Saturday, December 14, 2013

Software Meets Christmas Tree

Today is the start of the last challenge for 2013 at Sugar Creek Hollow and it is called Recycling & Re-purposing.  We would love to see your entries but they must be either vintage or shabby chic (or a combination of both).  Your entry must include one or more items that have been recycled or used for a different purpose and you must tell us about it in your post so that we know your entry meets the theme and is eligible for any of the prizes.

A year ago or so my husband brought home a whole pile of software CD-ROMs and DVDs from work that were being sent to the garbage and asked if I wanted them for crafting and of course I said yes and added them to my stash not having any idea at the time how I could use them.  Since then I have discovered that they make the best bases for Christmas ornaments and this is the third one I have used for that purpose.

I got my husband to drill two holes opposite each other but in the end, I only used one this time.  Then I printed some digital paper from Summertime Designs and cut it into 2 1/2" squares.  Each square was folded into thirds to create a point and glued onto the CD in two layers.

Next I cut some loops with my Cameo and some gold card stock from Recollections and added them to each of the points on the top layer.  A gem from Dollarama was added to the top of each loop.

I printed the vintage Santa from The Graphics Fairy, cut it out and trimmed the edge with some gold Stickles by Ranger.  I added some lace from my stash to the back and then mounted Santa on a scalloped circle that was cut using a Nellie Snellen die and some red glitter card stock from Dollarama.  Some gold cord from my sewing cupboard was added as a hanger and then a plain card stock circle was added to the back to hide the CD.

I am going to enter this in the following challenges:

Happy Campers  - Christmas
Crafting For All Seasons - Anything Christmas But A Card
Ruby's Rainbow - It's Christmas
Inky Chicks - Christmas
Parade Your Crafts - Christmas Projects


  1. Fantastic decoration. its a great idea to re-purpose the CD.

  2. great idea to use an old CD...your ornament is beautiful. thanks for playing at parade your crafts

  3. Beautiful ornament Cec and a great use for the CDs! Thanks for joining in the Happy Campers challenge. Kim xxx

  4. Beautiful ornament Cec ! Just goes to show you should never throw anything away ! Sue C x

  5. This is gorgeous Cec! I love the vintage image and all the pretty details. Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas and a happy New Year.

  6. Love how you used the CD, great repurposing and gorgeous image and design!!

  7. So cute, such a creative project .Thanks for joining our challenge at Parade Your Crafts - Crystal Lopez - DT

  8. Beautiful ornament!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x


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