I found this old cutlery box at a local thrift store for $2. 

Our youngest, Beckett, shares my love of rocks, gems and buttons. He sits quietly sorting them from one dish to another. So I decided to turn this cutlery box into a little table top lightbox. 

It was simple. Want to make one? 

  • Clean it up. Sand it, wipe it down etc.
  • Take the lid off the box (you may need to unscrew the hinges)
  • Draw a rectangle on the lid and cut it out using a jig saw (or get your dad to do it, like I did today 😜) 
  • Cut a piece of plexiglass to fit snugly into the inside of the lid. I got this sheet of plexiglass at the dump – but you can buy it at your local hardware store. 
  • Buy a few dollar store push led lights or flashlights and add these to the inside of the box. 
  • Reattach your lid! 

What do you think? 

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