Step 1: Materials and supplies
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The first step is to decide how many frames you want. The cost for each is roughly $100. Here’s what you need for each:

  1. 9″x9″ IKEA Ribba frame
  2. LED string
  3. Drill w 5/32″ bit (I’m using this)
  4. Belkin WeMo Home Automation Switch and Motion Sensor

Step 2: Make the lit frames

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Each of the frames is lit with a string of LEDs. Both the frame and the LEDs are available from IKEA. Installing the LEDs is very easy with a drill. The photos here capture the process:

  1. Tape template to back of frame
  2. Drill holes with 5/32″ bit in all of the circles
  3. Insert LEDs
  4. Put back back onto frame

The whole process is expanded a little bit in my Evenly backlit IKEA frame with LEDs Instructable. It only takes about 5-10 minutes for each frame.