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Ornament Made from a Recycled CD

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Make a beautiful ornament with an old CD. This is very simple and easy to do. Let your imagination soar!

    Supplies:

    • cardstock paper
    • CD
    • exacto knife
    • dremel, drill or metal skewer to poke holes into the CD
    • 2 paint colors of your choice
    • crackle paint
    • decoupage
    • decorative beads
    • wire

    Directions:

  1. I took an old CD and took two pieces of cardstock paper and traced the CD onto the paper.

  2. I then took an exacto knife and made three holes in the bottom of the CD (for the beads) and one hole in the top (for the hanger). You can use a dremel, or you can use a drill with a small bit, you can even get a metal skewer hot and poke a hole thru the CD.

  3. I then attached the cardstock onto the CD using decoupage medium. Let it dry. After it is dry then you can hollow out the holes in the paper.

  4. I painted my paper with craft paint of one color, let dry, (both sides).

  5. Then I used a crackle medium and brushed it on, let dry, (both sides).

  6. I then painted contrasting color over the crackle medium, let dry, (both sides).

  7. Then I added a picture I printed off the internet. I attached the picture with decoupage medium. You can do several coats of the decoupage medium. Let dry in between coats.

  8. I then put some wire thru the holes and attached the beads.

This is very simple and easy to do. Let your imagination soar! You can use scrapbook paper and images too.

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By Michele

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June 15, 20050 found this helpful

Adorable, what a great gift idea using photos of family members.

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June 15, 20050 found this helpful

that is so neat, now I want to make some.

Ziggee

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June 17, 20050 found this helpful

that's beautiful, I'm going to try it with my kids, to give as Christmas presents.

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June 17, 20050 found this helpful

that is lovely thanx for sharing your idea..gonna have to make some of these ;)

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August 23, 20050 found this helpful

Could you use recycled Christmas cards?

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August 24, 20050 found this helpful

Yes you can recycle old christmas card i have been doing it for yeas now. All i do is cut the card in half if it is not wrote on & use the front half. You can crochet around it after you punch holes around it, or you can use double sided tape & i put lace around it. Then you write on it what you want too.

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August 24, 20050 found this helpful

Hi, I just love to take pictures. On my last visit to the Dollar Store, I found magnetic sheets. Yes, I made refrigerator magnets with the "extra copies" of pictures I had taken of friends and family. My friends and family loved receiving their new refrigerator magnets! What great memories! You might add a ribbon for the tree, than they will have a magnet during the year and an ornament for Christmas.

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April 26, 20060 found this helpful

TRULY AN AWESOME IDEA

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July 19, 20060 found this helpful

I love your idea!! What a great and beautiful way to use those cd`(which used to drive me crazy) now I will look forward to them. you are so right when you comment about imagination possibilities!!! laurie

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