Sometimes the simplest materials can turn into the most intricate works of art. Reuse old CD sleeves to make crafts to give as gifts or to decorate your home. Use sleeves from around the house, purchase them at an office supply shop for next to nothing or make your own using a template.
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Use a paper CD sleeve to create a picture frame. Cut the flap off the sleeve and glue it to a rectangular piece of cardstock of a colour of your choice. Make sure the circular window of the sleeve is facing up. Decorate the cardstock and CD sleeve with cutouts, stickers, paper scraps or any material you'd like. Slide a picture into the sleeve. Paste some magnets to the back of the frame so you can place it on your fridge or use it as an insert for a greeting card.
Make a simple wall hanging collage using paper CD sleeves of varied colours. Select sleeves that have circular, see-through windows. Choose items to slide and paste into each CD sleeve that will be seen through the see-through portion. Use pressed flowers that match each sleeve colour, for example. Glue each sleeve to a sturdy piece of cardboard to form a collage. Hang on your wall.
Showcase holiday cookies you are giving to loved ones by using paper CD sleeves with a clear, circular windows. Bake cookies the size of the CD sleeve. Decorate the sleeve to fit the holiday theme. Slide the cookie in the sleeve, so that the top is seen through the window. Attach a greeting label and deliver.
Create a greeting card or wedding invitation using a two-pocket, four panel CD sleeve made of cardboard or chipboard. Decorate the inside and the outside of the card with stamps, stencils and other crafts materials. Add a greeting or invitation message. Insert a personal CD of music or photos, a gift token or other secret treasures into the pockets.
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