Want to spruce up your light table without spending money? All you need are some old silk scarves. I found some at my favorite resale store.
They are great to drape over a light table. Choose sheer and transparent fabrics that allow some light to go through the scarf. It is ideal to have colored dimmed light go through; this gives an inviting and cozy feeling. Try a few different options to see how they affect the lighting and the mood.
Word of caution: I wouldn’t leave the scarf unattended just to be on the safe side. If the fabric starts getting warm to the touch, remove it from the light table.