Let’s face it, light boxes purchased from stores come at a hefty price tag. Cutting, soldering, or engaging in some other sort of labor is typically required for various types of do-it-yourself lightboxes. This do-it-yourself lightbox involves very no labor and is quite inexpensive to make. Intrigued? This is everything you will need to get started.
-1 container or box made of transparent plastic: between $5 and $12 (I utilized an additional container for scrapbooking storage that I had acquired from either Michael’s or Jo-Ann’s. It is convenient due to the fact that it is flat, relatively thin, and reasonably large because it is designed to accommodate scrapbooking sheets that are 12 by 12 inches. These typically cost between $8 and $12, although they are frequently on sale, and both of these places always offer coupons.)
-4 touch lights of LED light: around $4 (I purchased two of them from the dollar shop for one dollar each, but those lights did not come with batteries. I then purchased a two-pack of the same lights from Walmart for $3.96, and those lights came with eight batteries. It turned out that both were selling the exact same product, so I went ahead and paid the extra dollar for the one sold at Walmart (taking into consideration the price of the battery).
-four AA batteries for each led light, for a total of sixteen batteries $2+ (they may also be purchased at dollar stores. I spent a dollar to get a pack of eight low-drain batteries. It’s not like you’re driving a car with this, after all.)
First, put in some of the juice.
Once the battery compartments have been opened, four AA batteries should be placed in each light. In the event that you want assistance with this step, please refer to the pictures included within the compartment. When you are finished, replace the lids.
Putting the LED Lights Inside the Box Is the Second Step
After opening the transparent plastic box, set all four LED lights inside the container. To switch on any of the lights, touch it.
(Note: on my box, there is a little indentation on the top of the box that one would have to avoid while tracing. You can see it in the image below.) The bottom of the box, on the other hand, is lovely and smooth, therefore all that has to be done to fix the problem is to flip the box over before placing the lights in it. If you want a light box that will last longer, you may make one by sticking small squares of sticky velcro on each light and on the bottom of the box. I don’t foresee myself using this very frequently, therefore I wanted to be able to remove the lights and put them to use in another setting if required.)
Step 3: Put a Stopper in It!
Put the cover back on the box, and there you have it! Your very own DIY light box that won’t break the bank. Now that you have everything you need, you can trace to your heart’s content; but, when you are through, make sure to switch out the lights.