My daughter, now 17 and in college, had several shelves on her wall at one time year ago--but they crashed. Several treasures were broken, but we remembered not to put store in earthly things (after a few important lessons). I offered to make her a wall hanging for the empty spot. She chose the pattern and fabrics.
The shelf covering is something I had played with with scraps. I knew she'd put it to good use. :-)