Photo Book From CDs or DVDs

Make these pretty little photo album books from old CDs or DVDs, a drill and some ball chain. Add a few beads and you have a lovely little gift for any occasion! (Free pattern and graphics on my site link at the bottom.)

Photos. These can be any size depending on the type of book you make. For ones that cover the full CD you'll need 5x7s.

CDs or DVDs

Glue to affix photos and graphics. I used spray glue for the full size photos.

Small ball chain


Decor beads etc.
Trace and cut out your photos.
Glue them on your discs.
Drill a hole through the discs large enough to allow the chain to go through.
I slipped on some beads I already had. You could attach charms or anything you like!
Nancy at Craft Your Happiness
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Phyllis M. Hensley Phyllis M. Hensley on Aug 31, 2018

    I can't throw away my birthday, Mother day and other special cards from my husband and children. How can I do something with them?

  • Karen Karen on Apr 23, 2021

    Hi that is awesome and creative. Thanku for sharing 💓 I'm going to try this for my girls! Do you need to varnish them? Or did you? I love it! Also did you write on it with a paint pen?


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  • David David on Feb 22, 2022

    Thank you for telling me about it! You know, I would like to find a good course in photography, tell me how it can be found?

  • John John on Mar 04, 2022

    Hmm, this is a really useful thing! You know, I recently started learning the basics of photography. To make it much easier for me to learn this, my friend advised me to visit this site and learn about a very interesting course that will help me learn how to take very cool photos! I think I'll do it soon!