I had been looking for a decorative Halloween shelf, but couldn’t find one, so I started thinking about the prospect of making one myself. When the opportunity came up to make a Halloween craft project using Elmer’s Foam Board and Glue Spots, it seemed the perfect chance to tackle this project (and give myself the motivation to bring the thought to fruition).
Foam board is sturdy, yet light, so it seemed a good choice for a seasonal decorative shelf. Walmart had Elmer’s Tri-Fold foam boards available in black… perfect for this shelf project. You could actually make 4 shelves out of one tr-fold board. I already had some Elmer’s Glue Spots on-hand, but needed narrow black ribbon, black glitter and a new bottle of Elmer’s Glue All.
When I returned home, I got right down to business: First I cut a “shelf” roughly 8 inches wide from the tri-fold foam board.
Then I cut off the side flaps, and cut crescent moon shapes out of them, making sure to leave a flat edge at the top and back to support the shelf.
The moons were then painted with a mixture of 2/3 Elmer’s Glue-All & 1/3 water. They were then generously coated with black glitter.
While they dried, I used Glue Spots to attach the black ribbon over the edge of the shelf, for a more “finished” appearance.
Once the moons had dried, I lined them up on the shelf back with another flat surface standing in for a wall. I then marked the front and back of where the moons, lay against the shelf. I then cut out the bottom layer of the foam board between these marks, making a narrow slot for the moons to nest in. A little Glue-All was put in the slots, as well as, the flat edge of the moons. They were then inserted, and braced to dry.
After the shelf was fully dry. I used Glue Spots to adhere it to the wall. The shelf will be strong enough to hold paper/cardboard decorations, like shown, papiere mache items or other light decorations.
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