A light box makes tracing your favorite designs easy – you can trace your designs directly onto thick, high-quality paper versus thin tracing paper. Rather than spending a significant amount of money on a store-bought light box, make your own DIY version using a few items you may already have in your home. The project onlys take a few minutes to put together.
Things You'll Need
- Plastic storage container with clear lid
- White tissue paper
- Clear tape
- Box cutter
- 1 strand white LED Christmas lights
- Clear plexiglass
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Assembling the Light Box
Remove the lid from the storage container. Cut a piece of tissue paper to fit the bottom side of the lid. Tape it into place.
Cut a hole in the side of the container, near the bottom, using a box cutter. Cut the hole large enough for the plug of the Christmas lights to fit through. Avoid making the hole too large to reduce light leaks.
Lay the strand of Christmas lights in the bottom of the storage container. Spread them out as evenly as possible so the entire bottom of the container is covered in lights to ensure even light distribution.
Push the plug of the Christmas lights through the hole in the container. Plug the lights in. Place the lid back on the container.
Place a sheet of plexiglass on top of the container to provide a level drawing surface if the lid of your container has grooves or lettering on it.