Friday, December 9, 2011

How to make a lightbox

Start with a big white posterboard - you can get one at Walmart for $.59.

Cut out 5 squares, 10-12" is a good size.

Tape three squares together, scotch tape is fine. The tape will work as hinges, so don't overlap the squares.

Tape the top square on.

Tape the bottom square on. Now you have a white cube!

Cut holes in each side. The light will come in from here, so you want them to be good sized.

Tape tissue paper over the holes, this will soften your light so you don't get big ugly shadows.

Here's my light box, you can tell it's well loved!!

And here is a photo taken with my lightbox:

See the next article for using your lightbox!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you very much for these clear and so simple instructions! Merry Christmas!