Instead of throwing out your old CDs, recycle them into great craft projects and reuse them for art. Painting pictures on CDs is a great way to make holiday ornaments, house decorations, or presents for friends. When painting on a CD, remember to rough up the glossy surface slightly with sandpaper first, and always paint in a well-ventilated area.
- Skill level:
Other People Are Reading
Things you need
- Old CDs
- Acrylic paint
- Soft cloth
- Picture hanger
- String, thread or wire
Clean the CD thoroughly with a soft cloth. Remove any dirt or grime from the surface.
Lightly sand the surface of the CD if it's too glossy. Create a "tooth" with the sandpaper so that the paint has something to stick to. Wipe off any grit when finished.
Paint the CD with a coat of white paint as a base layer, and allow it to dry 20 to 50 minutes in a well- ventilated area.
Lightly sketch your design onto the CD in pencil.
Paint the design using acrylic paints. Allow the CD to dry completely for at least 1 hour before hanging it up or using it as decoration.
Glue a picture hanger to the back of the CD if you are hanging it on the wall. If you are using the CD as an ornament, drill a hole in the CD and attach a colourful string, thread or wire.
- 20 of the funniest online reviews ever
- 14 Biggest lies people tell in online dating sites
- Hilarious things Google thinks you're trying to search for