Introduction: Harry Potter House Elf Shelf!

Whether you make this shelf to keep, or you make it for a friend, it's sure to get the crowd talking. You can customize it by adding hooks, and substituting cardboard for wood, fabric and paper for paint, and wire for actual hooks. Whatever you do, I'm sure it will turn out amazing!

Step 1: Step 1: Materials

You will need:


-Xacto blade



-Hot glue and gun

-Yellow/gold paper

-Black fabric



Step 2: Step 2: Making the Base

Using a ruler, measure out the size of cardboard you want. I choose to make my base 14"x8". Next, use the Xacto knife and scissors to cut off the extra.

Cover the Cardboard with your fabric

Use the hot glue to attach it to the bass, making sure that you stretch the material to give it a clean look. The final product should look something like the last picture.

Step 3: Step 3: the Letters

This step is pretty self explanatory. Cut letters out of the yellow/gold paper. You can make the message say whatever you like, but I choose the message "Free the Elves"

Glue the letters onto the base

Step 4: Step 4: the Hooks

Using the wire, I choose thick gold beading wire, measure out four pieces. I made mine about 3" long.

Fold the wire in half

Twist the two strands together to strengthen it

Use something round to help bend the wire into a hook.

Repeat with the remaining pieces.

Step 5: Step 5: Assembling Your Shelf

Cut four slits in the bottom of your bass.

Add hot glue to the inside of each slit

Place the hooks inside the slit, and add more hot glue if needed.

Step 6: Step 6: Hang Up and Enjoy

Find an empty space on your wall, and hang your amazing new shelf. You can add scarfs, hats, and mitts to your hooks. I hung mine over my laundry basket, and absolutely love it

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