IMPORTANT NOTE: You can see in the following photos that I folded my LED tape lights into pretty sharp 90 degree angles. As my lighting has been erratic since shortly after this project was photographed, I think that is what I may have done wrong. SOOO--please do not fold your lighting this way--instead, use a more curving solution OR use inexpensive Christmas string lights!! I'm sure I'll eventually go back and change mine out!
-Window Blind in Desired Size (I used 31" wide and cut it down to 48" long.)
-1" x 1" Wood Trim Pieces at Least as Long as the Perimeter of Your Desired Window (Note: 1"x1"s are actually .75"x.75".)
-Screws or Bright Finish Nails--2" or Longer
-Sheet of Corrugated Plastic that is Larger than Your Desired Window OR Foam Board OR Poster Board
-White Non-Opaque Fabric to Diffuse LED Light--I used some sort of drapery-lining fabric.
-Staple Gun and Staples--1/4" Long OR 1/4" Wire Brads
-Flexible, Self-Adhesive LED Strip Light (I used RGB 5050 SMD 300 Leds LED Strip Light. Mine was 5 meters long.)
OR Christmas String Lights (White wire would look best.)
-If you're using Christmas String Lights: White Tape
-Optional if you're using LED Ribbon/Strip Lights: 44 Key IR Remote Controller
-If you're using LED Ribbon/Strip Lights: Power Source: Mine required a 12V Adapter.
Total Cost of my Faux Window: About $90
Total Time Spent Building Window: 2 Hours