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!
Crystal, this planter is so pretty. What a great idea...thank you for sharing :)ReplyDelete
So excited! Starting one today! This is beautiful!!!Delete
Thank you so much for sharing
Great idea, Crystal! (I've "pinned" it.)ReplyDelete
As soon as I can get a new bottle of Tacky glue I'm making some of these.ReplyDelete
Very pretty! :)ReplyDelete
This is really cool!!! I love this idea!!! This is one on my list ;o)ReplyDelete
Great idea! Turned out beautiful! I've pinned it to my crafts board.ReplyDelete
Would love for you to share with the Creative Corner Blog Hop! It's open all week.
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.ReplyDelete
OO, I need that idea and like it!!!Thanks:):)ReplyDelete
I have seen so many recycled CD projects recently...it makes me annoyed with myself for getting rid of all mine.ReplyDelete
This looks great!
Wow, that looks great! How cleaver. Thanks for sharing at our Pinteresting Party.ReplyDelete
Simply too cool for words! this, and the picture frame. Adding to my to-make list!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
I love the uniqueness of this project! Thanks for joining Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)ReplyDelete
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?ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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 xReplyDelete
that's so cool!! So unique and different - I love it!ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)
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!ReplyDelete
This is fabulous! What a great way to use all those discs we all have stashed away. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!ReplyDelete
Stopping back in to say thank you so much for entering in the Craftastic Competition. Good luck!ReplyDelete
This is a great idea! It's a great craft idea for the kids!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing this great craft on Dare to Share. I just featured you in this week's Double Feature.ReplyDelete
Very unique! This is a great repurpose project, love it!ReplyDelete
I'm stopping by from the Craftastic Competition, thank you for entering.
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/ReplyDelete
What a pretty idea! Love it! :) LisaReplyDelete
I had already put the discs in the bin, then I thought the covers may be useful, as I took the disc out so many colours hit the ceiling when the sun caught it, aha, a flash of inspiration, so I googled 'disc crafting' thank-you so much. X C.ReplyDelete
Oh I definitely have CDs piling up!! I'd love to try my hand at making these pretty pots! TFS, and hope you're enjoying a wonderful weekend! ~tinaReplyDelete