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

By Jason Fitzpatrick on February 16th, 2012

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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/16/12
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