Sleek & Stainless CD Mail Organizer
Stop the paper chase with this clever desktop organizer. Recycled CDs inserted in a block of STYROFOAM™ brand foam will help keep track of pressing paperwork.
Designed by Kathleen George for The Dow Chemical Company
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam Block: 4-inch x 12-inch x 2-inch
- Recycled CDs (5)
- Specialty Papers: Silver Textured, Silver Corrugated, Silver Mirrored Tagboard
- X-Acto® Knife with sharp blade
- Putty Knife: 1-inch
- Craft Pins
- Straight Edge
- Thick White Craft Glue
Cut two 2-inch x 12-inch and two 2-inch x 4-inch strips of silver textured paper to cover sides of foam block. Cut a 4-inch x 12-inch piece of silver mirrored tagboard to cover top of block.
Spread a thin, even coat of glue onto one side of block using a the putty knife. Adhere corresponding paper piece; if needed secure corners with straight pins until dry. Trim excess paper. Repeat to cover remaining sides and top.
Cut four ½-inch x 2-inch strips of silver corrugated paper-corrugated ribs should be vertical. Fold strips in half vertically and glue to the four vertical corners, covering edges.
Using a pencil and straight edge, lightly mark five evenly spaced lines across the top of the block. Carefully cut slots in paper using X-Acto knife.
Carefully push a CD straight down into each slot about 1½-inch deep and remove. Lay a bead of white craft glue over the slot and replace each CD firmly. Let dry.