A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you have a crafty tattoo?  We'd love to feature it in our Crafty Tattoos blog series!  Share it with us here!
Total Members: 306,406
Currently Running With Scissors:
566 Guests and 19 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: mini-cabinet made from cd cases  (Read 1694 times)
Tags for this thread: cabinet , upcycle , cd_case  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
jazzminh
« on: April 11, 2015 11:09:48 AM »



I make these mini-cabinets using cd cases and recycled paper (magazines, maps, wrapping paper, old books, brown packaging paper).
After exhaustive experiments, this is the easiest method: I cover each cd case with paper, using rubber cement. Then I construct the cabinet, using a hot glue gun to attach the cd covers to one another, holding them in place until the hot glue sets and making sure that the cases are at right angles. I cover the joints as I go with additional strips of paper, choosing thicker paper for this (such as magazine covers) or using 2-3 layers of paper. Then I seal the whole thing with mod podge or diluted white glue. When it's dry, I stick pieces of felt to the bottom so it won't scratch surfaces or get damaged.
This cabinet took 13 cd covers to make, but obviously you can add on more levels, make it square, or longer. If using the thin type of cd covers, best to hot glue 2 together for thickness and strength, then cover with paper.
I've been making these cabinets for years and they are quite sturdy and useful.
« Last Edit: April 11, 2015 01:36:23 PM by jazzminh - Reason: added explanation » THIS ROCKS   Logged
Smmarrt
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 5305
Joined: 27-May-2005


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2015 02:10:31 PM »

This is such a great idea - I might have to recycle this idea and make some marker storage for the preschoolers!
Thanks for sharing the how-to.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://www.pinterest.com/smmarrt/
Junker Jane doll swap Dec - Jan
4 x 4 Art Swap - coming soon
It's my 10th Craftster-versary!
suereal
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Im not crazy about reality, but its still the only place to get a decent meal-Groucho Marks
Offline Offline

Posts: 8173
Joined: 20-Apr-2010

I had a stroke Oct. 6th. Doing OK..just slow ;D


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2015 02:27:38 PM »

Awesome job!  Great way to reuse and upcycle.  I love that you used the Japanese magazines Grin

And if you are looking for more posting options since you have mastered posting Grin, this would look great over at the  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING forum...

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=428280.200

You can just post a link of that is easier Grin

THIS ROCKS   Logged
rackycoo
Global Moderator
Swap Moderator
Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking, and ATCs Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Member of the Papercraft Gang
Offline Offline

Posts: 29901
Joined: 01-Apr-2005

"Best of 2014" Winner; too lazy to change avatar.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2015 06:47:39 PM »

I love the way you used magazines to decorate these shelves. These are great!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out my Etsy shop. Scary Toys and Halloween for everyone!
My blog: junk&stuff
Pinterest
elderflower
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 3018
Joined: 05-Dec-2010


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2015 02:27:44 AM »

What a great use for battered old cd cases. Covered in paper no one can see if they are scratched or cracked.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
spaceradish
daikon eklectik
Offline Offline

Posts: 1085
Joined: 20-Feb-2005

born of c-section: crafting her way out of womb


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2015 01:16:03 PM »

Really rad!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

get some free coloring zines! http://tinyurl.com/colorzines
crazyda79
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 4730
Joined: 26-Sep-2008


View Profile available for personal swaps
Re:
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2015 05:12:43 PM »

This is a great idea!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Pinterest
Check out my new adventure Jamberry
Junk4Joy
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2015 09:08:18 PM »

Love this, and thanks for such a detailed description of how you did it. You rock, and so does your cabinet (though not literally, I'm sure).
THIS ROCKS   Logged
JS
Offline Offline

Posts: 442
Joined: 30-May-2010

** 29 AGAIN?? ** Talk about recycling!! **


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2015 01:59:06 PM »

Brilliant
THIS ROCKS   Logged

God doesn't send people to hell.  He simply honors their choice.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Bleach Your Hair
How to Get Kim Kardashian Hair Part 2/2
How to Get Kim Kardashian Hair Part 1/2
How to Get Mad Men Hair
How to Get a Snooki Hair
Latest Blog Articles
Folding in the New Year!
Tute Tuesday: Joan Jett Inspired Black Heart Soap
The X-Files

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.