This is just the wall itself - The sign will come later.
So, you wanna make a wall but don't want to blow your bank? Here is where Mrs Cheap shows up. Again, less than $5.00 and you can have your own wall for the kids to run through. (Or if you are a prankster, run into to. You know, for when Dobby closes it off.)
Now, what you will need -
A large space and a drop cloth - or do it on the grass before you cut, lol
1 Large old Bed Sheet. (Mine was white but I ran it through after dying my Dementor fabric, so it gave it a nice shade of grey. ^_~)
1 Roll of Narrow Masking Tape
2 Cans Red Spray Paint
- Now, measure out the door way you will be using this over and make sure your cut your sheet a bit larger than that to give you some extra space. I used a Queen Size Sheet and my door, including jam, is roughly 8 feet tall. I only needed half of the sheet. (Saving the other half for a Sorting Hat, that is coming later.)
- Lay out the sheet on the ground and then grid out a brick pattern of your choosing with your masking tape. This will take a bit but it is worth it. This is the longest step. lol
- Now, just spray paint over your cloth. Don't worry about it being even or a thick coat. I went back a couple of times over mine lightly and only used one color. You could use many to age it, heck try textured spray paint, might come up with something nifty.
- Let it dry.
- Remove Tape.
- Cut split up the center.
- Run through!
Really, that is all it is and again, so cheap! Here is a picture walk through. ^_~
You can see the finished product all hung up as well as get the sign to go with it here - Platform 9 3/4's Sign