Having acquired all the necessary techniques and now ready to go beyond the instructions, I got out the glittering foam craft sheet and got started with the idea I had for the decoration.
Since Halloween was already nigh at the time, I chose two shapes that fitted the season: a cat and a bat.
Those decorations are sooo cute and quite easy to make:
Choose a Shape
Print out shapes you like or draw some yourself. The important thing is that they are realtively simple shapes that work without too many details. Make sure they are easy to cut out.
Make Paper Templates
Cut out the paper shapes.
Cut Out Foam Shapes
Now put the templates face-down on the non-glittering side of the foam sheet and hold in place while you cut around them. This works best with a craft knife. If with some parts the craft knife does not work, use scissors.
Make It Stick
Once the shapes are cut out …
… glue the non-glittering side on double-sided duct tape. Use a craft knife and/or scissors to cut around the shape once again to remove the excess tape. Make sure not to damage the foam in the process.
Glue Shapes on Cover
Remove the paper covering the other side of the tape and glue the shapes onto the cover where you want them to be. Press a little to make sure they stick properly.