CD Starburst

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This cd starburst reminds me so much of the clocks from the 1960’s.  It was another great project shared with us by Gail at Creative Crafting.  You need 2 cds, some bbq skewers, paint, items to embellish, paint, and a glue gun.

The first thing to do is trace the cd onto paper and then add the spoked, making sure you cross the centre point each time. Lay one cd onto the grid.  The long bbq skewers were painted black (thanks Heather) and then laid onto the lines.  I used shorted sticks that I had painted a turquoise colour in between.

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With the glue gun I then stuck down each of the black and turquoise spoked to the bottom cd.  Once dry, I added more glue to fasten the top cd onto the bottom one.  Be sure to line them up perfectly as this glue dries fast.

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The next thing I did was embellish the top cd with flat sided gems the same colour as the painted turquoise sticks.   I put one gem by each of the black spoked.  In the centre I used a bigger flat sided gem to cover the hole in the cd and then added some coloured gems around the edge of the big gem.

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Here are some other starburst creations in various stages made by other members of the craft group.

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I added stars (hard to see in the photo) and smaller red gems to the turquoise spoked  The hole in the back of the bottom cd fits perfectly over a nail in the wall.  This cd starburst is on a pale yellow wall as you go down to our lower level.  I’m going to make another one for outside in the garden somewhere.

More cd crafts I’ve made – a key chime, a solar light reflector, a cd dangler

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Do you want a bigger starburst?  How about using old 45 or 33 records?  I did repurpose some old records into a stand.

Crafts with old cds and records

5 Responses

  1. Teresa

    Those are just amazing, thank you so much for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

  2. Margie

    What a great way to repurpose CDs. I’m probably one of the few people who still listen to CDs. HA!

  3. Shannon Hoerner

    you are so artistic! Those are just amazing, thank you so much for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party.

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