The lighting in my house is terrible and unless I get lucky and have a bright and sunny Sunday afternoon it can be pretty hard to get a good picture. I’ve tried lots of different tricks but they never seem to work just right. Then I found this amazing DIY Lightbox post from Sandra @ Simple is Pretty and I knew I had to make one.

Lightbox 2

I was super excited to get started so I headed right to Lowe’s to get some supplies. Sandra used two 60 watt clip on lamps on each side of her lightbox, I could only find these 40 watt lamps at Lowe’s and instead of waiting I just scooped them up. Since this purchase I found the perfect 60 watt lamps at Walmart but I’m going to give these a try first and if they don’t work the way I want then I’ll go buy the one’s at Walmart.

Lightbox 3

I changed a couple of other things and I don’t think it was for the better! If you are thinking about making a lightbox for yourself, I suggest sticking to Sandra’s directions and it will turn out perfect. My biggest regret is that I didn’t leave the 2 inch border on the front of the box! This would’ve made the frame so much stronger and kept it from bending like it did on the top and the sides. If this ends up giving me a problem I will just start over with a new box.

DIY Lightbox

I still have to figure out the background and how to set up my props but hopefully you will start noticing a difference in my pictures. I would love to hear your suggestions on what to use in the background or see how you made your lightbox…leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me today!