DIY: Paper CD Case

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DIY: Paper CD Case
Making your own paper CD sleeves is a great way to protect your media from scratches. (BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Creating your own paper CD cases will ensure your valuable CDs and DVDs are protected from scratches. With a simple piece of A4 paper, anyone can make a paper CD sleeve in a matter of minutes. A great way to save money, this process requires no glue, staples or tape. Once mastered, you will discover that making your own paper CD sleeves is a quick method for protecting your physical data.

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Things you need

  • A4 paper
  • CD

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  1. 1

    Fold your piece of paper in half so that it is lenth-wise, meaning it's longer rather than wider. Gently press down on the paper to make a semi-permanent crease.

  2. 2

    Unfold your paper and lay it lengthwise, crease side down, on a flat surface.

  3. 3

    Set your CD in the middle of the paper so that the centre of the fold runs through the middle of the CD.

  4. 4

    Fold the bottom lengthwise piece of paper up so that it covers the bottom half of your CD.

  5. 5

    Fold the top of the lengthwise piece of paper down so that it covers the top half of your CD. The top and bottom of the paper will not cover the entire CD.

  6. 6

    Rotate the paper vertically so that the slit between the folds runs top-to-bottom.

  7. 7

    Fold the bottom piece of the paper up so that it covers about half of the CD inside.

  8. 8

    Fold the top piece of paper down. This top fold will cover more than half of the CD. With the top half folded down, your top flap will now have two folded slots on either side.

  9. 9

    Insert the bottom flap of the sleeve into the newly-created slots from the flaps you just created on the top flap of the sleeve.

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