Sunday, June 3, 2012

Recycled CD Mosaic Flower Pot




We all have those old useless CD’s still lying around.  They may be the ones that ISP’s used to send out by the boatload, or maybe some old playlists from our pre-iPod days.  It’s hard to toss them so why not use them for crafting?  And seriously now, old Cd’s are craft supply perfection.  They are free, and they are flashy. 

You will need:

About 3 old CDs

Scissors or tin snips (I used an old pair of scissors)

Tacky glue (I used Fast Tack Tacky glue)

Plastic 6 inch terra cotta color flower pot

Black slick dimensional fabric paint

(It’s a good idea to wear eye protection while cutting the CD in case any of the pieces fly up)


1.     Cut the CD up into pieces.  Vary the sizes and the shapes. Working in small sections, squeeze some glue under the edge of the top lip.  Start adding the CD pieces one at a time and place in the glue.  Keep applying CD pieces in this way making sure you leave some space between each piece. Continue working all around until the pot is covered with the CD pieces.  Let dry.  You are adding the CD pieces in the center of the pot only. (See Photo)  If you like you may add CD pieces onto the whole pot, if you do however, you will need more CDs.







2.     Squeeze some dimensional fabric paint onto a scrap of paper to make sure that there are no bubbles and it comes out even. 


3.     Fill in the areas between the glued on CD bits with the fabric glue. Try and keep your lines even.  It is easiest to put one hand in the pot to hold it as you add the fabric glue.  As you work around filling in the open areas be careful not to smear your previous lines.  When you have filled in all the open areas, let dry.



When the light hits your planter pot all sorts of colors will be reflected from the CD pieces!

26 comments:

  1. Crystal, this planter is so pretty. What a great idea...thank you for sharing :)

    Hugs,
    Jan

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  2. Great idea, Crystal! (I've "pinned" it.)

    xo
    Kristin

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  3. As soon as I can get a new bottle of Tacky glue I'm making some of these.

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  4. This is really cool!!! I love this idea!!! This is one on my list ;o)

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  5. Great idea! Turned out beautiful! I've pinned it to my crafts board.
    Would love for you to share with the Creative Corner Blog Hop! It's open all week.

    Holly
    http://hollysstampingaddiction.blogspot.com/

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  6. how fun, i LOVE this idea! my sister in law just did something to a bowling ball along these lines to use in the garden, and i can't wait to tell her about this idea.

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  7. OO, I need that idea and like it!!!Thanks:):)

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  8. I have seen so many recycled CD projects recently...it makes me annoyed with myself for getting rid of all mine.
    This looks great!

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  9. Wow, that looks great! How cleaver. Thanks for sharing at our Pinteresting Party.

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  10. Simply too cool for words! this, and the picture frame. Adding to my to-make list!
    JoAnn
    sweetpepperrose.blogspot.com

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  11. Ooh, that is too cool! I loved the picture frame, but I think I like it even better on the pot. Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

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  12. I love the uniqueness of this project! Thanks for joining Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  13. This is beautiful! I'm thinking of creating something similar with my kids. Is there something I can substitute with the black slick dimensional fabric paint? Maybe an outliner for paints or something like that? Will it have a similar effect?

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  14. Thanks for all the comments. To Sana, if you don't want to use the dimensional fabric paint. Try spray painting the pot black first. Then add the CD pieces leaving space between. The glue dries clear and the black color will still highlight the pot.

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  15. Many many thanks for sharing this project Chrystal. I have finished my pot and put a photo of it on my blog. I love the way the rainbow colours on the CD have shown up on your photo. Take care. Marion x

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  16. that's so cool!! So unique and different - I love it!

    Thanks for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

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  17. This is not only pretty but it also looks like it would be so much fun to make. Kinda a puzzle:) Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays. Hope you are having a great weekend!

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  18. This is fabulous! What a great way to use all those discs we all have stashed away. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

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  19. Stopping back in to say thank you so much for entering in the Craftastic Competition. Good luck!

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  20. This is a great idea! It's a great craft idea for the kids!

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  21. Thank you for sharing this great craft on Dare to Share. I just featured you in this week's Double Feature.

    http://pamspartyplanning.blogspot.com/2012/06/dare-to-share-13.html

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  22. Very unique! This is a great repurpose project, love it!
    I'm stopping by from the Craftastic Competition, thank you for entering.
    -Molly
    www.justalittlecreativity.com

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  23. Guess what? We are thrilled that you shared this mosaic flower pot tutorial during our Housewarming Gift ideas week! You are in our Feature Friday post :) Have a super weekend! Susie @Bowdabra http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/08/16/bowdabra-feature-friday-housewarming-gift-ideas/

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  24. What a pretty idea! Love it! :) Lisa

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Thanks for your lovely comments!