I just can't stay away from Pinterest and wanting to craft. It's impossible.
SO while trying to find ways to procrastinate from doing homework- one of my favorite passtimes- I started to go through some junk in my room. And I found so much junk it was seriously crazy. Why do I need papers from high school? And I love my old classmates but if I haven't talked to you in like eight years, I really don't need that middle school note that we paassed back and forth. (I did save some stuff for gifts and presents, because it was cute AF.)
One thing I found a lot of was old CDs. Do you guys remember burning CDs as gifts for that special someone or as a birthday present for your bestie? I sure do! My friends and I swapped CDs all the time! I still listen to a playlist that was made for me for High School Graduation. (Love you Amber!) But as I looked through some of these, sadly, they had gotten so scratched and junk that they didn't play. Cue the sad.
What do you do with old CDs? My first thought was just to throw it away which I HATE. I reuse everything to try to recylce. I decided to go to Pinterest to see if it could help a sister out. SO MANY IDEAS, you know as usual. I found one tutorial on using old CD's as mosaics? Way too cool!
How could this go wrong right? So I decided to get my old "School House Rock" cd- didn't work to my horror- and create a gift out of it!
I combined two different Pinterest tutorials! *gasp* I know, it's too much of a risk for a noob like me. But "Challenge creates champions!" or something like that. (I dunno, I heard it on Project Runway.)
So I had a canvas project that I had been sitting on for a while. It was going to be a gift, but I had blanked on what to do next. So why not use the mosaic CD idea to fill in the shape on canvas? I went with my friends first initial. And jumped right in.
First thing: the film on the bottom of the CD will crack when you cut it. It sticks to everything like glitter on steroids. It's cool, but not what I signed up for. The tutorial I had looked at used DVDs instead- which have several different layers which you can peel away to avoid this issue. Buuuuut I had already glued stuff on so KEEP GOING WOO.
All those little silver bits? The steroid-glitter. Do not make this mistake, they are a pain to get off.
After much cutting and glueing, I ended up with this and I think it looks kinda dope.
I have a little more clean up to do on it, but I am not mad about how it turned out. Hopefully my friend likes it!
Hope this inspired you to craft!