DIY: CD Upcycle, Part II


This is Part II of my CD Upcycle posts. The first post was a guest post that I did for a friend of mine, and it can be found at

This is Part II of my CD Upcycle posts. The first post was a guest post that I did for a friend of mine, and it can be found at The post explains how to make these two projects, some photo coasters and some wall art:

For Part II, I had a couple similar projects in mind. For this portion, you'll need some acrylic paint. I used a gray that I had hanging around. I wasn't motivated to go out to buy more. I found the idea with the paint on this website that has 100 Amazing Upcycling Ideas that Anyone Can Do.

For an alternative to using scrapbook paper, I painted the shiny side of my CDs with the acryllic paint, let it dry, and then used mod podge to glue on the photos, similar to my other project. Then I mod podged over it all, once it dried. You can then add your felt for the bottom if you want to make photo coasters or a hanger if you want to use it as wall art.

Here's some photos of my project while in progress:

Before mod podging over the photos, I decided to use my brush to blur out the edges of the photo.
It didn't come out quite as "antique" as I was hoping, but it's a little different.
Final product, as photo coaster.

This second project is pretty cool. You also start by painting your shiny side of the CDs and letting it dry. Then you can use a toothpick (or whatever) to scrape away the paint to draw or write words.

Here's me, just drawing some silly art.... if you can't tell, I wasn't really sure what to draw!

And here I am being more technical, using some stencils that I had sitting around...

I hot glued a bunch of CDs together to make a big banner and made this "Happy Birthday!" banner. I like it! I think it would be a little better if I'd done 3 layers of paint, but I got impatient! I hung it on the wall using clear pushpins in the holes of the CDs, but you could also add a string across with hot glue. I did that, but it wasn't even so I decided to just use the holes of the CD. 

There will be a Part III, seeing I still have more coming.... ahhhh... so many CDs, so little time! 


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DIY Danielle: DIY: CD Upcycle, Part II
DIY: CD Upcycle, Part II
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