Mom’s CD or DVD letter holder is made 3 or 4 cds or dvds, a styrofoam heart shape and a small amount of fabric.
Designed by: Kathleen George
Typical Project Completion Time: 1-2 hours
Reuse three or four old CD’s or scratched DVD’s and make Mom a lovely letter or note holder for Mother’s Day.
STYROFOAM® Brand Foam:
Heart, 6″ x 1″
Recycled compact discs (CDs or DVDs), three or four
Floral fabric “fat quarter” (from quilting department)
Coordinating silk flowers, two small bunches
Candle stub or paraffin
Wide flat paintbrush
Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
Thick, white craft glue
1. Cut three or four 5-1/2″ squares from fabric. For each CD, spread thin layer of white glue over label side and smooth a fabric square over glue; let dry and trim excess.
2. Cut two 1-1/2″ x 12″ strips from fabric. Glue fabric strips around edge of foam heart, overlapping as needed. Clip corners and fold excess fabric to bottom; glue to secure. Note: If desired, trace heart onto wrong side of fabric and cut out; glue to bottom of heart.
3. To make inserting discs easier, first cut 3/8″-deep, equally-spaced parallel grooves into top of foam heart. Cut straight down, not at an angle. Apply thin line of white glue along each CD slit and press discs 1/2″ to 3/4″ deep into slit.
4. Glue silk flower bunch to each side of discs as shown.
Project reprinted courtesy of The Dow Chemical Company, Manufacturer of Genuine STYROFOAM® Brand Foam.