Step 1: Gather Materials
With that in mind, I got a mental picture of how I could create such a project, detailed out the items in my need and I headed down to Wal-Mart and picked up about $35 in supplies, all of which are detailed below:
- (5) White Foam Core Board
- (1) Roll of Carpet Tape - Two Sided
- (1) Roll of Packing Tape
- (3) Yards of Thin White Fabric - nearly sheer
- Box Cutter
- (3) Pieces of Poster Board
Step 2: Building the Frame
Four of these pieces will make up the frame of the light box, we will simply connect them with packing tape. One of the pieces will need to be split in the middle so that we can make the top fit. I also cut some little extensions to make it fill out.
Once you start connecting the pieces they will look something like this:
Step 3: Attaching the Fabric
You will probably need someone to help you attach the fabric, it needs to be pulled very tight so it doesnât sag anywhere. You will tack it into place with the two sided carpet tape and then just go over the edges completely with the clear packing tape. Once you have done all four sides of it, you will be nearly done.
Step 4: Curving the Back
Once thatâs in place, cover the top to the bottom, following the curve with the fabric so you have a seamless bottom. Once you are finished with that, you are done! You can see my box in the photo.