Welcome to my little world of stars and dreams…
When I first moved into my apartment, I knew- I had big plans for this space. I wanted to do something a little on the unconventional side; something DIFFERENT. So, I bought 60 yards of cotton, one very long string of lights and some various craft supplies- and set off to work! This project ended up taking me quite a long time. There was a lot of troubleshooting involved, but in the end, I made it!
Also, I'd like to address some concerns people have about the safety of this project:
It is VERY important, if you do this, that you buy lights that DO NOT get hot. Even so, when you string the lights, make sure the light does not touch the fabric directly. The lights I bought from Amazon (link here) are very nice and do not put off any heat. I leave them on for about 5 hours each day and they do perfectly fine. Therefore, I do not consider this project to be a fire hazard. There is no fabric over by the stove, and the fabric hangs very high above where any candles would be lit. HOWEVER- obviously this isn't an "ordinary" room set-up, so of course it's not exactly practical. But, I just wanted to do something fun! I only plan on living here for another year or so, so it's quite temporary.
But I hope you guys enjoyed seeing the making of my dreamy little ceiling. It is truly magical and brightens up my days (and well, quite literally- my nights).