Beaded CD Ornaments
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Beaded CD Ornaments

Recycle old CD’s into colorful trendy ornaments. With a little paint, wire and beads, you can add a new look to the holiday season.

Designed by Annabelle Keller, CPD

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Krylon Glitter Spray (your choice of color)
  • Compact Discs (CDs)
  • Wire
  • Wire-Edged Ribbon
  • Assorted Beads
  • Nail (large enough to make a 1/8-inch diameter hole)
  • Flat Nose Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • Ruler
  • Scissors

Project Instructions

To make a hole for hanging, use flat nose pliers to heat nail and push through CD about 1/8 inch from edge. Let cool.

Twist one end of wire through hanging hole and form hook on opposite end. This will serve as a handle while painting and drying.

Following manufacturer’s instructions, paint each CD in the color of your choice.

Hang ornaments on dowel rods across box to dry completely. Remove wire when dry.

Adding beads: Refer to photograph. Anchor one end of the wire in the 1/8 inch hole.

String beads in front of ornament only.

Wrap wire and bead around CD (13 evenly spaced rows of beads work nicely).

Twist end of wire to back side of first wire.

Trim excess wire.

Hanger and bow: Tie hanger ribbon thru 1/8 inch hole.

Tie 2 loop bow and wire to ornament thru 1/8 inch hole.

Twist bow tails around fingers to shape and trim as desired.


Refer to photo for project details.