Lighting is one of the most important aspects of makeup artistry, and although the best source of light is the sun, weather changes can disrupt that light. Or, we simply may not have enough windows at home to let light in. Luckily for you, I have found this easy DIY ring light tutorial online by just Mels which deserves our attention. Meticulously put together, here’s how you can make your very own DIY ring light.
Easy Makeup DIY Ring Light For Beginners
What you’ll need for your DIY ring light:
- Wreath Frame
- Rope Lights
- Zip Ties
- Nail File
Step 1: Unplug
The first thing you need to do is to unplug the rope lights from the electrical cord, so maneuvering around the wreath frame is easier.
Step 2: Tie Securely
The next step is to pull one end of the rope light against the perimeter of the wreath frame and secure in place with the zip tie. Make sure to fasten it on the outer edge because it will be the most efficient placement when you start to put the electrical cord back in.
Step 3: Secure the Rest of the Rope Light
After you’ve secured one end of the rope light, start securing the rest of the rope light around the wreath frame all the way to the other end of the rope light. You may use more or fewer zip ties according to your preference.
Step 4: Cut Ends
Cut the ends of the zip tie so that no ends poke out. This tutorial uses an old nail file to file away the sharp edges of the zip ties which I think is good advice. However, this is just an optional step.
Step 5: Use A Light Stand
Now that you have a working DIY ring light, you can mount the finished product on an old light stand using zip ties as well. Make sure to position the end of the rope light downwards where the electrical cord connects so that the cord will not be bothersome to you afterward.
Nothing fancy but it works like a charm, here is the finished product!
Watch just Mels’ full video tutorial of a DIY ring light:
If you’re planning to film a YouTube video, take quality photos, or just have an excellent source of light while doing your makeup, this DIY diva ring light is what you need! This DIY project is affordable and guaranteed to change the game when it comes to applying your makeup, filming, or taking selfies. What are you waiting for? Gather your materials and recreate this easy and effective DIY ring light today!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on July 27, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy!