I decided this year I’d work on a display solution for my Funko Pop Characters. This just wasn’t cutting it!
Make Shelves Out of Foam Core Board
I saw on epbot.com a tutorial for making pop character shelves that I just thought would be the perfect solution to still be able to use my hutch in my craft room that I love so much and have had since I lived at home to display my pops. It took about six months since I saw that idea though until I was finally ‘ready’ to have the nerve to display my pops without their boxes. I was just not enjoying them not being able to see them!
So I started by measuring to see how many shelves I could have.
With white foam core board I had on hand, I started cutting out the shapes. The sides and then the cross sections.
I also had the idea where instead of using foam board for the risers, i’d use poster board so I cut that to size for the risers.
Here is a part of the construction. I attached the long shelf parts to the sides. Then attached the poster board to the fronts.
As you can see, I put small pieces of foam core in the corners on the inside for added support. Yes there are imperfections that you can clearly see in this photo after the fact, but at the time I made these and now i’m just glad i started and completed my first project of 2019! Ha!
Then I got my hands on some very inexpensive fairy lights and I thought that would show through the light poster board on the risers, and it does add a hint of light behind each perfectly!
I then started putting on all my characters. For some, I used tacky wax to make sure they stayed put.
This is all of them in the hutch with the lights off.
I kept only a select few in the boxes on top of the hutch. Some special ones, and others from the strawberry shortcake series that are scented that I don’t want them to lose their scent.
Then some larger pops that wouldn’t fit on the shelves.
I’m so happy with the way this turned out! There isn’t much room to grow except for the top of the hutch…or i can start on the other side of the room. Ha!