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Making a Recycled CD Notepad

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These cute little notepads are quick, easy, and fun to make. Reduce, re-use, and recycle by putting all of your unusable compact discs and scrap paper to good use!

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Approximate Time: 1 hour

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Step 1: Drill two holes for binder rings in one of the compact discs approximately 1/2 inch from the edge of the disc and 1 1/2 inches apart (see example ) using the 5/32 inch drill bit. Mark holes for second disc by placing already drilled disc on top and marking drill spots. Drill holes for binder rings in second compact disc.

Step 2: Trace a compact disc on scrap paper and cut desired amount of paper for notepad in circles slightly smaller in size than the compact discs. Mark holes for binder rings by placing an already drilled disc on top of paper and marking drill spots. Drill holes through paper using 3/64 inch drill bit.

*Don't forget to cut extra paper, your groovy new notepad is refillable!

Step 3: Embellish compact discs as desired. Be creative, use paint, paper, glitter, or even buttons! To cover with scrap booking paper (as shown in example photograph) trace compact disc on paper, cut out, and glue to compact disc.

Step 4: Insert binder rings to complete notepad and enjoy!

By Dominique S. from Kalamazoo, MI

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February 21, 2012

I love this idea, but, it calls for a drill to make holes for the rings, is there a way to bypass this? A different way to sew them together, etc.?

By LadyMichelle from Pottstown, PA

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February 22, 20120 found this helpful

Don't know about bypassing, but if you need a drill and don't want to pay a lot of money, Hobby Lobby carries a hand drill for craft purposes which is about $5.

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February 22, 20120 found this helpful

Don't know about bypassing, but if you need a drill and don't want to pay a lot of money, Hobby Lobby carries a hand drill for craft purposes which is about $5.

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