Using materials I had lying around, I decided to take a stab at making a light box.
Here's what I had on hand:
Large carboard box
White plastic shower curtain liner (no mildew preferably)
Not crazy pretty, but it does the job and I can fold it up and put it under the bed.
Step 1: Start with a large cardboard box.
Step 2: Cut our into the box. Leave a structural frame. An Exacto knife would have worked better, but I couldn't find one in our house. Scissors worked fine, but it hurt my hand and took a while.
Step 3: Tape up the legs to strengthen your frame.
Step 4: Drape the shower curtain line over. I'm going to play with this once I buy some Bristol board to use as a large curved backdrop. For now this piece of paper worked.
It can fit right under the bed or couch.
Poor thing looks like a purebred horse with legs all taped up for a race. Just not as expensive or graceful, ha!
I've been playing around with different ways of draping the liner and backdrop. I'm sure I'll get better at it. I already love the way this photo turned out: