Sunday, June 11, 2017

DIY Light box

It's easy to make your own light box for taking pictures of various small items. I made one a long time ago but ended up throwing it out because it was always in the way.

Yesterday I made a new one. Pay no attention to the mess around it. My craft room is in desperate need of cleaning.

All you need is a cardboard box, some tissue paper or in my case I used parchment paper and tape.

The front that you see here is the top of the box. I cut the flaps off then cut out 3 sides leaving a 2" border. I covered those cutouts with the parchment paper and taped them in place. Then I slid a piece of white poster board in curving it up towards the top back providing a seamless background.  Put lights on each side and one facing the top of the box and your good to go.

This time I'm able to fold it flat for easy storage

The whole project was a real hoot

This one was taken in the light box. Not bad huh?

12 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Wow, I am impresseed!!! It is so professional.

Mildred said...

Great idea and I love that it folds out of the way when not in use. Your photo is wonderful.

Sandra said...

I made one like this several years ago and did the same thing, through it out, I like the fact it breaks down for storage.. I love what it did to your owls and who knows, I might make another one. LOL....I don't have parchement paper, will was paper work

Out on the prairie said...

Great idea, I haven't used one for a while

Sandee said...

I love the owls. So cute.

We'll be heading back to our slip this morning. We've had a great yacht club weekend.

Have a fabulous day Ann. Big hug to you and tons of scritches to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

Grace said...

As always, you are clever and creative. The owls look great...

Pam Jackson said...

Great idea.

Duni said...

Wow, that's amazing!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW this is super cool Ann...Thank you for sharing!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Lin said...

Oh WOW! That is great! This is a great way to showcase what you are making!

You are so smart...and crafty. In a GOOD WAY!!

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

That's brilliant, love the parchment paper sides for a diffuse light source and ingenious to be able to fold it flat! Deb xo

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Thanks for giving me an idea I can steal.

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