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« on: September 01, 2006 08:41:32 AM »

http://www.boomspeed.com/clementiney/yaydiscoball.jpg

You may know some of the below already, but it took me a long time to fish through craftster and various other websites to find this info. It's valuable to me, so I'm posting just in case.  Smiley
*I used an ordinary pair of scissors
*Only "real" CDs work for this project--CDs that you use to burn music on don't work (so you can't use old burned CDs)
*I didn't want to waste money on a styrofoam ball--yeah, I'm cheap--so I used a scrunched up piece of old (but clean) aluminum foil instead. I've never had experience with glueing CD pieces onto styrofoam, but I really liked the foil ball because the glue (I used hot glue) seeped into the cracks and made the CD piece stick better.
 

http://www.boomspeed.com/clementiney/yaybulletinboard.jpg
This isn't that great, but as I was photographing the disco ball I suddenly wanted to post this as well. It's a bulletin board made from an old picture frame that my mom was going to throw out. I stuck two pieces of corrugated cardboad in the place where the picture should go after covering it with white wallpaper. It works just as well as a cork bulletin board.
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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2006 01:10:19 PM »

It looks really cool! And I love the diamante strawberry picture behind it. I've been thinking about making some of these balls with free CDs out of the newspaper, but hadn't thought of using the foil (I'm cheap too!). How long did it take you to make? I write a magazine about recycling, and for the kids page in the xmas issue I want to put ideas for recycled xmas tree decorations - would you mind if I used this? I think it looks pretty impressive for junk mail!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2006 05:08:40 PM »

Thank you! Of course I wouldn't mind if you used this idea---anyway, it isn't mine.  Wink I didn't finish the disco ball in one sitting, so I'm not 100% sure, but I would say it took about 1-2 hours.   
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2006 11:52:17 AM »

That's great! I wonder if I could make my very own, full-sized disco ball that way...

Just curious, but why won't burnable CDRs work for this? Does the foil peel off too easily or something?
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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2006 05:10:11 AM »

"I wonder if I could make my very own, full-sized disco ball that way..."
If you have the patience, there's no reason why you can't!

Yes, burnable CDs don't work because the foil peels off.
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2006 10:47:45 PM »

okay. wait. what do you mean by "real" and "burnable" cds??

what are you saying the difference between the two is??

I REALLY love this craft & think it'll make awesome christmas ornaments/gifts!!! & wow...making a reg size ball would be the best  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2006 02:40:03 PM »

That's great! Is that strawberry from National Geographic?
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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2006 09:24:08 PM »

Wow, cool
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« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2006 10:54:33 PM »

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okay. wait. what do you mean by "real" and "burnable" cds??

what are you saying the difference between the two is??

I REALLY love this craft & think it'll make awesome christmas ornaments/gifts!!! & wow...making a reg size ball would be the best 

By "burnable" CDs I mean the CDs that you buy to burn songs on; CDs for storing information.
By "real" CDs I mean any sort of CD that you buy at the store, these CDs are already filled with content and you can't burn information onto them. 
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« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2006 10:57:07 PM »

Oh, and I forgot to thank everyone. Heh.

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That's great! Is that strawberry from National Geographic?

Yes, it is! Someone gave me a Greek version of that National Geo, and since I can't read in Greek, I felt okay about cutting it up. Smiley
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