Step 2: Making the Base: Step 2

Temporarily stick the template to the 12" x 12" aluminum sheet and using straight pattern metal snips, cut the aluminum sheet according to the template (wear gloves): cut along the solid lines, remove the small rectangle in the middle of the square, and bend the middle square 90 degrees. 
<p>hi i've watched all of you video yesterday and i love all of those, i just wanna ask if i can use illustration board instead of alluminum sheet? thank you.. :)</p>
Thanks GracielleA! I used the metal sheet because it can be bent at a 90 degree angle and hold it so it's perfect to hold the light kit and the metal also reflects the light nicely.
I'm envisioning this idea put to work with some kind of double-sided room dividers made from beautiful handmade paper with a glowing light inside. Thanks for the inspiration!
You're welcome, glad to hear it sparked another idea!
What a neat project! I plan to pin it to our Lighting &amp; Fans pinboard. Check it out at pinterest.com/homedepot <br> <br>- Chante
So glad you like it Chante, and thanks for sharing my project on your Pinterest board ! <br> <br>Isabelle
This is very cool :) Thank you so much for sharing.
Thanks and you're welcome!
These came out really beautifully, thank you so much for the share and clear instructions. <3
You're welcome and thank you so much for your kind words!

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