Materials you need for this constellation light project
- Black foam board
- Battery powered LED lights
- Box cutter/X-Acto knife
- Hot glue gun
- Silver Sharpie
1. Find the constellation/art you want to use. We found our Leo on Google. Size it up to your desire. If it’s larger than what your printer will print, you’ll need to use a tiling program to print.
3. Lay out your printed design and tape them together. Place the ‘map’ on the piece of foam board that will be the front of the light box.
Using a small awl or other piercing object, make a small hole in the center of each star. Lift the ‘map’ and put it to the side. We used a silver Sharpie to lightly highlight the starter hole.
4. Finish piercing the holes. Start small. Using your map, adjust the size of the holes to mimic large and small stars. Some of the larger holes may require a larger piercer, such as a screwdriver (or larger awl). Add silver lines in the front, connecting the stars.
5. Build your box. For the switch, we put it on the lower left side corner and cut a section out of the foam board.
5. Lay out your lights. Depending on your artwork, it may take two strands.
7. Make a circle with the hot glue around each hole and push the light down. Hold and let set.
8. Hang your new art and enjoy!