I found the link on Pinterest (I think). The NeverHomemaker has a GREAT Tutorial.
Please click on the link for a nicely detailed tutorial. I added mine below.
I've been wanting a light box for quite some time. I have issues. Light issues that is.
The supplies needed are:
A large box. Mine is 16 x 24 x 17"
3 utility lights (I bought mine at Lowe's for @ $6 a piece.)
3 DAYlight light bulbs. They are VERY white lights. (Lowe's for @ $8 a package of 4)
3 way extension cord
These items I added to the list:
First, Leaving about 2 inches of border, hubs cut out 3 sides of the box, leaving the bottom uncut and one side uncut. Taped up the back of the box for added stability.
He also left 2 of the box flaps intact, but cut off the the opposite flaps... yikes
that sounds confusing. Anyway... it looks like this.
Next, I covered each of the 3 openings with tissue paper, securing it in place with masking tape.
We decided to set it up in unfinished side of our lower level. It is setting on top
of a table. The right and left utility lamps are each clamped (they come with one) on a brick.
The overhead lamp is suspended from the ceiling. They are all 3 plugged into a 3 way
extension cord you can see hanging in the background. (white)
The lamps look close but I made sure they are a safe distance from the paper.
Next, I added a large piece of white board to the inside.
I added the white board as a base, but my intention is to use different fabrics too.
I used a little tape to hold it in place temporarily.
Here is a shot that took all of 3 minutes to set up. I love how bright it is!
It has been cloudy, dark and dreary here all day. I would have had a really hard time accomplishing something like this without the help of the light-box.
I'm looking forward to using different fabrics and some fun placemats.
The possiblilites are endless.
What do ya think?