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Topic: Album Bouquets: Flowers Made From CD Liner Notes (With Tutorial)  (Read 2033 times)
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« on: May 06, 2010 02:58:21 PM »

I made these bouquets from old liner notes when I finally got rid of all my old cd jewel cases. Hope you like!





You can see a few more photos on my Flickr Stream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/drstrangeglove/sets/72157623147063527/

Heres how you make them.

Youll need:

  • CD Liner Notes
  • A Flower Shaped Paper Punch
  • A Mini Hole Punch (1/8 inch)
  • Floral Wire
  • Medium Sized Seed Beads
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Floral Tape

Directions:

  • Start by carefully removing the cover of the album and setting it aside.  This will be used as the vase, or wrapper for your bouquet.
  • Cut the remainder of the liner into strips that are just a little wider than your flower shaped punch.
  • Punch as many flowers as you can from the liner, then put them together into pairs of two.
  • Now punch two tiny holes into the middle of each pair of  flowers using your 1/8 inch hole punch.
  • Cut several 5 inch lengths of floral wire.
  • Line up a pair of flowers so that the holes in the middle align, then carefully thread a piece of wire through one of the holes.
  • Slip a bead onto the wire, then thread about 1 inch of the wire through the other hole in the flower so that the two ends of the wire are underneath the flower.  Carefully twist the two ends together.
  • Repeat the last two steps until you have tons of flowers.
  • Arrange the flowers into a pretty bunch, then secure the stems together using floral tape.
  • Roll the album cover into a cone and secure it from the inside with a piece of double sided tape.  Curl the edges on the outside cover down a little to make it extra pretty.
  • Place your bouquet of flowers into the wrapper and present it to your favorite music lover.

If you are wondering what to do with the empty jewel cases themselves, you will be happy to learn that they can be recycled.  However, your local recycling center is unlikely to take them, as they are made of a material that is notoriously difficult to recycle.  But fear not, the internet has come to the rescue.  Visit http://www.GreenDisk.com to learn how you can have your cases ethically disposed of.   Or, if you are feeling crafty,  check out the Top 14 Ways to Reuse Unwanted Jewel Cases here: http://planetgreen.discovery.com/home-garden/recycle-cd-jewel-cases.html.  Yet another option is to call up your local used CD store to see if theyd like to take your cases.  Second hand music stores are often in need of extra jewel cases, so your local shop may be happy to take them off your hands.
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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2010 04:07:58 PM »

Those are awesome, SlyBetty. What a cool idea and a great way to recycle too!
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2010 01:27:44 PM »

Thanks!
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