Welcome to another post on this blog! This is my second post after the update, and things are going pretty well. In case you missed the previous one, I came back from a little longer break than any break I took before in my life haha, and with an update that changed everything about how I post things and what I write in my blog.
One thing that hasn’t changed yet is my posting schedule which is two each week and this time I came up with something interesting that blogger or anyone who wants to decorate the office room or just a normal room because this doesn’t have a limit use but my goal of using it, is to put it in my blogging office to make it more attractive. I’m sure with this update, I will be able to keep this schedule for as long as I can haha because who knows what the future holds for us, you know. Also, I can plan my posts ahead of time which was one of my main struggles to keep up with blogging.
Anyways, I said in my previous post that I will be doing some creative ideas with the stack of papers I bought and create content with it. So, I thought to come up with something more interesting, and can’t be for gifting this time but for decoration. It was a bit hard to think of an idea that only made by paper because every idea I come up, it includes other materials. However, finally, I got this which I call, the fallen star. Check out my previous post, My return, and a custom lightning bolt gift card with envelope for holidays and birthday
I want you to imagine a star falling toward the ground, and it landed somewhere on earth and being surrounded by cones for observation for clues and reasons why it happened or how. However, I couldn’t do it as I imagined because as y’all know, there is nothing work as planned haha. I had to do paper sticks as a replacement for the cones, and I wanted it to be more like a 3D scene, but it was a bit hard. Anyways, I hope you will enjoy it this idea.
Let’s get started! This idea consists of four parts which are a base, star, and paper sticks(replacement for cones), and more paper sticks as a stand for the star because I couldn’t make it look like a crash to make it even more realistic haha. So I made it look like a museum exhibit lol. This means whoever found the star, took good care of it.
Anyways, the requirement would be as close as the previous post because this will be all about papers but with a different process.
The first step in this process is building the bases, and you will need two thick papers for that. Then, draw a rectangle as shown in the picture above, I don’t have full measurements, but you can measure it to make it enough to hold everything, and that’s what I did because I will add some touches in the end as usual.
Next, you will need to glue them both together so it can be a little bit stronger base and will be stable to stand wherever you want to put it as long as it’s flat. Make sure to glue it together really well and smooth so it won’t look like it’s two papers haha. Imagine someone coming to see and find out that it’s two glued together, I think this would ruin the look of it, and your secret will be figured, they will be like ‘Oh, it’s two papers” lol.
Moving to the next step which is simple, specify the spots where the paper sticks will be standing around the scene like showing in the picture above. However, as I mentioned earlier that I added more sticks where the star will be standing after landing. For the lack of equipment for this project, I had to do the circles only using my hand, and that’s why it looks a bit messy haha. I can’t make it as perfect as I imagined as I said lol.
Anyways, we know now where everything will be. It’s time to dig the wholes and open it for the sticks to get through so that we are able to glue around it and make it sticks forever. However, I couldn’t figure out something that could help me with that because that kind of circle size is a bit hard to deal with, so I used an old trick which is drawing over the lines a lot repeatedly until it tears off and opens. That worked for me but if you have something else you can use and make it a bit easier that would be great.
After a few minutes of doing as mentioned in the previous step, I got everything ready for the sticks to go through the wholes, and glue it to the base. However, something we are missing is how we can do that when we don’t have the paper sticks? Well, it’s time to start that step and get it done. I don’t know if this already on the internet, but I got this idea from my mind after deep thinking of how to do it.
Anyways, I was going to do the square paper stick idea because I think they look better, but I could only do a circle paper stick. There is not that much difference between both types only it takes time to make the square type and that’s why I went with the circle type. I don’t think using thick papers will work with this step because it’s hard to fold it so I recommend using regular printing papers(A4).
You don’t need the entire paper because the less you fold, the smaller size you will get. Split the paper into different parts vertically so it would make enough size for the wholes in the base. Measures depend on your wholes, and how many folds you will need to do to make go through the wholes. After figuring out that part about the measures for splitting the paper, you will need to fold it as many as it needs to and then glue it together so it sticks and you get yourself a stick.
The picture above shown how the paper sticks will look like. You will need four of them to fill out the base. You will only need to repeat what you did for all of the sticks but with different heights, because the middle ones are going to be with different heights, which would be easy. Try to cut the four at the edge of the rectangle with the same height, and the middle ones smaller.
You need to do a trick for the middle paper sticks which make the front ones a little smaller than the back ones. That way it would be easy for you to turn it into a stand that could be used for the star. Also, squeeze it with your figure and cut to an angle which you can glue paper to it.
As you can see in the picture above and how I cut the middle paper sticks. Also, this is after I glued everything to the base, and got everything ready except for the final step which is making the fallen star.
Make sure to put a little more glue around each paper stick so it doesn’t fall off from the base. Also, ensure the stability of it all because it would fall off if there was any resistance applied to it and that would ruin your work.
So before making the star, the structure in the picture above won’t let us add the last part because it would be hard to glue it. So I decided to glue a square cut of the thick paper to the middle paper sticks which will be shown in the final look.
I messed up the star a little bit, but this is the last step of this process. Doing this is the easiest part, which is using thick paper to draw a star using the pencil, and try to cut over the lines and it will look like as shown in the picture above.
However, since it’s the last step we need to make things a little colorful which we need to color the star and everything we could. I looked up and found out that a star could have more different colors, and the blue is one of it, and that what I colored it. Also, since everything is happening on the ground, we need to paint the base with the sand color with the closest color for it, which is brown.
Finally, I present you the fallen star which can be used as a decoration for an office or a room. This is the final look after doing everything showing in the picture above. This took me a few hours to finish because it’s a bit harder than what I did in my previous post but I did it.
The paper sticks weren’t as planned and a bit messy as you can see in the picture above haha because of the unexpected things that didn’t work very well during the process, but I was able to pull everything together and this is all the matter after all.
I guess things won’t as good as adding new touches to it haha. I wanted to make it look like land surrounded by stuff and put trees, but I guess putting a car with an opened door is going to be more close to a realistic scene haha.
Anyways, I hope you enjoyed reading this and liked this idea which I came up with it. If you enjoyed reading this, please subscribe to my blog through the subscription box below to get the new content as soon as it gets published. Also, you can share your thoughts on this idea and how good it would be for decoration in the comment section. I wish y’all a great Thursday.