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I needed a light box and didn't feel like spending the money
I had been using a glass table temporarily, but it needed to go back to it's owner so I had to find a new light box.

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  • How to make a light box. An Easy, Dirt Cheap Light Box - Step 1
    Step 1

    First you need your mats. Be warned, this will make a big mess!

  • How to make a light box. An Easy, Dirt Cheap Light Box - Step 2
    Step 2

    You will want to cut the flaps off of the two boxes.

  • How to make a light box. An Easy, Dirt Cheap Light Box - Step 3
    Step 3

    Then you have to cut the bottoms of the boxes off.

  • How to make a light box. An Easy, Dirt Cheap Light Box - Step 4
    Step 4

    MY SCISSORS BROKE!!!! :(

  • How to make a light box. An Easy, Dirt Cheap Light Box - Step 5
    Step 5

    Hot glue the two boxes on top of each other so they are twice the height and you have a long cardboard tunnel.

  • How to make a light box. An Easy, Dirt Cheap Light Box - Step 6
    Step 6

    Hot glue the glass to the picture frame.

  • How to make a light box. An Easy, Dirt Cheap Light Box - Step 7
    Step 7

    Decorate your box using colored paper, paint, marbled paper, etc.

  • How to make a light box. An Easy, Dirt Cheap Light Box - Step 8
    Step 8

    I put stickers, old cards, and old valentines on mine. If it's not a sticker, you can attach it by cutting a piece of contact paper that is larger than what you want to apply over it and stick it on.

  • How to make a light box. An Easy, Dirt Cheap Light Box - Step 9
    Step 9

    Then decorate the picture frame. I put little Cat's Eye Decor Stones and buttons (and one googly eye) on mine.

  • How to make a light box. An Easy, Dirt Cheap Light Box - Step 10
    Step 10

    Cut a little hole towards the bottom of the box to let the cord of the lamp out.

  • How to make a light box. An Easy, Dirt Cheap Light Box - Step 11
    Step 11

    Place the Lap in the box and pull the cord through the hole in the bottom and place the picture frame over the box. Then you can turn on the lamp and start tracing!!!

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Death or Plumbing!
Death or Plumbing! · 1 project
This is a really cool version! Love it!
Thanks for sharing!
*Mwa!*
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LifeOfFaries
LifeOfFaries · 5 projects
Thanks! My only problem is that my lamp was a little tall, so the light bulb was close to the glass and heat it up really quick, so I would recommend a short Lamp
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Samantha S.
Samantha S. · Newport News, Virginia, US · 3 projects
omg i love this idea i've totally wanted one so bad
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