These folded CD cases come to us from Studio Lo. The paper is provided, and you do the folding and arranging. As Studio Lo’s site is primarily in French, I’m not sure if the cd cases are available for sale.
HOWEVER, I found a 6-sided folded paper CD holder how-to for a DIY attempt that could work.
To make ’em, you’ll need the following:
a computer printer (I’d just print it out once to use as a template so I could use the paper of my choice)
legal-sized paper (that’s 8.5″ x 14″)
stickers, to seal, but I’d opt for a type of closer for repeat access
Kayte over on Craftstylish went all MacGyver-y and turned a CD spindle into a decorative light. This one involves electricity, so care should be taken, but other than that….easy peasy! To make one of your own, you’ll need to assemble the following:
And certainly, if you’ve been about the DIY blogosphere at all, you’ve run into a fair share of how-tos for creating lamps out of jewel cases, or even used CDs themselves. So, here’s another simple and beautiful entry from Make Grow Gather.
In honour of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, (which b.t.w is awesome and adorable) here’s an uber-cute and COMPLETELY simple way to wrap mix-tapes (sigh… remember tapes?) for your best girl (or guy).
A square bit of paper, 12″x12″ (or 30cm) I’ve used velum scrapbook pages, ’cause they were exactly the right size and purdy.
A protractor. Like in school!
some scissors and a pencil
a carefully thought out mix cd with which to woo your sweetie.
The CD recycling topic keeps on a’ rolling! Today’s clever installment comes from Sally J. over at The Practical Archivist. She took the above photo of a CD/DVD LP sculpture located in her neighbor’s yard. At the height of summer heat, the LP’s might get a bit melt-y, but I’m thinking that would only give the sculpture a more organic look.
This is one of the reasons why I LOVE Curbly! The other day I wrote up a top ten list about using old CD’s to make stuff. Meg over at The Consumerist picked up the post and one of their readers posted a link in THAT post to this how-to post which I’m now posting here. Okay, maybe that explanation was unnecessary and a bit confusing….but how absolutely cool is this DIY CD lamp??????
Instead of paying good cash for cd cases, which eventually break and end up in a landfill, how about creating your own, unique folded-paper cd cases that are biodegradable and take up a fraction of the space?
8 ½” by 11″ paper
a computer (optional)
1. Center a cd, which you’ll be using as a guide, at the top of a sheet of paper, as shown. Continue Reading