How to make an inexpensive, collapsible light box.
Light boxes are immensely handy for on-line sellers and we bloggers. And there are TONS of DIY versions on the internet that you can whip up for next to nothing. The only problem that I had with all those how-tos is that NONE were collapsible. So, using a tutorial I found over at DPS as inspiration, I got down to work. The result is a fold-up light box that takes up just a few inches of space when not in use! To make one of your own, gather up the following:
- a utility knife
- tissue paper (Since making the original version, I’ve replaced the tissue paper with white sackcloth, which is what they use to make dishtowels. It’s still light weight but MUCH more durable than the tissue paper.)
- tape or glue stick (tape only if using cloth)
- mailing/packaging/or duct tape
- a straight-edge
- matte poster board
To see how it all goes together, head on over to Curbly.
And here’s a picture I took using the light box: