:::: Jerry GarciA’S DARK star :::: Thrift Store Remix by Derrick Douglass


Derrick Douglass

Derrick Douglass

Jerry Garcia’s Dark Star

Jan 22.2010
by Derrick Douglass :::: ChiefRemixOlogist

“Art belongs to anyone and everyone”Derrick Douglass


:::::::::::: The ReMix

I was at the Library a few months ago.  In a display cabinet, I say this beautiful item.  It looked like a star.

I loved the way in which paper was folded to create a unique, artistic piece.  I studied it for a few minutes.  Thankfully, I was able to determine how it was created.

I like to mix or “remix” it up.  I know I could reproduce a piece that had depth and many nuances.

Instead of paper, my piece is made out of cardboard.  I used shipping boxes since they are flat, wide and free. 🙂

It cost me almost nothing to create this kewl, unique artistic piece.

The piece is a bit labor intensive so you will need a few hours to complete the project.  I cut our my pieces while watching TV with my honey.

I love this stuff!

Derrick :::: Chief Remixologist


Please click here to view all project pictures (Total pictures = 10)

Please click here to view all project pictures (Total pictures = 10)

::::::::::::: ReMix MaTerIals LIsT

$ 0.00 – Post Office flat rate boxes

$ 0.00 – Glue (use an epoxy or crazy glue) – I had glue in my toolbox

$ 0.00 – Coat Hanger (get one out of the closet)

$ 0.00– Sandwich Bag Ties (check the food pantry)

$ 2.50 – Spray Paint (I used about 1/4 can of paint) – If you’re “bold” like that, don’t use any paint.


$  2.50 – Grand Total (I love this stuff!!)

:::::::::::: ReMix StEpS

The Jerry Garcia’s Dark Star is composed of six smaller pieces

(1)  I created the template using Microsoft Word (http://tinyurl.com/yzhovob)

(2)  Glue the template onto a flat shipping box (Any cardboard box or heavy paper will do)

(3)  Using a sharp box cutter, cut out each form (be careful)

(4)  When you are finished, remove the template

(5)  Bend each component and them together

(6)  Repeat steps 1 – 5 six times (http://tinyurl.com/yzrlcvg)

(7)  Paint each piece or leave is natural

(8)  Poke a hole at the bottom of each component and insert a circular metal piece.  This will join the pieces in the middle of the star (http://tinyurl.com/yze85a6)

(9)  Bend a hanger into a giant circular (http://tinyurl.com/yze85a6)

(10) Affix the hanger to the uppermost portion of the components. This will join the pieces at the top of the star (http://tinyurl.com/yhs2bs7)

This is a challenging project. Please add a comment or email us if you have a question.



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