You've come across this: a stack of CDs that no longer has a function inside the house. As an obsolete technology, we can reuse both old CDs and DVDs to make crafts. Instead of throwing them in the trash, how about creating a simple and inexpensive solution to decorate the house?
Well, today we will address this topic and show you different perspectives to reuse the material. Check out our inspirations and tutorials below.
Craft Models and Photos with CD and DVD
The most important thing before you start doing your own crafts, is to draw inspiration from various references to get right in the choice. There are many options that can be made using old CDs. To facilitate this task, we have selected only the best craft references. After checking them all out, watch the videos with tutorials and techniques:
Decoration with CD Crafts
CDs and DVDs can be part of many decorative objects for the interior of your home. Whether as a craft base or as a highlight, your materials can be useful for many occasions. Separate some references in which the CD is used to decorate the house, check below:
Picture 1 - Mobile with floral pattern and stones.
CD Crafts with fabric to form a children's mobile with pieces of stones
Picture 2 - Mural of CDs hanging on the wall.
Mount a nice muram of CDs using small wire clips with holes in each of the pieces.
Picture 3 - Proposal of handicraft of CDs as support for candle.
Each stand uses 4 CDs, one at the base and another 3 placed around the candle holder, diagonally. The candle light reflects on the CDs and creates a unique visual effect.
Picture 4 - Art that reminds colorful antenna with CDs.
A handicraft to do in the outside area of the house, with wooden pieces stand.
Picture 5 - Mural of photos with CDs.
Print your favorite photos to compose with your old CDs.
Picture 6 - To hang in the tree: owl made based on CD.
Using metal covers of packaging and plastics it is possible to make a beautiful little owl as a craft to hang in your favorite corner.
Image 7 - An important tip is to use colors and prints to give the CDs another look.
Picture 8 - Decorative items with CDs and colored string.
Picture 9 - How about making a clock based on an old CD? See that beautiful craft solution:
The CD was completely painted with a graphite color and received a stamp. We almost do not realize it's a CD.
Image 10 - Mural of several CDs with colored strings.
Make an embroidery composition in union with the CD pieces to have a result similar to the example above.
Image 11 - Cut the cds and put together their pieces like a glass stained glass.
The stained glass with pieces of CD can be adapted and used in various pieces of crafts, in door pictures, murals, boxes and etc.
Image 12 - Colored and painted CDs to decorate the exterior.
Use colored pencils of your choice to decorate the CDs used for your personal taste.
Image 13 - Example of painting and collage that we can use in a CD to make it more colorful.
Image 14 - Colored art with pieces of CDs.
Image 15 - Detail of a mural with colored sewing CDs and strings.
Image 16 - Simple stained glass made with pieces of CDs.
Join clippings of the CD pieces to make a beautiful stained glass as the example above.
Image 17 - Super colored mobile with round base made with CD.
Use the base of the CD to make a fun mobile with recyclable parts.
Image 18 - One option is to cut a part of the CD to make a curtain catch.
Picture 19 - Decorative items made with CD and colored fabric.
Image 20 - Mobile with several pieces of CDs.
Picture 21 - Wall mural with CDs.
Create a decorative item like this frame with reused CDs to position on the wall of an environment of your choice.
Image 22 - Female children's mobile.
Picture 23 - Luminaire made with pieces of CD in geometric format.
Picture 24 - Make a mural with your favorite albums.
Picture 25 - Handicraft with acrylic of CD and fabric.
Use the fabric of your choice to make fine art using the CD as a base for craftsmanship.
Image 26 - Mobile of colored fabric.
Use the CD as a base to make an embroidery with fabrics and stones with the colors of your preference.
Picture 27 - Picture in the room with bright pieces of several CDs.
An example of a frame that can be made from small pieces of CD. Here they were united and were this brilliant effect on the environment.
Image 28 - Beautiful hummingbird made with pieces of CD cut meticulously.
A single piece made with pieces of CD: the result is a shiny hummingbird.
Picture 29 - Decorate the backyard gate with stamped and colored CDs.
Image 30 - Mobile made with CDs fixed in fabrics.
Image 31 - Mural with CDs attached by metal rings.
Image 32 - Handicraft with CDs, EVA and pet bottle.
Image 33 - Mobile with pieces of several CDs.
Image 34 - Handicraft with interconnected CDs.
Attach the pieces of CDs to make the craft of your choice.
Image 35 - CD with colored fabrics.
Kitchen CD Crafts
CDs can also be part of crafts to decorate or bring functionality to your kitchen. See some references below:
Image 36 - Embellishments made with CD and glue in the format of "donuts".
Picture 37 - To decorate parties - a support of cookies made with CD.
Image 38 - CD holder with colored and flowery prints.
Image 39 - CDs with colored embroidered fabrics.
Image 40 - Colored holders for dish cloths on the wall.
Picture 41 - Colored coasters made with CDs.
CD Crafts for Christmas Decoration
Christmas is a great opportunity to use and recycle materials and old items. Enjoy the brilliance of the CDs to make items for your tree or else leave them colored to decorate the house. Inspire yourself in the photos below:
Image 42 - Differential decoration for door knob as stylized CD.
Picture 43 - Another example following the same purpose.
Picture 44 - Simple garland frame to put on the wall.
Image 45 - Globe made with glued CD pieces.
Picture 46 - Christmas decoration with CDs.
Image 47 - Large Christmas tree made with CDs.
Jokes about CD Crafts
In addition to the traditional decoration, we can create objects with a children's theme. In addition, the CD can serve as a basis for small toys. If you have kids at home, this is a different option to reuse the material. Check out some interesting references below:
Picture 48 - Base made with CD to hold bladders.
Image 49 - A fun option for kids is pedestrians using old CDs.
Picture 50 - Toy for children.
Image 51 - Fish-shaped game.
Image 52 - Make your own planets and make them bright with pieces of CD.
Picture 53 - Enjoy the round format of the CD acrylic to make characters.
Image 54 - Colorful fish made with CD and EVA.
Image 55 - Simple peacock doll made with EVA and CD.
Image 56 - Swivel toy for the little ones.
Image 57 - CD used as support for bladder on the table.
Accessories made with CD
They are not just decorative items that can be made with CDs. It is possible to create feminine accessories like earrings, necklaces and other items using parts of the material. Here are some solutions:
Image 58 - Metal necklace with triangular pieces of CD.
Image 59 - Earring with pieces of CDs.
Image 60 - Bracelet with small pieces of CD.
How to Make Handicrafts with CD Step by Step
After a lot of searching and inspiration from references, the ideal is to search for tutorials that show the techniques and the main crafts with CD, step by step. We've separated some videos you should watch:
1. How to make a Christmas wreath with a CD
The Christmas wreath is part of the decoration in many homes and apartments. An alternative to reuse CDs is by spiraling them in the shape of the piece. See the video below how this was done:
2. Mdf box with old CD photo frame
This is a beautiful option in which CDs are cut and are part of the decoration of a box in mdf. At the end, the box looks like stained glass, taking advantage of the brightness of the CDs. Watch below how to make this box:
3. How to take bright film from CDs and DVDs
The coating of the CD is not always desirable in all crafts. Therefore, it is good to know how to remove the glossy layer and keep only the transparent acrylic. The video below teaches you exactly how to remove this movie:
4. Comics for CD decoration
See this creative solution to hang on the wall - a frame with CDs wrapped around fabric. Create your own custom design to leave the wall with your face. Check out the video walkthrough:
5. How to make a picture frame with pieces of a CD
In this step by step you will know how to use pieces of CD in a MDF picture frame painted black. See how easy:
6. Learn how to make a photo frame using multiple CDs
Watch this walkthrough that shows you how to make a beautiful custom frame with CDs. You will need:
- 8 old CDs;
- 8 photos revealed;
- Instant glue;
- 1 piece of tape;
- 1 round pot for mold;
Continue watching the video:
7. See how to make a souvenir for children's party using CDs
Have you thought about making a fun item for the kids? See in this video how to make a party souvenir with CD and EVA:
8. Creating Coasters with Old CDs Without a Film
Coasters are practical solutions that are easy to make using CDs. The round shape is perfect and the part can always be used. An advantage is that you can customize the cup holder with a print of your own. You will need:
- 1 CD without film;
- Handicraft napkins;
- Cola gel;
- White glue;
- Spray varnish;
- Decking paper of your choice;
- Hard paper with a white side;
Continue watching in the video:
9. How to make a bike with CDs
Want to decorate in a different way? In this proposal you will know how to make a bicycle with CDs. It serves as an ornament and as a vase for a small plant. See the materials you will need:
- 1 Brush;
- 3 old CDs;
- 1 margarine pot;
- 1 White ink and 2 more inks with colors of your choice;
- 7 popsicle sticks;
- 1 Styrofoam cup;
- Ribbons, bows and flowers to decorate;
Continue watching in the video below:
10. How to make CD or Keyboard mobiles
Here in the post, we have several examples of different mobiles to decorate your home. See below the step by step to make yours, you will need:
- Satin ribbons;
- Yarn of nylon or fine twine;
- Pedrarias in general - chaton, beads, pearls and etc;
- Hot glue pistol;
- Satin roses;
- Fringe tassel;
Continue watching in the video: