I covered it with pearlescent wrapping paper and it took just two days to complete from drawing to finish.
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Step 1: Sketch Design
After deciding on the design, I traced it out on baking paper, drew the rest of the shape freehand, fitting into the small piece of cardboard I had found and cut it out.
This design is suitable for smaller pieces of cardboard. The two halves can then be put together if you cannot find a larger piece of cardboard.
I cut out the centre for an uneven shelf level to add a bit of dynamic to the final appearance.
Cut three frames for shelf support and one silhouette backing. Only cut struts for two inside frames. They are cut half-way.
Step 2: Trace and Cut Silhouette & Struts
The height of the strut will be equal to the height of each shelf level.
The struts are cut half way between the inner supports and the strut. The part I enjoy most is fitting the struts in each layer like a 3d jigsaw puzzle.