hi everyone welcome back to another DIY weekend with me I love the old fashioned industrial style light boxes and I love the fact that they are now contemporary home decor so today I'm going to share with you how I make my version of a DIY light box okay

so to get started you are going to need a shadow box I got mine from my craft store you're going to need a box that is nice and deep so if you can remove the glass go ahead and remove the glass in my case I can't it's already

set in therefore I'm going to take some painters tape and just cover the frame with it before I paint on the surface it's now time to paint we're going to use some matte white spray paint for the first coat of paint you want to hold your spray paint

bottle about a foot and a half away from the surface and slightly dust the surface with the spray paint after your first coat you should wait for a couple of hours before painting on your second coat alright so now we're going to work on the letter cards Eric

plays Magic the Gathering a lot so therefore he has a whole bunch of cards and he used card sleeves for them so these card sleeves are the hard kind and I will be using these because they're more durable and they hold up easily so Eric doesn't know about

this but I guess he'll find out once this video goes up cut the sides of the sleeves so that way you can have two pieces you want these cards to look nice and neat and also consistent in size so to make clean lines on all four sides you

could take out a ruler an exacto knife I'm going to make all of my cards two by four after you're done you should have some pretty nice cards like these for the letters you can find them at your home improvement store so the way that I place the

letters on the card is I start with one and then with another blank card I place that on top of the existing card with the letter then I place another letter on top so that way all the letters have the same placements back to the lightbox we're going

to create some slots for the letter cards to fit into this tile cap is an eight feet piece so I'm going to cut this up according to the width of my light box measure your light box first and then apply that measurement onto the tile cap after you

make your mark on the tile cap use a blade or pair of scissors and just make a little dent then you can break your piece apart because my box isn't so big I'm going to clip the excess of plastic off of this so that way the letters can

show more however if you have a bigger box then you can leave this on now I'm going to make some marks so that way I can know where to glue the tile slots here I was using a hot glue however I recommend for you to use e6000 glue

it holds a lot better I had to go back on my DIY and use e6000 glue later on so yes I recommend for you to just use the e6000 instead of hot glue for the back of the box I lined it with some glitter reflective paper but I

recommend for you to use aluminum foil just because it works better and it will reflect more light I ended up switching to that later but I just want to show you that I line the back of the box and then I also glue on the lights the light

sticks I am using are from Ikea their LED light and you can use any LED lights you would like these are just lights that I have in my home and they weren't being used so I thought I put them into good use today as you can see I

lined the inside of my frame with the foil and then I relied the back of my frame with the foil again and then I just stuck the glue on back I have a whole bunch of extra wire so I just make sure that I flatten them against the

back of this light box this is the part where I gave everyone a heart attack by sawing as you guys can see I am so great at selling but I wanted to just cut off a little part of this corner that way I have a little space for

the wire to go through all you have to do now is reassemble your box and you're all done [Music] alright guys that is it for today I love the light box home decor trend because you can change around the letterings you can change the words around to whatever

you're feeling at the moment it's a really nice modern piece of home decor I love it and I hope you guys will love yours too give this video a thumbs up if you guys enjoy it and also make sure to tag me on Instagram Twitter or Facebook so

that way I can see your recreation other than that I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to subscribe if you have not and I will see you next weekend with more DIYs ma Chau

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