Today’s kids are growing up with MP3 players and iPods, causing CDs to become the new cassette tape. Even if your family’s main source of music enjoyment continues to come from compact discs, chances are, you may have some old, scratched up CDs lying around. The tutorial below takes you step by step in transforming an old CD into a recycled wreath ornament for your holiday tree.
Glue Sticks (for glue gun)
Craft Pom Poms
Black Felt Marker
Step One – Cut a strip of ribbon, at least 8 inches long, that will lace through the center hole of the CD with extra length to tie in a knot. String the piece of ribbon through the center hole of the CD and securely knot it at the top before proceeding to Step Two.
Step Two – Lay the CD on top of the green piece of felt and begin to trace the circular shape of the disc onto the felt using the black felt marker. Cut out the outline of the CD and then apply a thin layer of the hot glue on a good portion of the CD. Press the circular piece of felt firmly onto the CD and hold while it begins to dry.
Step Three – Cut another piece of ribbon and tie a bow with it that will fit nicely on the top trim of the compact disc. When you are happy with the bow, place a drop of glue on the back and glue it into place.
Step Four – Now you will arrange the craft pom poms onto the top of the green felt and glue them down when you pleased with their placement. The craft pom poms will represent small ball ornaments on your CD wreath.