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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. 
« 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?
« 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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