After my first DIY photo project, I decided to tackle something easy. Here's the video tutorial for my DIY speedlight grid, which uses black straws, a beer koozie, and a few other common materials for a simple and effective light modifier.
Since the straws are basically free and the other materials cost next to nothing, all this DIY project really requires is a little time and patience. The most expensive individual item of this project is the beer koozie, which I picked up from Walmart for a whole $0.88.
At the 2cm length of the straws that I used, the grid throws about a 30º spread. Perfect for more directional accent lighting and background lighting.
Stay tuned for samples and more images of this little DIY project.