Studio Light DIY

My house came with a media room, which we currently use as a playroom for our kids.  I’m still trying to decorate it to look like a theater, and I spotted some cool spotlight lamps in a high end catalog.  I was determined to recreate the look for less, and I think I succeeded.  My spotlight is a huge hit with my husband and kids!  Now I just have to make a few more!  I found all the items I needed at the Dollar Tree.

DIY Spotlight

Project estimate:

  • Camera Tripod, $1
  • Pencil Basket, $1
  • LED Push Light, $1
  • Paper, on hand
  • Glue, on hand

Total:  $3

Studio Lamp Tutorial
To make your own designer spotlight:

Step one:  Cut a piece of paper to place inside the pencil basket.  This will help focus the light.

Step two:  Push the LED light into the pencil basket.  Mine was too big to reach the bottom of the basket, but I pressed it in until it was stuck.

Step three:  Glue the basket to the tripod.  I used E-6000 initially but it wasn’t strong enough, so I used Aleene’s Jewelry and Metal Glue.  It worked perfectly.

Studio Light Mini DIY

To use the spotlight, just push on the LED light to turn it on.  Because it’s on a tripod, the spotlight can be adjusted.  This would make a cute table side or bedside light.  It’s modern and stylish, but without the hefty price tag!

DIY Studio Light