One of my 2013 goals is to take better pictures for my blog. When I saw this light box tutorial from one creative mommy I decided it was time to make one for myself. One Creative Mommy provides an awesome tutorial - but here is how I made mine - if you'd like to follow along and make your own:
Here is what you'll need:
a cardboard box
pencil & ruler
white paint & paint brush
a piece of poster board
translucent tracing paper (or muslin)
 Start by cutting off all but 2" of your box flaps. Once cut, fold them over on themselves and tape in place with packing tape. Do this to both open ends of your box.
 Next, decide which remaining sides will be your top and front. Leaving a 2" border, cut out the center of the top and front side of your box.
 Once all of your pieces are cut out - it's time to paint. You'll want to paint the side & back frames with white paint (these are the places the poster board won't cover). While the paint dries, cover the open holes with tracing paper or muslin by taping the paper/muslin to your box frame. I chose to use tracing paper (since I had it on hand).
 Once everything is dry, slide your poster board in place along the back and bottom of your box.
My finished light box:
I need to work on some lighting set ups, but so far, I'm liking the results of my new light box:
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