Sometimes I have the feeling I’m talking to myself. With this blog I mean. I ask questions and pour my heart out and – more important – tell you jokes and nothing! Nothing. Well, there’s the occasional comment that makes my day ever time. I especially love when you challenge me. Like this one day when Elsbeth asked me on Facebook if I know what she could do with old CDs.
I myself have old CDs lying around and I wrecked my brain to come up with something that I liked. So when I came up with these geometric mobile I only made one to see if I really liked it. To be honest: it takes some time to make it but it was so worth it!
So I made more and put them up like in the picture above. Unfortunately I couldn’t really catch the reflections as good as it looks in real life. I guess you have to take my word for this.
What you need:
- old CDs
- a cutter
- a cutting board
- this template printed on paper
- thread and wooden sticks
First print the template and cut out 1 triangle of it. Arrange it on the CD, make sure to put them next to each other so you don’t have to make too many cuts.
Cut the triangles out of the CD.
Cut another template and stick it together. Put it either on a stick or hang it on a thread.
Stick the CD triangles on top with the shiny side to the outside. Voilá!
One day I was sitting on my desk and suddenly there was this beautiful lash of rainbow light coming my way. Upon investigating I found out that the upcycled CD geometric mobile made that happen. It was so pretty, I had to stop what I did and just watch it for a while.
To be honest: on this colder and getting-dark-early days we need all the light we can get, right?
So if you want to do something good for me, please leave me a comment. Either here or on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter. Anywhere. Everywhere. That would be really great. Just sayin’.
Now. Carry on!
na, das ist ja endlich mal ein hübsches Upcycling-Projekt für die CD-Altlasten, die sich hier stapeln… Könnte mir die Anhänger auch sehr gut im Weihnachtsbaum vorstellen, wie schön es wohl aussieht, wenn sie dort das Kerzenlicht reflektieren!
LG aus Frankfurt
Das ist eine tolle Idee! Das kann ich mir auch sehr gut vorstellen – das ergänze ich gleich noch im Blogpost! 👌🏻
Wow, that’s a brilliant idea. I love the geometrical shape…and who doesn’t have still hundreds of CDs stacked away, not knowing what to do with them. You solved that problem. Thank you!
And I hear you, feel the same with my blogging. You are not alone! 🙂
Thank you, Selina! You are one of the few I’m in regular contact with… This is fantastic!
Danke, Sarah – eine wirklich gute Idee für die alten CDs! Christbaum – auch gut! Vielleicht könnte man auch Gartenkugeln in Mosaiktechnik mit kleineren CD-Scherben machen? Toll, wenn man die Regenbogen-Reflexe sichtbar machen kann …
Es ist sehr schwierig eine CD zu zerbrechen und schöne Stückchen zu bekommen – und schneiden dauert lange. Deshalb habe ich mich auch gegen Mosaik entschieden! 😊
Just discovered your blog. Love it! Makes me want to make more things
Hi Alicia, thank you so much. This means a lot. That was actually my aim: to make people want to make more. I hope you find a tutorial that speaks to you. If I can make it, so can you! 🙂
Love it. May do with my kids in the near future. 🙂
This sounds great! Have fun. 😊