How to Make a Fluffy Cloud Backdrop

Did you ever wish you could party under the clouds inside your house? Now you can with the easiest DIY ever to create a floating cloud installation over the cutest brunch display. 

Related To:
Travel Themed Baby Shower

Travel Themed Baby Shower

Floating DIY clouds and paper airplane garland complete the look. Always remember about the space above the table too. Either a pretty backdrop, or in this case hanging decor, bring the eye up to create a sense of variety.

Photo by: Michelle Edgemont

Michelle Edgemont

Materials Needed

  • white 10" paper lanterns
  • polyester fill
  • hot glue gun
  • glue sticks

Step 1

DIY Hanging Clouds - Travel Themed Baby Shower Decorations

DIY Hanging Clouds - Travel Themed Baby Shower Decorations

Put a scribble of hot glue onto the paper lantern

Photo by: Michelle Edgemont

Michelle Edgemont

Put a scribble of hot glue onto the paper lantern.

Step 2

DIY Hanging Clouds - Travel Themed Baby Shower Decorations

DIY Hanging Clouds - Travel Themed Baby Shower Decorations

Carefully stick a handful of polyester fill into the hot glue.

Photo by: Michelle Edgemont

Michelle Edgemont

Carefully stick a handful of polyester fill onto the hot glue.

Step 3

DIY Hanging Clouds - Travel Themed Baby Shower Decorations

DIY Hanging Clouds - Travel Themed Baby Shower Decorations

Add more hot glue onto the lantern

Photo by: Michelle Edgemont

Michelle Edgemont

Add more hot glue onto the lantern.

Step 4

DIY Hanging Clouds - Travel Themed Baby Shower Decorations

DIY Hanging Clouds - Travel Themed Baby Shower Decorations

Stick on more polyester fill being careful to not burn your fingers.

Photo by: Michelle Edgemont

Michelle Edgemont

Stick on more polyester fill being careful to not burn your fingers.

Step 5

DIY Hanging Clouds - Travel Themed Baby Shower Decorations

DIY Hanging Clouds - Travel Themed Baby Shower Decorations

Continue gluing on polyester fill all the way around the lantern to cover the whole thing. Fluff out the fill to make the clouds look realistic.

Photo by: Michelle Edgemont

Michelle Edgemont

Continue gluing on polyester fill all the way around the lantern to cover the whole thing. Fluff out the fill to make the clouds look realistic.

Step 6

DIY Hanging Clouds - Travel Themed Baby Shower Decorations

DIY Hanging Clouds - Travel Themed Baby Shower Decorations

Did you ever wish you could party under the clouds inside your house? Now you can with the easiest DIY ever to create a floating cloud installation over the cutest brunch display. These clouds hang from your ceiling with fishing line and tape.

Photo by: Michelle Edgemont

Michelle Edgemont

Hang the clouds from your ceiling with fishing line and tape. 

Keep Reading

Next Up

How to Make Onesie Cupcakes for a Baby Shower

Made with never-have-enough onesies and a pair of baby socks, these little cupcakes are simple to make and a sweet addition to any baby shower. Make a few yourself or print out these instructions to include with the shower invites, asking guests to bring their own onesie creations to present the mom-to-be at the party!

How to Make a Baby Washcloth Lollipop

Absolutely adorable as baby-shower decor and super useful for the mom-to-be, these clever pops are made with two handy washcloths and a baby spoon. Print out these easy instructions and send along to shower guests inviting them to make a pop or two to bring to your baby shower.

How to Make a Paper Airplane Garland

An unconventional use for handmade paper airplanes, this garland will give the illusion of them flying through the air. Use the garlands over the food buffet, gift table, or even over the entire room to make a travel-themed party really come alive.

DIY Glittery Ring Toss Game

A perfect party game, the ring toss gets an upgrade here with gorgeous glitter and pretty rings!

Baby Shower Etiquette 101: Tips From The Emily Post Institute

Get valuable advice on who to invite, how to thank the shower host and much more.

DIY Rose Garland

Perfect to display behind a baby shower dessert table, this lovely rose garland is an easy project with major impact. 

A Fun-Filled Baby Shower

Entertaining expert offers tips for throwing a fun baby shower for both parents.

How to Make a Diaper Cake

This cleverly constructed “cake” is a fun addition to any baby shower. Find out how easy it is to create a two-layer design, complete with pretty decorations.

How to Make a Gorgeous Flower Crown

From festival wear to bridal accessories, flower crowns always seem to find their way into fashion. With our easy DIY, you don’t need to wait for a big occasion to rock a gorgeous floral headpiece.

How to Make a Tropical Jungle Banner

This creative banner is surprisingly fast and easy to make. Welcome a new baby and the new parents to the jungle of parenthood with a super cool banner that they can decorate the nursery with after a baby shower.
More from:

Baby Showers

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.