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« on: February 23, 2004 03:48:07 PM »

About 3 months ago I came upon a CD disco ball made of styro-foam and AOL CD's.... I thought this was the coolest thing in the worlld but could never find styro-foam balls at wal-mart.

I saw one of these at a show with my cousin and I showed her that one day I would make one. On being amazed I told her how to make it. And I told her I had a lack of hot glue gun.

So I still hadn't made it and for my birthday my cousin made me a CD Disco Ball. I carried it around school all day and everyone LOVED it. So she did a fabulous job.

I just thought I would share it with you guys!

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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2004 08:19:53 PM »

too awesome. i love it
did you use a specific kind of glue, or would any glue do for that to keep a good grip on it
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2004 07:23:58 PM »

I LOVE IT!!! what did you use to stick it on? how long did it take? how big is it?Huh so many questions! i absolutely love it!
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2004 03:18:36 PM »

My cousin told that she used hot glue... It works the best. It doesn't get absorbed. And It took about 2 hours all together. My cousin said that it was mostly cutting and looking for spots for the peices.
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2004 11:56:59 PM »

Well, not quite a disco ball: I couldn't be bothered cutting the cds up small enough to give a more continuous coverage (?!) of the ball...



I plan to make a couple more so's I can have a bunch hanging off the back patio.
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2004 09:49:40 AM »


Love the disco ball!  That is beautiful.  A paper cutter (you know, the ones in offices) work great for cutting up CDs.  Sometimes they shatter and then you can get smaller pieces for filling in gaps. 
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2004 10:38:33 AM »

okay, so how did you do this one? did you just take a regular foam ball from like hobby lobby? what type of glue did you use?
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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2004 05:01:55 PM »

It's really easy. I just got a 7.5cm diameter foam ball from Ye Big Chain Craft Shoppe, used a permanent marker to colour it black (spray paint would've been easier, but I didn't have any at the time) and then glued on the cut-up bits of cd using hot glue. I needed one cd for the ball, probably two would have fully covered it. Standard hot-glue caveat applies: the bond is fast, but not tres strong. If I had more patience, I would use stronger craft glue.

Once the cds were on, I used pearl glitter glue to add some subtle sparkliness between the tiles. I imagine nail polish would work, too.

The hang-y bit is just a piece of wire stuck into the ball with beads strung on it.
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2004 05:11:58 PM »

thats so cool....how did you cut the cd?
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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2004 05:24:20 PM »

krazigal72: I just used some old scissors. I'm pretty sure that cutting cds isn't so good for scissors, so don't use your best craft scissors for this project. Wink

Come to think of it, the super-cheap-'n'-nasty CDR I used might have been easier to cut than a real cd. I'll have to experiment.
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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2004 05:28:39 PM »

Cool i love it ..It's nice you put it outside too ! Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2004 05:31:43 PM »

I'm thinking Christmas tree ornament here.

Have a disco holiday!  Cool
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« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2004 05:36:18 PM »

krazigal72: I just used some old scissors. I'm pretty sure that cutting cds isn't so good for scissors, so don't use your best craft scissors for this project. Wink

Come to think of it, the super-cheap-'n'-nasty CDR I used might have been easier to cut than a real cd. I'll have to experiment.

thanks...i'm so going to walmart to score some free aol cds...lol
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« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2004 11:32:52 PM »

I like your discoball WAY better than the others. It's more fun to put shiny objects in between the CD pieces and personalize yours to make it better and more unique than other balls.

I think it's beautiful Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2004 12:54:06 PM »

Wouldnt spraypaint melt the styrofoam ball? Pretty sure it would. So if you're trying this, your best bet is regular brush-on paint.
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« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2004 01:07:45 PM »

 i love the the disco can you send a message to me saying how to make it please.
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« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2004 01:08:58 PM »

Wouldnt spraypaint melt the styrofoam ball? Pretty sure it would. So if you're trying this, your best bet is regular brush-on paint.


i dont get how the spraypaint would melt it?
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« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2004 02:49:57 PM »

Wouldnt spraypaint melt the styrofoam ball? Pretty sure it would. So if you're trying this, your best bet is regular brush-on paint.


i dont get how the spraypaint would melt it?

I'm not sure how (educated guess being a result of a chemical reaction) but that's what I've heard. Unless you get the right kind of spraypaint (a kind that says it can be used on styrofoam)
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« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2004 03:06:19 PM »

My cousin made me one of those for my birthday in February.
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« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2004 12:02:51 PM »

i saw a disco ball made out a foam ball with sequins and straight pins....but i imagine that would be really tedious........i like ur way better, its purtyer anyways.........great job

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« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2004 01:00:49 PM »

i saw a disco ball made out a foam ball with sequins and straight pins....but i imagine that would be really tedious........i like ur way better, its purtyer anyways.........great job

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It is tedious. We did it with my sister's girl scout troop a few years ago. It is really fun, though.
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« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2004 05:49:39 PM »

Re: disco balls with pins - I made one of those once, but I added a long thin bead (it's too early for me - what are they called? Roll Eyes) and a seed bead before the sequin on the pin, so it had spikes. It looked like a cross between a ufo and a sea-creature. Can't remember what happened to it... Yes, they are pretty tedious to make Grin
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« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2004 07:53:24 AM »

That's really cute! I bought a mini disco ball for a christmas tree last year. It's way too cool for me to put in the attic, so I keep it in my room.
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« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2005 08:00:30 PM »

ya spray paint eats foam. i found that out the hard way doing a scene design project. you might be able to coat the foam in something else first, then spray paint it.
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« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2005 11:49:53 AM »

Those are soooo FANTASTIC!  I am going to make some right away to hang in my window.  Do you think using tiny mirrors that you can buy at crafts stores might be easier to cover the ball with and reflect more light???  It would definately be more exspensive, but I think it may be easier to use.   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2005 01:53:42 PM »

Only some spraypaint eats styrafoam.  Really cheap stuff always does, but I've had pretty good luck with Rustoleum.  Light coats and let them dry between.  I really hate painting round things with a brush ;-).  You could also use some of those silver metallic type spraypaints, then it wouldn't be as obvious if you didn't cover every inch.
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« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2005 10:20:24 AM »

I bet a tile cutter(handheld version) would work perfectly to cut the cd's. Super fast!

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« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2005 10:36:08 PM »

I saw this on some kids show when I was babysitting years ago. They heated up the cds with a hairdryer before cutting them to soften them up and make them easier to cut.
Looks great!
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« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2005 07:17:39 PM »

i have to say that I love that there's a Furby in the backround of the picture....
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