Wednesday, March 28, 2012

How to Create A Collapsible Photo Box!

Thanks for stopping by today!   I get to share with you  a tutorial that  My husband created for me after seeing me struggle to find a good place to take pictures of my cards for my posts.  He  finally created me this perfect white box that works great for all projects.   I love my box I never it is the perfect solution to always have a clean white surface to help my pictures pop.
  The best part about my light box  is that light is never an issue because it is open on top!   Well I love my box except for one little issue.   I am a craft hoarder so I have quickly run out of room for my goodies and I just seemed to be constantly moving my photo box from spot to spot because I just did not have room for it.   So I told my husband it would be so nice to be able to collapse my box and that way it can be stored with ease!   So now you can see how you too can create a light box for under $5 that can be stored anywhere!
Supplies Needed:
•1 20 x 30 white foam display board
•6 inches of 2 inch wide  ribbon
4 squares of hook and eye Velcro
White Glue
Step one
•Lay out your white board and mark off (3) 12in x 12in squares and (1) 12in x 11 ¾ in

•Using a utility knife cut out your squares

Step two
•Lay out 3 of you squares in a straight line about 1/8 in apart.  Tape these together with your Sealing tape.  Add the 4th square above your taped together pieces.  Layed flat your boxed should like like the picture below. 
You should be able to bend your pieces as shown in below photos.
Step Three
•Take your Velcro strips and cut 4 squares.  Put your box together  as shown in below picture.  Now you will need to cut out 2 strips of ribbon about 3 inches long.    You need to  add the other pieces of velcro to each end of the ribbons.   Then take the remining pieces of Velcro and glue it directly to your box wall.
This is what will be used to hold the box up.
Backside of box                                                Front side of box
Let  your glue dry and there you have your own box with very little supplies and about 20 minutes worth of time!
This shows you the scale – Box to card ratio
Zoomed in to show you
that all you see is the white board.
This is your board folded up and ready to store away til next time!
Thanks for stopping by today I hope you found my tutorial useful and that you will give it a try!

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Amanda Phillips said...

wholly cow! Thank you sooo much..I need to do this asap!

Emily @SweetlyScrapped said...

Wow! You couldn't have posted this at a better time! I have the white foam board but haven't made my light box yet because I haven't found a spot to put it! I AM SO GLAD you shared this! You have no idea! Thank you! :)

Star said...

This is fascinating! What a great idea. Thank you for the tutorial!!

Country Mouse said...

I have been looking for an easier solution for a long time. I use an empty 12x12 scrapbook because I like the fact that I can close it and put it away...but this idea is a great one!!!
thanks for sharing~~I'll be making one soon!

Amy said...


Shari said...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! I am going home afterowrk tonight to build this! Your Hubs is a very smart guy! Thanks again! HUGS!!!

Julie said...

This is a GREAT idea! Thanks!

Julie Temple said...

THANK YOU SO MUCh FOR SHARING THIS! Such a great idea...and I am so gonna use it!


CraftyGirl said...

Great tutorial. Thank you so much for showing everyone how. Make sure you thank your hubby for all his hard work. :-]



Min said...

Tammy - what an awesome tutorial - I think I might have to give this a try! Your hubby ROCKS! Love that you can fold it up!!! =)
Hugs & Happy Days!

Linda said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Just what I have been looking for.

Cindy N. said...

Great tutorial. I also was wondering how to create a collapsible box... and I found your post. Thanks for sharing it.

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