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Maybe you are like me. A few years ago I saw a great picture on Pinterest, on which someone had covered a mirror or a table with CD mosaic pieces. The result looked so great that I thought:HA! You can do it yourself! " I also had a lot of old CD's and DVD's at home, which I burned myself, with my favorite songs at the time, etc. I didn't want to part with real albums and singles, but old blanks and burned CD's should be for my DIY will be sacrificed. So I prepared everything for my great upcycling project. I started cutting up the CD's and found that it wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. The biggest problem was that the CD's were constantly broken and torn or the beautiful holographic layer was crumbling off. It was also just difficult to cut the CD, because CD's are very thick and filigree patterns hardly seem possible. After that, of course, I read around a lot on the Internet and looked to see if I could find tips and tricks to be able to tinker better with the CD's. But I didn't really find anything. There are a few tips, but they weren't as helpful as I'd hoped. I've tried a lot over the past few months and now figured out the best method how you can tinker with CDs without breaking them etc.! I would therefore like to mean you here best tips for tinkering with CD's demonstrate!

TIP 1 - How do you cut CDs without breaking them?

Anyone who has ever tried to tinker with CDs will have noticed that cutting up a CD is not that easy. There is an important trick to this, and I would say it is THE MOST IMPORTANT TIP! when doing handicrafts with CD's. When you look at your various CD's and DVD's, do you notice anything? Take a closer look and you will notice that not every CD is structured the same way! There are different types of CD's!

There are CD's that consist of one piece and there are CD's that consist of 2 layers. Both variants are suitable for different things. If you just want to paint a CD, you can use the CD, which is made of one piece and cannot be divided. Because you don't have to cut it. But if you want to cut up your CD, it is important that you only use CDs that consist of two parts and are therefore divisible!

How do you know if a CD consists of two layers?

I have made the experience that these CDs are mostly blanks and are colored dark purple / blue on the writable side. The holographic layer is between the two layers. CD's that only consist of one piece, on the other hand, have a silver / holographic layer that can only be placed on top and scratched off.

For example, if you cut up a CD that only consists of ONE LAYER, your result will likely look like this.

This result is of course not optimal and does not look very nice either. On the one hand, the beautiful holographic film has splintered and the plastic is also torn. You cannot cut the CD in a filigree manner.

On the other hand, if you cut a CD that is divisible, you can carefully tear it into two pieces after cutting. It should look like this.

Here you can see that the CD consists of two layers and can be taken apart. You then have two parts that you can easily cut up! Filigree, very fine patterns are now also possible, such as such feathers, etc.

TIP 2: Clean and prepare the split CD

Actually, you could now start tinkering with the CD and, for example, cut a lot of small mosaic stones and so on. When you get to this point, you may have noticed something else. The CD that you cut up consists of two different parts, as we have already found out. One part is lavender / transparent and the other is stronger lilac / holo. Chances are you'll choose to use the bold, holographic side for crafting. But at the latest when you touch the CD a lot, you will notice that your fingerprints are left on it. Because between the CD is some purple stuff that smears on contact with liquids. I tried for a long time how to solve the problem and I found the solution!

How to clean the CD:

You will need a soft handkerchief and pure alcohol. Then gently wipe the CD with the alcohol-soaked cloth. Be careful not to stroke it very gently, because the CD scratches extremely quickly!

TIP 3: Fix the CD in place and protect it from scratches


The third tip I can give you for tinkering with CD's is to fix it. Even before painting! I always edit my CDs as I showed you in the first two tips and then use a clear, shiny one SPRAY! Acrylic varnish. This can be distributed much more evenly and protects the sensitive CD from scratches and fingerprints.

After fixing, the CD can be cut into the desired shape and / or painted. I mostly use a touch-up pencil for this. Then I fix the CD again or decorate it with glitter nail polish.

I've already tinkered a lot with CD's, such as the CD dream catcher, cute shell earrings, a cool mural with palm trees, etc.

I hope you enjoyed this guide! I'm really looking forward to your comments and also like to visit me Instagram, there you can see a lot more pictures!

I now wish you a lot of fun doing handicrafts, and I would be happy to show me your work on Instagram. See you then, yours


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