How to Make a DIY Reflector Board

For the do-it-yourselfers out there, Tyson Waggener has created a video tutorial to outline the process of making your own 4-in-1 light reflector–for under $20–using items that can easily be found in most hardware stores. The procedure is simple and can be completed in a less than hour:

Materials Needed

  • 2 pieces of white foamcore
  • a can of gold metallic spray paint
  • a can of silver metallic spray paint
  • a can of flat black spray paint
  • a roll of black duct tape

As Waggener explains in an update to the video, it is possible to purchase this style of reflector at about the same price as it would cost to purchase the items you’d need to follow the tutorial; however, at the time he made the video, that wasn’t the case.


Waggener kept the tutorial up for those who simply enjoy crafting things, who want to make a custom reflector, or who may happen to have the necessary materials lying around the house.

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