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My Collapsible Lightbox

I’ve seen a lot of posts over the past few months showing people’s homemade lightboxes. I created my own collapsible version about 5 months ago but I took it down for the holidays. I recently took it out for these posts. It’s not pretty, but it was really inexpensive to make. Less than $10! When I researched lightboxes online the reviews were critical of the lights. I modeled mine off of this one and this one. I love how mine collapses. It is portable and stores flat.

DIY inexensive light box
DIY cheap light box

I got the foam core board from a local eco-art recycling shop, hence the print on the outside. I used parchment paper for diffusion. I used (knock off) velcro strips to hold it all together. I could not find my original velcro strips when I went to put it up again so I had to cut new ones. I didn’t have much velcro on hand so they are very small pieces.

easy photography light box

I purchased some daylight bulbs to use in some clip on lamps.

daylight bulbs light box

Here it is collapsed. I store it on top of a cabinet out of the way.

collapsable portable light box

I haven’t spent a lot of time experimenting with it yet. I wish it were a little wider. It’s pretty deep. I wish it was as wide as it is deep. I was limited to size based on the scrap foam core I used. I spent $8 on the light bulbs and $1.50 on the foam core. I had the rest on hand.

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Stephanie Pass

Thursday 18th of April 2013

I'm so glad you shared this! I need one of these, and I keep looking at the ready made ones on eBay and thinking I can so make this cheaper, lol. I'm definitely going to try this in the next week.

Sara Blevins

Tuesday 16th of April 2013

wow, Diana! That is brilliant idea! I love it

Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes

Tuesday 16th of April 2013

Love this - I am featuring it at this weeks All My Bloggy Friends! :)

Kara @ Petals to Picots Crochet

Tuesday 16th of April 2013

This is such a great idea!!


Monday 15th of April 2013

Oh!! LOVE IT DIANA!! What a great idea to make one that will store easily! GENIUS!!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality! I'm looking forward to seeing your next creation tomorrow evening! :)

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