Anyhow, I decided that it was time to remake a new photo box. This is a picture of my old one and as you can see, it is looking a little sorry for itself. So yesterday I made up a new one :-)
I bought 5 sheets of foam board from the local dollar store and after securing the base and back, I then proceeded to make three window sides and then attach those. Some tissue paper to cover the windows and some white Bristol board for the inner and there you go a brand new, larger and sturdier photo box.
My new box is 30" wide by 20" deep and 20" high. I am so pleased with the result and it really is quite solid. I did have to go to my local art store to get the inner Bristol board as I needed a piece that was 30" by 40". I could only get 22" by 28" everywhere else, and you don't want any joins in the backing piece, you need it to be seamless. It was $12, but I figured that the overall cost is still only $16 and photo boxes to buy can be anywhere from $50 up. So, a bargain in my eyes :-)
Here it is with my lights. (I think I would like to see if there is some way I can light up the top - I might see if attaching a ring of white LED lights around the top will work, as they won't be too heavy for the top of the box.)
Now all I need to do is get creating, so I can use it :-)
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