Problem solved. I found a video on youtube, which I will link below, that helped me to create a cheap solution to the light box problem. Mine doesn't look exactly like theirs but they did give me all of the general ideas.
What do you need?
* 3 fold able poster boards
* Approximately 2 yards of a cheap white fabric. Cotton is best as irons well and is inexpensive
Total cost of this DIY: about $12 - Win in my book. The ones that I was looking at on Amazon were running around $50 a pop!
I'm not going to do a full fledged tutorial, as the video covers that, but I just wanted to share my success. (I promise it's as cluttered in that room as it looks. Please pretend it isn't messy. I have no excuses for it!)
Not too shabby eh? I love how I can fold the two sides in for easy storage.
Honestly it worked pretty well for taking photos too. I had to do a little editing but overall I am please with this little DIY. Kind of a pain to make but again, I saved about $40 so it's worth it.
Samples from first round of photos in light box:
Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHwzk2NEitU&index=1&list=LLH6GBDREDejYAxHcbTLeaew