Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Patriotic CD Craft

Last week I was doing some much-needed scraproom organizing and came across a pile of old CDs that I no longer need. Rather than toss them and continue with the organizing, I spread them out on my desk and started brainstorming craft possibilities and pulling supplies (some of which I had JUST put away). This is probably why the scraproom always looks the way it does...

I decided to make a patriotic wall decoration for Veterans Day. I started by wrapping a CD in painter's tape. 

I cut apart a few of those cheap party store bead necklaces, then cut lengths from a spool of pearls, and laid them out in an alternating pattern. I wrapped the ends with a chunk of painter's tape.

I taped the chunk of beads to the back of the CD using more painter's tape, then I punched a bunch of white stars and glued them to to the CD. Finally, I trimmed the beads and pearls to a length I liked and hung it on our front porch.

Here's a closer look:

Happy Veterans Day to all of our service men and women, past and present! Thank you so much for all you do.


  1. Wow wow wow!! You amaze me!! This is WOW!!!!!!!

  2. I'm always ins suspense when waiting for the final product! And as usual, I find it very cute and creative!

  3. Great use of that CD. What a fabulous project!

  4. I think it looks amazing!! I bet Trevor loves all of the arts and crafts you two do together.