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« on: December 09, 2006 08:04:51 PM »

(Hopefully he doesnt read this on craftster!!)

Okay basically I want to make an overhead light that projects some sort of phrase on the ceiling... My idea was to make a box of some sort (this is where i need help), place the light inside it projecting upwards, and then at the top of the box/above the light have a solid piece of material (i.e. paper) with the letters cut out to form the phrase... Thus, when it's dark and he turns on this little light, the only light he'll see will be the message projected on the ceiling.
So!  I WAS paper macheing a box to put the light in but it's not turning out so hot... My second idea was to make one out of popsicle sticks but that'll be messy and a little challenging.

Any other ideas?
The light is just one of those camping flashlight/latern type things with its switch on the SIDE, so the box needs to have some sort of little door for him to switch it on... (thus why paper macheing was good cause the box could be customized)

Help! Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2006 08:06:59 PM »

I really wish I could help you, but I cant.. Just wanted to tell you this is an amazing idea and I wish I could help you so that I could do it too..
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2006 03:20:18 PM »

How about a milk carton?
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2006 04:04:24 PM »

How about a milk carton?

THat is a WICKED idea!!! the walls may not be too secure but i could fix that by adding some supports, maybe glueing some bristol board to it and then decoupaging it with pictures of it or somethin
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2006 04:11:38 PM »

When I need to trace things for my make-up designs I use a clear plastic box like tupperware or those cheap see-through drawers they sell at wal-mart.  I know it's not quite the same but you could probabaly use one of those and either glue on regular paper or make a collage from magazine pictures or pictures of the two of you together and cover everything accept the words.  It might work. Undecided
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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2006 04:41:42 PM »

Yay! I'm glad you like the idea,  maybe balsa wood strips would make it more secure, I think you could find those at a hobby shop.  I'm not sure what bristol board is... Smiley
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