CDs are a major part of most people lives. Music CDs, film CDs, or backup CDs of work-related files, everyone uses CDs in one way or the other. The craze for music CDs is highest in teens and you will find their room cluttered and the CD’s lying here and there. Reuse of CDs requires maintenance as even a small scratch can spoil your CD forever. So, you need a place to keep your CDs together at one place. Buying plastic cases for CDs can be expensive and not to forget that they are easily broken. While storage for CDs is a necessity, having too much on display can give your room a messy look. To solve this confusion, your pick can be CDs holder. A CD holder on a wall will not only solve the problem of storage but will also give a trendy look to your wall. What more, you can make CD holder at home! You can make CD holder from wood or paper. Decorate your CD holder with style and get rid of cluttered look of your room. Here are the steps, which will help you make your CD holder at home.
Making CD Holder
What You Will Need
- 1" x 6" Wood board
- Wood stain or paint
- Wood filler
- Wood nails and hammer
- Wood glue
How To Make
- On the wood board, measure 6" and cut with a saw. Cut four other pieces of wood of same length.
- Each of the four pieces should be of 6" square, so that your wood CD holder is 6" deep.
- Use wood glue to glue each of the piece and form a box. Let it dry to allow glue to set.
- When dry, drill holes for the nails.
- Next, hammer the glued pieces together with wood nails to fasten each piece.
- Now, using sandpaper, smooth the entire box and remove wood splinters if any.
- Paint the box both inside and outside.
- Let the box dry overnight
- Once dry, drill a hole in top-center of the back of the CD holder.
- Your CD holder is ready! You can hang it on the wall and decorate it with beads and glitter.
- Letter-sized sheet of paper
How To Make
- Place the paper flat on a table.
- Place the CD in the center at the top of the page.
- Place it in such a way that only half CD is on the paper and the paper is running horizontally across the middle of the CD. The edge of paper should bisect the CD.
- Fold a long rectangle from the left side to the middle of a paper.
- Repeat the same for the right side of the paper.
- Now, you will have a rectangle of paper with two equal side flaps, which overlap the CD.
- Next, from the bottom fold the paper in half and then crease the fold.
- Again, unfold the paper. Crease 1 is formed
- Once more, fold the paper from the bottom but only up to the crease, you made earlier.
- Unfold the paper again to form crease 2.
- Now, you will see two horizontal creases.
- Next, keep one hand on the side fold at the top, which enclose the CD. Now, unfold the side folds on the bottom.
- As you follow this, make forty-five degree angle creases from the inner edge of each side flap at the crease 1 outward to the crease 2.
- As you crease these forty-five degree angles, other forty-five degree angle folds will form in the starting of the crease1.
- These creases will form automatically as a result of folding the bottom flap up and holding the side flaps above the horizontal crease. Make these folds equal manually. These folds are squash folds.
- The bottom strip you folded overhangs on both sides of the paper. Whereas lower corners are at an angle, folded as a result of squash fold.
- Ensure that forty-five degree angle creases under the bottom flap shouldn’t be visible to you.
- Now, tuck overhanging parts of the bottom flap inside the fold.
- Next, squash folding the folds flat.
- Now, you should have a pocket.
- Put the CD into the pocket. The CD should fit in nicely and you should see half side of the CD sticking out.
- Next, fold the top edge of the paper down by creasing it at the top of the CD.
- This will form top flap of the CD.
- Next, fold the two corners of the top flap under about half an inch. Slip the corners into the pocket with the CD.
- Your CD holder is ready!