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10 Easy DIY Galaxy Decor Ideas

Article by BlissLights LLCMon, Jan 11, 21

Imagine climbing into bed after a long day, getting cozy under your blankets, and drifting off to sleep with a peaceful galaxy of floating stars surrounding you. Doesn’t that sound wonderful? Turn this dream into a reality by transforming your room with easy DIY galaxy-themed crafts.

Whether you’re redecorating your living room or making the kids’ room one they’re excited to sleep in, galaxy crafts are fun and easy to create while making a huge difference in your space’s overall atmosphere. Not sure where to start? No worries — we've put together some quick and easy galaxy decor ideas to help you create a DIY galaxy bedroom in no time!

What is galaxy decor?

Galaxy decor is any decorative item with swirling colorful lights inspired by the cosmos, outer space, and starry nights. This type of decor brings a calming presence to any room and will stimulate your senses. You may find purple, blue, pink, black, and white lights in galaxy decor.

Galaxy-themed decor can come in many different forms, including connect-and-go lights and DIY craft options such as a “galaxy in a jar” or putting together a “galaxy wall.” It’s a decor category so expansive that there's really no end to how creative you can get with galaxy designs – many of which are so simple you can do them yourself. 

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10 easy DIY galaxy decor ideas

Elevate your room and turn it into your own personal nebula with these fun and mesmerizing DIY galaxy decor ideas:

1. Galaxy Bottles

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Tools needed: Paint or dye, cotton balls, glitter, glass jar or bottle
  • Great for: Ages 4+

Create your own personal galaxy in a jar with this enjoyable craft project. This unique look requires just a few supplies that you may already have lying around the house. These galaxy bottles will look great on desks or shelves, stimulate your senses, and bring tranquility to your atmosphere. While making these, gather the family for some bonding time or have a craft day with some friends. Your galaxy doesn’t have to be just jars and bottles – you can also use perfume containers, fairy bottles, and more to create galaxies of all shapes and sizes. To get started, dig into these instructions for DIY galaxy bottles

galaxy bottles instructions
mini galaxy bottles

2. Cosmic Paper Lanterns

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Tools needed: Paint or permanent markers, pin, glitter, paper lantern lights
  • Great for: Ages 10+

Top off your decor with a glittering touch of color! All you need is a pin and your choice of glitter, paint, alcohol-based ink, or even permanent markers to give a striking cosmic look to any string of dollar-store paper lanterns. Just decorate, poke holes as desired, and hang these beautiful galaxy-inspired paper lanterns

cosmic paper lantern

3. Sparkle Ball

  • Difficulty: Advanced
  • Tools needed: Stapler, 50 9oz soft plastic cups, mini string lights, drill 
  • Great for: Ages 10+

Complete your room’s cosmic look with space-themed accessories! If you have some string lights and clear plastic cups on hand, then you're well on your way to creating this awesome light-up sparkle ball accessory. Set it on a nightstand or hang it from your ceiling to add instant galactic charm to your space. Once you gather your craft supplies, follow the easy instructions to make your very own sparkle ball.

upcycled plastic sparkle ball hanging light

4. Tie Dye Galaxy Art Mason Jars

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Tools needed: Pint mason jars, acrylic paints (your choice of color), sponge pouncer brush or sponge
  • Great for: Ages 3+

Paint a galaxy on your old mason jars for some extra decorative flair! You can showcase your personality by picking your favorite colors, adding glitter, or even putting lights in the jar – it’s completely up to you. Place these jars on your desk to hold pens and pencils, or use them as decorations around your room. Try making these tie-dye galaxy art mason jars with your kids, who might be especially excited to swirl their favorite colors into a neat tie-dye swirl!

galaxy tie dye art mason jars

5. Galaxy Wine Glasses

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Tools needed: Wine or similar glasses, size 0 round brush, size 4 round brush, glass enamel paint, rubbing alcohol, paper towels, cup of water 
  • Great for: Ages 10+

Elevate plain wine glasses by turning them into a glorious nebula display. Galaxy wine glasses make for wonderful conversation starters, decorating your table and adding some character to your home bar. You can design these glasses with friends during a birthday party or paint them as gifts. Think about how relaxing it might be to sip chardonnay from your galaxy wine glass while lounging out in your galaxy-themed room, surrounded by twinkling stars. If you want to do this craft with children, consider swapping wine glasses for regular drinking glasses for a kid-friendly alternative.

galaxy wine glass

6. Galaxy Envelopes

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Tools needed: Galaxy images clipped from magazines, envelope template
  • Great for: Ages 6+

Galaxy patterns don’t stop at your room. You can also send your mail in an unforgettable fashion with DIY galaxy envelopes. Whether you’re sending out invitations to a space-themed birthday party or mailing a greeting card, these envelopes tell the lucky recipient that something special’s inside.

galaxy envelopes

7. Galaxy Night Lamp

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Tools needed: Night light, clear Christmas ornament, colored markers, paper towels or cotton balls, rubbing alcohol, white pen or star stickers, glue
  • Great for: Ages 6+

Light up your hallway, bathroom, or bedroom at night with this super easy galaxy night lamp. If you're looking to add a soothing night light to your child’s room, this craft project achieves this goal while allowing your child to be hands-on in the process. Your kids will love coloring their own light that projects blue, purple, and pink “clouds!” If you’re decorating on a budget, everything you need can be found at the dollar store, and you might already have supplies like markers and cotton balls at home. 

diy galaxy nightlight

8. Galaxy Desk Lamp

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Tools needed: Black desk lamp, acrylic paints, sponge brushes, sealer, paper towels, masking tape, spray bottle or stiff brush
  • Great for: Ages 8+

Make working at your desk more interesting with a galaxy desk lamp. The soothing vibes of a nebula with glittering stars will help you concentrate on work and provide functional task lighting to the room. Pair this DIY project with galaxy mason jars to achieve a truly out-of-this-world experience right in your home!  

painted galaxy desk lamp

9. Galaxy Slime

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Tools needed: Clear PVA school glue, water, liquid starch, food coloring, glitter or confetti stars
  • Great for: Ages 4+

Explore outer space while playing with it! With colorful, sparkly, and squishy features, you and your kids might not be able to resist galaxy slime, which is simple to make and provides hours of amusement. Galaxy slime also captures the essence of a galaxy in an interactive way perfect for all ages. Try customizing your galaxy slime with confetti stars, glitter, or plastic sprinkles for even more fun. 

glitter galaxy slime

10. Galaxy Wall

  • Difficulty: Advanced
  • Tools needed: Paint, cardboard squares, 6” foam paint roller, small paint brush
  • Great for: Ages 13+

Bring celestial vibes into your child’s room by painting a galaxy wall mural. Your galaxy wall art is certain to become the focal point of your room, drawing attention and admiration of anyone who enters. A galaxy wall illuminates your space with blue and purple hues, giving your room a serene feeling and unforgettable flair. Galaxy walls pair perfectly with not just other outer space DIY crafts, but laser lights such as the BlissLights Ark Ambient Aurora Light, which can truly bring this paint job to life.

galaxy wall mural

Super easy lighting decor ideas when you don’t want to craft

One of the quickest and easiest ways to transform your bedroom is with lighting. For an all-out show-stopping effect, we love using the BlissLights Sky Lite! It projects a beautiful blue nebula and moving green laser stars, instantly setting the space vibe. Plus, setup is incredibly easy: just plug it in and aim at a ceiling or wall.

Are you decorating on a budget? For under $20, you can pick up a blue or green StarPort Laser USB. Simply plug this light into your phone charger, computer, power bank, or any other USB port for an instant array of brilliant stars. It comes with a flexible extender that makes it easy to shine stars exactly where you want them.

Light your home in galactic majesty with BlissLights

Whether you’re a craft lover or your kids adore bright colors and fun activities, galaxy themes can easily and excitingly transport you and your family into a new world – and galaxy lights are the perfect complement to these crafts. Galaxy lighting adds extra depth to your room and further provides that incomparable outer space tranquility without any trips outside your house. 

Not crafty, or want to bring these crafts to light? Here at BlissLights, our Sky Lite Laser Galaxy Projector shines a universe of glittering stars and drifting blue nebula clouds throughout your space. For even more galaxy lighting ideas, browse the BlissLights laser light collection – the perfect at-home galaxy is just a projector away.  

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Sky Lite Galaxy Projector

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Shine a galaxy of moving stars and a blue nebula cloud.

About BlissLights

BlissLights has been a leader in the laser lighting industry since the company was founded in 2006. Our team of experienced engineers and technicians helped create award-winning special effect lighting for major theme parks before minaturizing ourpatented technology for home use. BlissLights is dedicated to laser safety and education, and is registered with the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).

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