Friday, January 21, 2011

What to do with this old CD??? Turn it into a FRAME, of course!

My bonus daughter just had a little girl and since it's a snow day today, I thought I would make her a little gift.  I wanted to decorate a frame, but I didn't have one that I liked and it's too cold to spray paint anything, so I started digging around trying to find something to make into a frame....found this CD!! Perfect!

We have been calling Ava, the Little Princess, so I went searching through my scrapbook stash and found this paper...perfect!

I used a pencil to trace the cd.  Normally I would trace on the back, but I wanted the words 'Little Princess' in a certain spot, so I traced on the front.  Cut the paper a little bigger than the circle you traced...I will show you how to get rid of the line you just traced.

I used the biggest punch I had to cut out the photo.  I used a circle to coordinate with the circle of the cd.  If you don't have a punch, use a drinking glass and trace a circle and cut with scissors. :-)

 I used permanent adhesive dots that I had in my scrapbook stash to adhere the paper to the cd.

Here's where you will get rid of the line your drew.  Use a file/emery board, with a downward motion, pushing against the cd's edge....the paper will be 'trimmed' right on the edge and the line you drew will disappear. 

Perfectly trimmed, no scissors or knife needed :-) 

I wanted to add some charms to the bottom of my 'frame' and I found these in my 'stash'...cute!! 

I used my handy dandy Cropodile to punch holes into the cd, where I wanted the charms to hang from.  If you don't have this tool, you might be able to use a nail and hammer or a drill. 

Next, I used scrapbook adhesive again to attach the photo...but the edges were 'raw', so  I found some buttons to cover them up and create a 'frame'.  I laid them out first to see how I wanted them to go. 

I used Aleene's Jewel-It glue...just use what you have...something permanent and clear. 

I added a second row of buttons so that all the edges of the photo were covered...then I added the charms.   

Finally, I added ribbon to hand the frame and ribbon by the charms to add interest.

So cute!  She's going to love it! 

Too bad I don't have enough supplies to make one for me! 

And it all started from a cd that would have gone in the trash!!  I guess this is a trash to treasure project!!! 

Cost of supplies - 0 (I had everything in my 'stash')
Making something so cute from a recycled item = Pricele$$

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  1. What a neat project! I love that you added the charms to the bottom.

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  2. Great recycling project! :D


  3. What a great idea, this is super cute!

  4. What a fabulous idea! I love it! Thanks for stopping by Country By Marriage! So glad you came by and left the link to your super cute blog! I'm following you back!

  5. That's a great idea - and I LOVE "thrify" projects that are one of a kind and created with thought and love. Thanks for stopping by - I'm you're newest follower, too!!!... :)

  6. This is such a cute idea! LOVE IT!

  7. This is such a cute project. Thanks for sharing. Love it.

  8. What a great project - such a good use for old CDS!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  9. Pure genius! I have tossed out so many cds that could've been turned into something cute like this!!! Never again! I love the little buttons and charms. Thanks so much for linking up!

  10. How sweet is that! Miss Ava is ADORABLE! Thanks so much for linking up!

  11. That is so creative! I have saved a bunch of old cd's that I may just have to do something like this with.

    I would love to have you link this post to my Fix It Up Friday link party.

  12. Sweet, love it on the doorknob. Thank you for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

  13. Now that is stink'n cute! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  15. Hey Shantel, I am totally new to your blog,so thank you for finding me, and leading me here. :)

    I can't believe you are a grandma, I must not have read that right, you look 20 in your profile pic, gosh you are beautiful!!!

    I love your creative idea of reusing an old cd, for this project. I'm all about repurposing, and you did a great job!!!

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