All you need is a simple dome tool. This consists of a circular shape with lights around it, and an axle equal in length to the radius of the circle. That sounded complicated, didn’t it? How’s this: It’s basically a bicycle wheel with lights around it.
It doesn’t have to be a bicycle wheel, but they make the best example. Below, you’ll see two photos (front and side) of a quick little dome tool I made from one of my wife’s cross-stitching loops. I put some battery operated LED Christmas lights around it, added an “axle” that you can see in the side shot, and that’s all it took to make the picture above! It only took me about 15 minutes to assemble.
You can find more of my experiments in light painting on my blog in the photography section (here).
Step 1: Materials Needed
2. A couple of pieces of wood or metal to make the crossbar and axle.
3. Battery operated LED holiday lights.
4. Some tie-wraps or tape to hold the lights and battery in place.