Dec 15, 2011

my DIY light box

today i decided that it was time to DIY a slightly more "permanent" light box :)
Step 1 : 
~ construct the Ikea Antonius frame that you bought today ... turn it upside down
~ cut to size this transparent board (dunno what it's called) and fit into Ikea Antonius like a tunnel

Step 2 :
~ tie light source to one Antonius tray and slip tray in upside down

Step 3 :
~ check if the light works
~ *CLICK* ... and we have Light!!

Step 4 :
~ add whatever paper you have and line the sides of the tunnel
~ also add whatever else you want as decor

Step 5 :
put your artistic creation amongst the decor and *SNAP*

Step 6 :
dump the image into GIMP and Voila!! MAGIC!!

Ikea Antonius frame : RM 35
Ikea Antonius wire basket : RM 15
transparent board : RM 14
light source : nothing, becos it was from an old disintegrated lamp

TOTAL : RM 64 (approximately USD 22)

and i am HAPPY!!!!! :)


  1. You clever girl, you!!!! Awesomesauce!!!

  2. What a fabulous job and so clever of you!

  3. Wow Luthien!! I'm impressed!! Great idea!! But I always knew you were very inventive :o)) xo Michele

  4. Well, that's lateral thinking for you. Works wonderfully well Luthien... and cheap!

  5. I always wondered how you set up such pretty backgrounds and your pics are so professional looking! thanks for sharing your ideas!

  6. Very clever! Thanks for the idea and the step-by-step instructions!

  7. L- amazing lateral thinking. I must admit you go to a lot more trouble photographing your works than I do - that could explain why you have better photos? Go well. B

  8. thanks for sharing luthien! this is rather helpful as I am completely clueless about making a lightbox.

  9. Great idea. Your photos look allways so professional. thank you for sharing.

  10. This is the first time I have ever seen your blog and already LOVE it and all your stuff! I will try to do that but it won't be better than yours!

  11. Sweet! A nice little dream box of dreamy books. It's definitely allows you to take those beautiful shots forsure.

  12. Great idea, Luthien!
    I wish you a very merry xmas and an extraordinary new year!

    Gaby xo

  13. That's the most fabulous thing ever! Thanks for sharing!

  14. OMGosh! Luthien! You are Genius!! I love you!! :)


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