Friday, August 24, 2012

Recycling dvds

This week we had the challenge to go through our own dvd collection. How did it go?
Carolyn Dube told me she had done it a while ago and it was like a time capsule. It was actually a really fun family night!

As I told you last week you can donate old dvds but what about those that you have with pictures or documents you no longer need? Here´s an idea: a post it notes holder for your fridge. I showed it on my own fridge for you to have an idea of size. :)
 For the post it holder let´s start with the materials. Namely printed napkins and decoupage glue plus a dvd, of course. I chose a few bits and pieces for decoration too.
 Remeber to take the white base off the napkins! That will leave you with a very thin printed layer. Brush decoupage glue on the dvd, place the napkin on it and gently brush the glue over the piece.
 For a best finish, sand the excess off.
 Cut some cardboard to measure for a second napkin. I used a cake mix box. Repeat the decoupage process.
 Time to play with embellishments! In my case: blue wings, flowers with a fabric covered brad and an owl stamped image. Voilá!
Another thing I tried: a dvd mandala.
Noticed I said TRIED? Yea, you smart thing! Confession time. It didn´t turned out as I expected. Might work on it a bit more but most probable will erase it (easily wiped with a damp cloth) and start another thing.

More ideas:
CD curtainMy favourite of the 22 ways to make old cds awesome again.

Each Monday I bring you a task to declutter and organize your spaces and each Friday something practical for storage or crafty for recycling.

20 comments:

misteejay said...

Super make Paula - I love the effect napkins give when glued on like this.

That CD 'curtain' is lovely.

Toni xx

Johnson said...

Recycled the dvds in some designing and another designing stuff is a great idea. to get more details visit Recycled Paper Printing. Thanks for this great informative blog.

denthe said...

Love it! Great inspiration!

Pointy Pix said...

how clever and inventive you are!! These look great! I sold all mine to a website called music magpie after uploading them all to iTunes!!

Susan said...

Aren't you the clever one! I love recycling ideas and these are though provoking (I have stacks of old CD's).
Nice work and Happy PPF!

Carolyn Dube said...

I had never thought to cover the CD! It looks fabulous on your fridge!! I have a stack of old CD's (not music) that are calling to me- thanks for the inspiration!!

Faye said...

Clever idea, Paula. They are beautiful.

Netty said...

Smashing idea. Happy PPF, Annette x

Nora Clemens said...

Clever and beautiful idea. Great job!!!

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Oh, love How To - what fun!! Happy PPF

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

What a marvelous idea and you have created them so well ~ Lovely! ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Lynn Cohen said...

Clever art is fun art and this looks like you had fun making it. Very cute.
HPPF!

Natasha said...

What a fun idea, it looks like you had some fun! :)

Anne said...

Fun idea, very creative, recycling is so cool! Happy PPF!

carlarey said...

These are great ideas. I'm going to send a few to a friend who teaches art at an elementary school. He's always looking for fun projects for his students that recycle materials.

Victoria said...

Hi Paula..oh wow..what a super magical post..and your creations are full of energy and meditative moments..gorgeous and wonderfully done..shine on!! Fantasticly inspiring!Love that final photo..
Victoria

Karen Smithey said...

This has to be the happiest post-it note holder I've ever seen! What a great idea--

mary said...

So clever, my daughter made some at her youth club to hang on the trees so the birds could find the bird feeders hidden there for them - worked a treat

Woz said...

this is such perfect timing for me! i'm in the middle of what i'm calling a de-cluttering frenzy. LOL

also, i love the name happysnappy. it makes me smile every time i say it. :D

Gypsy Rose said...

These are clever ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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