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.
TADA!!! 

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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17 comments:

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

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  2. Great recycling project! :D

    Rochelle

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

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  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!

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  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!!!... :)

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

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

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

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  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!

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

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  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.

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

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  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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    Bella :)

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