For hand embroiderers, here is a great idea for transferring embroidery patterns to your fabrics. First of all, let me just say that this was my idea. However, my husband, Gordon, actually made it for me. I had been using our glass coffee table and putting a light under it, but this light box is so much nicer. Here’s how you can make your very own wine light box.
Then buy a piece of opaque plastic the same thickness and dimensions as the sliding lid (we went to a store that will cut this for you). Drill ventilation holes in the bottom and each side of the box. Next, buy three small compact flourescent lights — the ones we purchased were little modular 9w lights in their own round housing (about 4″ in diameter and 1″ high) that interconnected. Gordon attached them with double-stick foam tape and lined the inside of the box with aluminum foil to reflect the light.
Voila! you’ve got a cool wine light box.