I’ve seen a lot of these awesome lightboxes popping around Instagram this year. And I love them! They are the perfect photo and/or party prop. You can change out the saying to be any fun thing you want. I love typography and anything that is based around it is my favorite! Plus the neutral minimalism totally speaks to me. I know you wouldn’t know it by all the colorful posts and house decor pics I share, but I really like simple black and white! In fact, my wardrobe barely extends beyond black, gray and white. Only other darks like emerald, maroon or rust really speak to me, fashion-wise.
But anyway! That has nothing to do with this post haha. Except to point out that simple decor pieces like these mini cinema light boxes totally have my heart. The second I saw them pop up on social media, I really wanted one. After realizing that they’re about $60 though, I knew that wasn’t going to happen. I don’t spend $60 on one piece of decor. Actually, I don’t spend $60 on one anything…I guess I’m cheap!
After researching around for a little bit, I thought I could probably make my own! It was a little tricky finding exactly the right materials. But in the end it all came together so well.
I spent about $30 on mine but you could use illustration board instead of the PVC material I used and save yourself even more! I just love getting pieces for half price. And I love it even better when I can say I made it! $30 is a totally acceptable amount of money to spend on a piece of decor, let alone something I can use in parties and photos galore! I really am just so happy to have a lightbox of my own finally!
I have lots of plans for this pretty piece but mainly I’m hoping it can adorn the shelves of the baby boy we’ll be having this fall! It’s unlikely I’ll finish a nursery before he comes but I am planning on getting a few things done. I promise I’ll show the whole thing to you as soon as it’s completed! Just hoping it won’t be when he’s a year and a half old like Stella’s nursery was lol.
Anyway, if you’ve been eyeing these pretty typographic boxes, make one too! The instructions, materials and lots of step-by-step photos are right here!