for each frame.
Once the glue had dried the front side of the lights were painted different colours from a ‘sunset palette’.
‘I also glued together the three wooden circles, and glued them onto the front button of the puck light,’ she said.
‘Once the paint was dry, I glued the back side of the puck light to the back of the cloud light.’
Next, she tied twine around the puck light to create a hanger for the wall.
The final step was to simply hang the lights on the wall, and once that was complete the lights can be turned on by pressing the front to turn on the puck light at the back.