CD Storage
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CD Storage

Match your bedroom or dorm colors in a bright and useful storage crate for CDs. Designed by Jane Chandler, DecoArt Design Team
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
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Material List

  • DecoArt Americana Acrylics (Mississippi Mud, Winter Blue)
  • Unfinished CD storage crate (15-inch x 6-inch x 5-inch)
  • Unfinished Wood Disc/Circle (3-inch)
  • Glossy Multi-Purpose Sealer Spray
  • Aleene’s Quick-Dry Tacky Glue
  • Flat Brush, ¾-inch
  • Filbert Brush, #10
  • Round Brush, #4
  • Flower punch, 1-inch
  • Foam Plate
  • Empty Clear Plastic CD Case
  • Hot Glue Gun (and glue sticks)
  • Scrapbook Paper (12-inches x 12-inches)
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Note: Choose your own paint and paper color to match bed- or dorm room.

Step: 2

Use ¾-inch flat brush and Mississippi Mud to paint inside and top rim of crate; let dry.

Step: 3

Use ¾-inch flat brush and WInter Blue to paint wood circle and outside of crate; let dry.

Step: 4

Use #10 filbert brush and Mississippi Mud to paint monogram letter on circle; let dry.

Step: 5

Punch flower shapes from remaining paper, cutting some into partial shapes, either by punching over edge or cutting flowers with scissors.

Step: 6

Referring to photo for placement of whole and partial flowers, use tacky glue and #4 round brush to cover back of shape with glue and attach to crate, smoothing flat with finger. Repeat to have random flower pattern on one end and sides of crate. Let glue dry.

Step: 7

Spray crate and circle with sealer; let dry.

Step: 8

Cut scrapbook paper piece to fit inside CD case (ours was 4 ¾-inch x 5-inch). Glue back of wood circle to center of paper. Insert in CD case.

Step: 9

Hot glue back of CD case to front end of crate.


Hair dryer on low heat setting can be used to speed drying process.