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great for any office door and for all music lovers!
As you might guess from my projects, I love recycling and repurposing, making everyday-stuff into something new.
I have a gazillion old CDs which I saved for “the light-bulb moment”, and it came last week. Why not make a cool wreath?
I guess this wreath would look great on any office door or at your entrance if you love music.

Posted by Anke A. from Wernau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany • Published See Anke A.'s 15 projects »
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  • How to make a recycled wreath. Cool Winterish Wreath Made Of Old C Ds - Step 1
    Step 1

    Step 1: Arrange your CDs
    Put one CD on a flat surface. Then group 6 CDs around it. To state the obvious: the shiny side of the CDs should be on top ;)

  • How to make a recycled wreath. Cool Winterish Wreath Made Of Old C Ds - Step 2
    Step 2

    like this.

  • How to make a recycled wreath. Cool Winterish Wreath Made Of Old C Ds - Step 3
    Step 3

    Step 2: Glue the outer CDs together
    Rip strips of your double-sided tape and connect the six outer CDs as shown in the picture.

  • How to make a recycled wreath. Cool Winterish Wreath Made Of Old C Ds - Step 4
    Step 4

    Step 3: Add the second layer
    Now remove the protective foil from the tape strips and, centering the CDs directly between two of the first layer, attach the second batch of 6 CDs .

  • How to make a recycled wreath. Cool Winterish Wreath Made Of Old C Ds - Step 5
    Step 5

    The final CD will be the one from the center.

  • How to make a recycled wreath. Cool Winterish Wreath Made Of Old C Ds - Step 6
    Step 6

    Here’s an example of some ornaments I used. Remove the ribbons if you use ornaments… Get something with a nice shape, you’ll need it for the next step:

  • How to make a recycled wreath. Cool Winterish Wreath Made Of Old C Ds - Step 7
    Step 7

    Step 4: Now comes the fun part – spraying!
    Be careful to cover your working space with foil. Place the wreath in the middle and put your snowflake ornaments or stickers (upside down and without removing the stickers’ foil) nicely on top of your cds. Arrange the items carefully, you won’t be able to change it later. Now spray an even coat of matte white spray on top of your wreath. You might have to repeat this step one or two times until the color is opaque.

  • How to make a recycled wreath. Cool Winterish Wreath Made Of Old C Ds - Step 8
    Step 8

    Step 5: Let dry…
    … be patient! Let the paint dry completely, then remove the ornaments and/or stickers. You’ll see the shapes of your ornaments sparkle in a nice contrast to your white paint. Now turn the stickers or ornaments around and attach them to the wreath. I chose to only attach the mirrored snowflakes, the others looked too intricate for my taste.

  • How to make a recycled wreath. Cool Winterish Wreath Made Of Old C Ds - Step 9
    Step 9

    I found some cute felt stars in my stash which I attached instead. I attached them after I took this picture...

  • How to make a recycled wreath. Cool Winterish Wreath Made Of Old C Ds - Step 10
    Step 10

    ... if you look closely, you can see that I covered the cds' holes partially with the felt stars.

    Tie a ribbon to the wreath (double the ribbon, pull it through a hole and then pull the tied end through the loop). Voilà, your sparkly yet elegant new wreath is ready!

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risa w.
risa w. · Utica, New York, US · 3 projects
this is so freaking awesome! i love it!
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