Creative Uses for Old CDs #5: The Christmas Fairy

Phil Morse | Read time: 2 mins
cds uses for old cds
Last updated 1 December, 2017


CD angel
She’d make a lovely addition to the top of anyone’s Christmas tree, and could be the perfect gift for the “DJ who has everything”.

Let’s have a suitably Christmassy edition of Creative Uses for Old CDs. For those of you who may be joining us for the first time on this hallowed turf, this is where we try and come up with a new way of using up some of those 100s of old CDs that you no longer need because you’ve turned to digital DJing.

Hallelujah! You’ve seen the light. And it’s particularly well said, too, because this month’s suggestion comes from Lainey Lee over at the 101 Things To Do with Old CDs website. Let us present: The CD Christmas Angel.

As Lainey says, “She shines so pretty under the Christmas lights, she is easy to store flat, and she is very inexpensive to make.”

Too right, Lainey. So, how do you do it? Luckily, she’s given us instructions:

How to make a CD Christmas angel:

  1. Cut a CD in half with old scissors you do not mind dulling. Then cut one of the halves in half. You will use 3/4 of it to make one angel.
  2. Using 4 1/2 inch paper doilies ($1 for 100 at DollarTree), fold one in half with a little larger half on one side and glue it over the half CD with the larger half over the printed side of the CD. Use the plain area of the CD as the front.
  3. Then fold another doily in quarters and fit it over the 1/4 CD and glue it on.
  4. Looking at the photo, glue the 2 parts of CDs together at the angel’s waist.
  5. Using a 1 inch mirror, button, sequin, seashell, anything you have that is close to that size as her head, glue it on with just the bottom touching the top as shown.
  6. Loop a ribbon for her hanger and glue it on the back of the head.
  7. Tie a matching bow at the waist.
  8. Cut a tiny silver or gold piece of tinsel, etc. as the halo and glue it on. I like to use the long garland that has a wire in it and has the loose stars on it for the halo. You only need about 1/2 to 1 inch for the halo.

Thanks Lainey. If you have any other uses for crappy old CDs, or would like to send us photos of your efforts at making your own CD Christmas angel, we’d love to hear from you. Happy Christmas!

Post adapted from 101 Things to Do With Old CDs

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