Supplies for Photo Coasters
- Compact disks that you don’t want anymore (anyone have old AOL disks?)
- Mod podge (I use matte)
- Scrapbook Paper
- Hot glue gun
- Scissors (paper scissors you heathens, don’t use your fabric scissors for this!)
How to Make Photo Coasters from CDs
Step 1: Take your CD and lay it down on your photo. You want to center your photo to make sure the image will be where you want it. A 4×6 photo is wider than a CD so you need a photo that will work for this… for example, a photo of my whole family where my husbands head is in the far left corner might not end up on the CD. I just had a bunch of pictures and chose the ones that worked.
Step 2: I laid my photo down where I wanted it on the CD and then traced around the CD so I’d know where to cut. You can also just glue the picture onto the CD and cut off the excess after. A razor might work better than scissors, but I’m a dangerous woman with a sharp blade so I used my super dull office scissors for everyone’s safety. I also added my scrapbook paper to the top and bottom here because the picture wasn’t big enough for the entire CD. Alternatively, you could paint the CD before putting the picture on so you wouldn’t need the scrapbook paper (my follow up blog will cover this topic!). Personally, I think the scrapbook paper is the best looking.
Congratulations, you’re done!
Here’s some other old posts about upcycling CDs… there were so many great ways to use them.
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