Introduction: 30 Second CD Case

How to make a CD case in 30 seconds or less with a piece of paper (8.5x11) and a CD.

Step 1: Fold 1

Fold one of the short edges (8.5 edge) up about an inch. Crease it.

Step 2: Fold 2

Now fold the paper in half on the long dimension. Do not unfold the first fold.

Step 3: Folds 3 and 4

Undo your last fold so you are looking at a piece of paper with a one inch fold at the bottom and a crease down the middle. Position a CD in the "pocket" at the bottom and centered on the crease. Now, fold one of the long sides over the CD. Next, do the same to the other side.

Step 4: Folds 5 and 6

Now, at the top (the end without the CD) fold a corner to the center crease like you do when you make a paper airplane (photo 1). Next do the same to the other top corner.

Step 5: Final Fold

You need to take the "tab" you just made and put it in its "pocket". The photos will help explain this step. Crease the fold.

Step 6: Done!

To get the CD out, you have to unfold folds 3 and 4 and pull the cd out. If you want to label the case I recomend you take the disk out first.


John+MickelA made it!(author)2017-06-01

Easy to follow, nice idea! Thanks

EricR196 made it!(author)2017-04-14


wenestvedt made it!(author)2017-02-16

Perfect: simple, functional, and fast!

Now I want to make a template so I can print something on just the right parts of a blank sheet and maybe even have some fold/score marks.

shawsteve made it!(author)2017-01-12

Very nice - simple, elegant, and useful. Thanks!

grovich777 made it!(author)2015-01-24

good idea forgreate cd case. But You can create image for the cover one of the specialized programs.

I use this -

chicklover101 made it!(author)2013-03-26

Man, this is the best it helped organize my CD's

sclausson made it!(author)2010-08-19

thanks for your instructable. I plan to use the idea to make a case for my paper solar cooker.

suzpink made it!(author)2010-01-23

Thankyou - Yes, it works very well and I am happy to say - looks good too!
Thanks again

kokosmack made it!(author)2009-08-03

It works perfectly! Now i finally have something to store my backups in without spending money on the plastic ones. Thanks!

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