How To Make 5-sided Paper Cut Light Box


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Materials: 160-250g paper, knife (or cutting machines), double-sided tape, 5mm thick foam board, led light.



1 – Cut the paper.
2 – Fold the paper along the dashed line.
3 – Stick the box with 2-sided tape (4 layers are 4 boxes).
4 – Stick the spacer to the bottom of each layer (the spacer thickness is 5 mm).
5 – Nest 4 layers together.
6 – Light up!

Video tutorial how to do:

Video 1:

Video 2:

Watch the video and you’ll see the innermost layer (layer 4) is pasted with a thin layer of paper, it helps the light to be more evenly distributed.
What is this thin layer of paper?
1 – You can use 70gsm paper (common printing paper for writing).
2 – The best is Tracing Paper (Vellum Paper) or Butter Paper (other names are Parchment Paper, Wax paper, Baking Paper). It has great thinness (as the photo below).

The order of the paper layers is displayed in a PNG or PDF file.

Each 5-sided light box has 4 layers of paper (1, 2, 3, 4).
Each paper layer consists of 5 sides (a, b, c, d, e).



– Thickness: 5mm
– Materials: foam board, straws, foam, etc…

Each 5-sided template has 4 layers of paper with twelve 5mm thick spacers, consisting of:
– 4 spacers 9.5cm long
– 4 spacers 8.5cm long
– 4 spacers 7.5cm long

The bottom of a 5-sided light box

Suggested light base

Make a box and put the led light into it.

Specifically in this photo: Using the foam board (or paperboard, or wood) create a box, then place the led light inside it.
The LEDs used in this photo are LED lightings 3 modules.
See how here: https://tdesign510.com/2020/06/23/handmade-box-frame-and-lamp-base/

In addition, every customer who buys the 5-sided light box template will receive a simple paper light base creation file (free).


Suggest suitable led lights

LED lighting 3 modules
Proposal link:
Aliexpress: https://bit.ly/3fN9pFT


Led strip lights


Type of led lights do not need to be the base

The 5-sided light box is hollow in the middle (7x7cm) so you can also choose some small lights to put inside it without being a light base.

– Led has AAA battery power
Proposal link:
Ebay: https://ebay.to/35pSg3N
Aliexpress: https://bit.ly/3iojqeQ


– Led has CR2032 battery power
Proposal link:
Ebay: https://ebay.to/3m7yRdX
Aliexpress: https://bit.ly/33giFyl


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