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Alicia W
Alicia W
  • Hometalker
  • Middletown, PA

Use Your Old CD Cases for Creative Wall Art

3 Materials
$20
2 Hours
Easy

Who doesn't have hundreds of CD lying around collecting dust? Turn those old cases into a unique work of art.
use your old cd cases for creative wall art
Can't part with your CD cases or don't have enough that are the same? You can buy empty, inexpensive cases at Walmart or Staples.
use your old cd cases for creative wall art
Begin by removing the CDs (save for another project :) and all of the paper.


use your old cd cases for creative wall art
Measure the CD case and make a template that fits inside of the cover.
use your old cd cases for creative wall art
Take a photo and enlarge it as big as you would like. I enlarged mine to 36" x 24". I had this done at Staples but you can print it out at home.
use your old cd cases for creative wall art
Turn your enlarged photo over and using your template, mark off the distance of each square.
use your old cd cases for creative wall art
Using a large ruler, draw lines to connect the marks made by the template
use your old cd cases for creative wall art
Cut out the squares using a X-Acto knife and a straight edge.
Once all of the squares are cut, turn them over and reassemble your photo.
use your old cd cases for creative wall art
Open a CD case and insert one square at a time into the case.
Place the cases back into place as you work.
Watch how quickly this art comes together in the video below.
use your old cd cases for creative wall art
Apply mounting square to the back of each CD case.
You can also use a 3M Command product if you don't want this art to be permanent.
use your old cd cases for creative wall art
Measure your wall and find the center point.
Using a level and chalk, mark the center point.
use your old cd cases for creative wall art
Gather your CD cases beginning with the middle row.
Beginning at the center point, adhere the CD case to the wall. This should be the center case of your art.
The cases will be spaced using the "spine" of the CD case (the area where there is no picture)
use your old cd cases for creative wall art
Continue adhering the cases along the center line.
Always begin the next row starting at the middle line.
use your old cd cases for creative wall art
To ensure that your spacing between the upper and lower cases is correct, break off a piece of "spine" from an extra case or make a template out of cardboard. If the broken piece has sharp edges, apply tape to the edges.
Using that broken piece of spine/template, lay it between the cases and ahere the next case to the wall.
Remove the broken piece of spine/template.
How did this project turn out? Watch the entire project unfold in the video below.
use your old cd cases for creative wall art
Here is the finished product! I love how this came out. It really gave a unique feel to the space.

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  • Peggy1951
    on Sep 7, 2018

    This has me inspired to insert favorite hand written family recipes to display on a kitchen wall!!!

    Can't wait to see what I will create with your inspiration! 🍽 🍰☕️☺️

  • Shelli
    on Sep 8, 2018

    Just freaking awesome! Very nice project. And recycling. WTG

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