Here's some pictures for a fun and easy DIY..I chose the word "rest" to remind me to turn of my brain, and relax a bit with a book or sketchpad, a way to decompress and shut off my brain for sleepy time. Choose whatever work or object makes you happy.
Here are some links for "glue" recipes. You can cover balloons or molds, though I just used newspaper and duct tape as my base. I made each letter, let them dry, then attached them together with more paper strips and glue.
Then i took a simple strand of xmas lights, wrapped them around a magazine.
Then I covered the actual lights with painting tape so only the cord would pick up the spray paint.