This is an adorable idea for kids bedrooms and study spaces that will bring character and wonder to a room.
You will need:
- White thread
- Small sewing needle
- Cotton wool balls
Unravel the cotton wool balls, two at a time. I used 6 in total for the one cloud I made. Multiply this if you want to make extra clouds.
Put the 2 cotton wool strips together and roll them back up. This will make a larger, fluffier cloud. You should end up with 3 of these, but can add a 4th if you like.
Stitch the 'clouds' together using white thread and a needle to ensure they will not fall apart. Try not to squash the cotton clouds during this step.
Cut different length pieces of thread and tie the beads to one end. I estimate 10-15cm long pieces of string are best.
Attach 3 or 4 beads to the cloud using the needle to thread the string through and tie at the top. Spread the beads out to make sure the cloud is balanced. Use 1 bead to put at the top so that you have something to hang the cloud from.
Hang the clouds anywhere you like! Mine hang above my desk by using blu tack.
These can be used for mobiles around the house or above a babies cot.
NOTE: If the clouds will be around infants ensure the beads are strongly attached and out of reach to avoid choking hazards.