Disclaimer: This is a project inspired (nay, copied) by coffee filter hanging lamp. Isn’t hers pretty? Also, there are many other coffee filter tutorials out there and I bet most of them are more comprehensive than mine. HOWEVER, taking into consideration the materials I had to work with (i.e. I couldn’t find my styrofoam balls), my method works, too.

Backstory: One of the things included in the truck full of discarded things was a pack of coffee filters. The plastic packaging was opened but it looked like all 200 filters were still present. The boyfriend said that it was in the pantry together with a pack of chocolates 3 years past its expiration date. He thought that we could still use them. There was no way I was going to use filters from someone else’s pantry, though. Nope, not gonna happen.

And so we have this project…

You will need: coffee filters, sturdy cardboard, glue (hot glue would be best), and string


I made three. I call them our sleeping clouds.