I first made the base color for my stapler with a dark purple acrylic paint. I decided to only paint the top half galaxy. After I painted the base color for my stapler, I used sparkly nail polish to make the stars. Then, I created a small milky way on the side with base nail polish and added sparkly nail polish. After that, I coated the whole thing in clear nail polish. It took me about one hour to finish the galaxy stapler. I also made galaxy staples to match the stapler.