Sunday, October 21, 2012

Recycled CD snowflake ornament

It’s not too early to think about making Christmas ornaments.  The tree will be up before you know it.  The lights reflect off this snowflake to shine and sparkle.  With a little help from a parent this is a great “keep em busy” kid’s project!

You will need:

Two discarded CD or DVDs

Old scissors or tin snips

Tacky craft glue

Paper mache snowflake ornament (available from craft stores)
The one I used had a ¼” thickness.

Gold glitter dimensional fabric paint

1.     Cut the Cd or DVD up into various sized pieces.  Smaller areas will need smaller pieces. 

2.     Begin gluing the pieces shiny side up onto the paper mache ornament.  Leave some space between the pieces.  After you have filled up one side glue on some small pieces to the edges all around. (Since adding fabric paint to the edges may not be easy for kids, if you desire, you can butt the CD pieces on the edges together and eliminate the fabric paint between)

3.     After one side has dried, turn over and add pieces to the opposite side. 

4.     Shake down the fabric paint to remove any bubbles.  Test on scrap paper before using.  Fill in the gaps between the CD pieces with the dimensional fabric paint on one side and the edges around.  Let dry completely. After the fabric paint has dried, turn the ornament over and fill in the gaps with the fabric paint on the opposite side.  Let dry.


  1. Pretty! I just love shiny things and snow flakes and here you've combined the two. I don't have any old CDs or DVDs to recycle so I'm going to have to use new ones if I decide to make some of these.

    1. before you go out and buy new ones I suggest checking with your local school district, they may save you some instead of throwing away cds or dvds from outdated school curriculum

  2. Oh cool..I think I'll try this..

  3. This is so pretty! I really love this!

  4. Cute! And nice for recycling all those junk CDs that come in the mail. :)

  5. Cool ornament! Thanks for linking up at Submarine Sunday!


  6. Very pretty and creative - love it! Thanks for sharing.


  7. Great idea! I love an easy craft that the kids can help with! I'm following you on Pinterest now too. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me a sweet comment this morning about the Candy Corn mix. I hope you have a great week!

  8. Great idea...! I have been thinking about recycling CDs, good to save your picture :)


  9. Very nice. I've wanted to do something with CDs other than toss them or use to scare away squirrels from the garden, which doesn't work anyway! Thanks. I found you at Handy Man, Crafty Woman.

  10. Crystal, what a beautiful craft! It's a fantastic way to recycle CDs. Where do you find the time to come up with all these great ideas?

  11. Wow what a clever, creative idea! I love it! And a great way to use up old CD's! Great idea!

  12. Just bookmarked this to make with my kids! Now I know what to do with all those Barney DVD's my kids outgrew! lol

  13. I featured your CD ornament at Submarine Sunday #4. Come on over and grab a featured button!

    T'onna @ Navy Wifey Peters Aboard the USS Crafty

  14. Thanks for linking up to my party! I wanted to let you know I picked your link to feature this week! See my post and grab my feature button here

  15. The ornament looks great!! I love how you are finding so many uses for old cds!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!

  16. Very cool looking! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  17. Love this project! What a great idea! Will be doing this with my Girls ministry craft class!
    Thanks for sharing this at the Wicked Good Wednesday Blog Party at

  18. I love this idea. Now I just need to find some old CDs ;) Think I'll cut the shape from some stiff card and just make a flat version to hang up so it doesn't cost a penny.
    Thanks for some brilliant ideas. x

  19. I'm going to make salt dough ornaments and embellish them with your idea. Love it


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