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Upcycled CD geometric mobile

October 13, 2016

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.

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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!

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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.

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What you need:

  • old CDs
  • a cutter
  • a cutting board
  • this template printed on paper
  • glue
  • thread and wooden sticks

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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.

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Cut the triangles out of the CD.

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Cut another template and stick it together. Put it either on a stick or hang it on a thread.

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Stick the CD triangles on top with the shiny side to the outside. Voilá!

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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?

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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’.

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Now. Carry on!

 

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10 Comments

  • Reply johannarundel October 13, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Hey Sarah,
    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
    Johanna

    • Reply sarah October 13, 2016 at 8:43 pm

      Das ist eine tolle Idee! Das kann ich mir auch sehr gut vorstellen – das ergänze ich gleich noch im Blogpost! 👌🏻

  • Reply selina October 14, 2016 at 6:59 am

    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! 🙂

    • Reply sarah October 14, 2016 at 7:02 am

      Thank you, Selina! You are one of the few I’m in regular contact with… This is fantastic!

  • Reply Elsbeth October 14, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    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 …

    • Reply sarah October 14, 2016 at 12:28 pm

      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! 😊

  • Reply Alicia October 19, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Just discovered your blog. Love it! Makes me want to make more things

    • Reply sarah October 19, 2016 at 10:05 pm

      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! 🙂

  • Reply Lizzie October 23, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Love it. May do with my kids in the near future. 🙂

    • Reply sarah October 23, 2016 at 9:43 pm

      This sounds great! Have fun. 😊

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