How to fix a flourescent light fixture with a broken plastic insert?

Nancy Kincl
by Nancy Kincl

I have a wood channel fluorescent light fixture in my kitchen. I went to change the lights and dropped the plastic insert. I have all the pieces, but it's going to look awful if I piece it back together. I'm looking for inexpensive solutions to replacing the insert and diffuse the light. Something a little more contemporary would be nice. The insert is 16" by 98".

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