DIY : LIGHTBOX

Have always always always been intrigued and fascinated with lightboxes for some reason and I walked into TYPO more than three times, took the box of light box, stoned at it and thought real hard if I should spend $79... andddddddd after three times of walking in and out of TYPO empty handed, I decided to DIY the whole damn lightbox myself because what would be more awesome than customising the whole box by myself?! 

If you didn't know, other than "late queen" I've acquired my second nickname, "DIY queen" and I must say I'm pretty proud with the latter term!

Let's dive into this DIY project because I've been dying to share it with you guys! Wanted to share it with you guys since last Christmas!! But better late than never! We are in time for Valentine's! 😘

PRINT YOUR PREFERRED PHOTO/TYPE ON THE TRACING PAPER

DISMANTLE ENTIRE FRAME WORKS FROM THE 1ST FRAME,
PLACE WHITE CUPBOARD ONTO THE INNER PART OF FRAME,
SECURE WITH METAL CLIPPINGS (INCLUDED IN THE FRAME)
SAVE THE BACKING FOR THE OUTTER PART OF FRAME THAT NEEDS TO BE STUCK ON AFTER THE NEXT STEP!

SNIP A LITTLE CORNER OF THE EDGE TO LEAVE ROOM FOR THE WIRES TO RUN

LEAVING THE PLUG TO THE OUTER FACE
PULL THE REST OF THE LIGHTS AND WIRE THROUGH TO THE INNER PART OF THE FRAME

SECURE WIRE WITH STICKY TAPE

OPTIONAL: PLACE COLOURFUL CELLOPHANE FILMS ON LIGHTWARES TO CREATE A COLOURFUL LIGHTBOX

SECURE LIGHT ARRANGEMENT WITH GLASS PANEL & BLANK TRACING PAPERS TO CREATE FROSTED GLASS EFFECT

SAME BACKING AS THE ONE FROM ABOVE, ONLY THAT IT IS THE FLIP SIDE!

RAN OUT OF PAINTBRUSH BUT FOUND MY OLD MAKE UP SPONGE SOOOOOO...

SUPERGLUE ON THE SECOND FRAME TO THE BACK OF FIRST FRAME AND TA DA! COMPLETED LIGHTBOX!

YEAP! I MADE THREE DIFFERENT LIGHTBOXES SO THE STEPS ARE ALL FROM THE MAKING OF THE THREE LIGHTBOXES, WHICH EXPLAINS THE DIFFERENT LIGHTBOX DISPLAYS

HAPPY DIY BOYS AND GIRLS!
CLICK HERE TO DROP ME A NOTE/FEEDBACK/ENQUIRY ON THIS DIY PROJECT/IDEAS ON WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE NEXT

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LUCY

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