Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Homemade ornaments

There are some people on my Christmas list every year that I like to make something for as a special treat at our church Christmas party. I don't spend a lot of money. It is usually a homemade treat to let them know they are loved and special. This year I decided to use old CDs and turn them into something cute. I am sure this has been done before so I am not taking credit for this idea. I just used what I had and made something cute. Let's get started!

First of all, I got out the supplies: CDs, Mod Podge, Ribbon, my cutting mat and circle cutter, scrapbook paper, and of course the trusty hot glue gun.

Next, I found a circle the exact size of the CDs and used it to cut 2 circles per CD. One for the front and one for the back.

I used Mod Podge and a sponge to coat the CD and then put the circles on. I just moved them around a bit until they were even and stuck where I wanted them. Mod Podge is great stuff. This is the first time I have ever used it. It does smell kinda funny though.

After attaching the paper circles to the CDs, I spread a layer of Mod Podge over the paper to seal it. You need to let one side dry before turning the CD's over and putting a layer over the other side. It takes about 30 minutes to dry. I saw a tip somewhere about using Mod Podge. It said to dampen the paper before spreading the Mod Podge and this would reduce bubbling. It worked! Here are my drying ornaments:

I let the Mod Podge dry overnight and then I sprayed both sides with an acrylic spray sealer. After that dried, I attached a ribbon hanger to each one with hot glue. Tah Dah~~~Easy as pie!!
Aren't they cute?

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  1. cute! great way to recycle too!

  2. They ARE cute! Thanks for sharing!

  3. so cute! who would've thought? Great repurpose!
    Happy Thanksgiving

  4. Adorable and brilliant. You've given me a great idea for gift tags!!

  5. Those are super cute and easy, I have a pile of them I am always going to do something with eventually. I was going to cover some and make a little circle CD mini scrapbook but this is also a great idea. I might add a picture of my daughter too, if I make these as gifts for her grandparents.

  6. After the fact, (isn't that how it always is??) I thought it might be cute to layer coordinating papers in a smaller size circle. I suppose you could embellish them any way you want. I may still add to mine. :)


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