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Turn a Pop-Up Laundry Hamper Into a Portable Light Tent

If you’re looking for smooth, even, studio lighting of small objects–like items you want to list on eBay–this inexpensive laundry-hamper hack yields a light tent for a mere $5.

At DIYPhotography they share a simple hack that starts with a collapsible wire and mesh laundry hamper and ends with collapsible light tent with upgraded side panels. You’ll need a dollar store laundry hamper, a cheap white table cloth, and a white poster board, as well as some scissors, pliers, and a stapler.

Hit up the link be low to see how they guy the laundry bag and rebuilt it into a functional and portable light tent.

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Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/16/12

Comments (1)

  1. Muniyrah

    The article on using the portable mesh laundry hamper is not resolving

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