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A combination of old and new music
This project is super time consuming, but it's really worth it at the end.

Most second hand stores give records, that are in really bad shape, away for free and if you can't seem to find any low quality CD's hanging around your house you can buy them pretty cheaply at a dollar store.

I made multiple records with different symbols on them, but the ying yang was my favourite.

Posted by Kat from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada • Published See Kat 's 12 projects »
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  • Step 1

    I started by cutting the CD's apart.
    Turn your blow dryer on which ever setting you feel most comfortable with (low takes longer, obviously, but high gives off the distinct smell of melting plastic) and hold it to the CD until you feel the CD start to soften. At this point you should cut it. I found that cutting the CD's into strips made them easier to use.

  • Step 2

    You'll notice in the pictures above that some of the CD pieces appear in two distinct colours.
    Heat the strips with your blow dryer and pick the upper and lower layers apart. You may need to use scissors for this, but you'll probably only need your finger nails.

  • Step 3

    Once you have all your CD pieces take a piece of chalk and draw whichever symbol you've chosen to use onto your record.

  • Step 4

    I used white glue because of its glossy affect. I also thought that the 'strings' from a glue gun might look bad.
    Glue the CD pieces onto the record in whichever way you feel comfortable.
    Don't forget to cover up your chalk outline.

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WaterAngel
WaterAngel · Marshall, Minnesota, US
So F' ing cool! I neeed to do this XD
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Awkward Squirtle
Awkward Squirtle · 3 projects
About how long did it take for the CDs to soften? I just tried this out, and mine hardly changed at all... Maybe I didn't heat them long enough?
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Aurore
Aurore · Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, FR · 17 projects
"thats alot of AOL cds "
rofl

Gorgeous and smart !
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Anna
Anna · Lake Worth, Florida, US · 6 projects
thats alot of AOL cds
haha
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Alexa S.
Alexa S. · 7 projects
OMG!!!!!
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1401 projects
That is a really cool idea and the final product looks awesome!
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Sammie_Kay
Sammie_Kay · Florida, New York, US · 5 projects
thast wicked cute!
I love ying yangs and music <3
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klio
klio · 1 project
way cool! I think I'll make one for myself. It looks awesome and I love the concept of new and old music together.
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Andy
Andy · 4 projects
This is awesome! I'm thinking of all the cool possibilities... wow.... endless...

Great job!
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Kalli
Kalli · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 13 projects
Oh that's insanely cool. Nice job.
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