The Box

I am terrible at self-discipline.  I can justify any sort of procrastination.  For instance, I spent my entire afternoon knitting a sleeve because I have a deadline, and the house was chilly, and there is plenty of time for cleaning and laundry and food later.

I really need to learn to suck it up and work.

This is inspired by the fact that I need to list my excess stock online and decide what needs to be sent out to various consignment shops.  This is, in otherwords, a very daunting and rather tedious task.

In an attempt to make it more interesting, I decided to write a tutorial for making a light box with which to photograph all of those lovely things.

Step 1: Gather materials


A nice sized box, scissors, ruler, paper, and tape or glue (not pictured).

Step 2: Remove the flapa from your box.


Step 3: Measure your paper for the inside.  I cut two long strips, which seemed much easier than doing individual sides.


Step 4: Beware boxnappers (This should really be a constant rule, but I personally did not consider it until I was a victim)


Step 5: Tape or glue your paper to the inside of the box.  Remove squatters first of course.


Step 6: Photograph.


With better light, a light box gives you that floating effect for your product.  Some people cut a hole in the side for a lamp.  I did not have a big box, so I wasn’t sure what my light situation would be.



I need to figure out a better light source, but I am overall pleased with my project.

Now, I just have to push myself to the next two phases: photographing and uploading everything.


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