While the famous video-sharing app TikTok has a few bad issues and strange tendencies, it also has a strong DIY community. If you’re looking for a unique method to decorate your bedroom or a cheap and simple DIY project, the app is likely to provide the answer.
You’ve probably seen YouTube videos recreating some of TikTok’s most popular decor DIYs even if you don’t use the app. TikTok provides a project for everyone, whether you’re an expert or a beginner.
The led cloud ceiling has become one of the most popular DIYs done by TikTok creators. The light-up cloud ceiling, which was inspired by the DIY hanging cloud decor, can transform any part of a room into a realistic-looking, color-changing storm.
Here’s all you need to know about building the roof, as well as some helpful hints.
Here’s how to construct a TikTok cloud ceiling
You’ll need a few items before you can start creating the cloud ceiling. To begin, you will need a string of LED lights. The majority of the current TikTok examples employ color-changing LED strips, while others have also used strands of Christmas lights.
LED lights, on the other hand, tend to function better because they don’t become as hot as other options and hence provide less of a fire risk. You’ll also need synthetic stuffing, similar to what you’d use to stuff pillows or plushies, and either cardboard or craft paper to adhere your item to.
Of course, if you’re comfortable gluing stuffing to your roof, you won’t need the cardboard or craft paper, but we don’t encourage it if you’re renting.
All of these ingredients are readily available on Amazon, while the stuffing and cardboard can also be bought at your local craft store.
To begin, either tape the cardboard or craft paper to the roof space you want to fill or hang it once you’re finished. First, place the lights on the cardboard. To break it up, most examples employ a zig-zag pattern or shorter strips of LED lights. The portion of the clouds that light up depends on where the lights are placed, so be careful.
The stuffing should next be glued to the cardboard with a hot glue gun (or another adhesive method). The best way is to glue on the cardboard and then hold a clump of stuffing in place until it sticks.
You can fiddle with it until you have the basic form you desire, then hang it on your roof. That’s all there is to it.
Check your roof for pests on a regular basis.
A roof of stuffing is an easy breeding habitat for spiders and other creepy crawlies, as numerous TikTok users point out in the comments of these videos.
This might not be a problem if you don’t mind bugs, but if you find yourself with an increasing number of defects after completing this project, it might be worth it to remove the roof. That said, if done correctly, this endeavor can result in a really beautiful room decor alternative.