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These are sun catchers, made out of old CD's. You can use puffy paint and fill with paint too. I liked using a exact-o knife and cutting things out.

Step 1: Prepare the CD

Using a old CD - please don't use an important one!

Make a tiny scratch at the edge of the CD. This will help the tape pull off the covering.

Cover the entire CD with tape.

Step 2: Pull Off Tape

This is the best part! Carefully pull back the tape (at an angle) and remove the covering of the CD.

Step 3: Pick Your Design

I pulled this one off the internet. I made a copy of it, then cut it out.

Step 4: Fill in the Pieces

This is a different design. But as you can see I cut the pieces of paper and layed them on the CD. Don't worry if you aren't that great with the exact-o knife. I threw a lot of pieces away that didn't fit.

You can either deco podge the top or instead of a CD just use paper and laminate the whole thing. Makes a cute coaster.

Step 5: Enjoy

I also made this larger one. Boy, the larger ones are a lot easier.

Happy Crafting

Step 6: If You Use Paint...

These are pictures of what the Sun Catchers look like with paint.

<p>Proof of Concept:<br><br>Clear Labels from:<br><a href="http://www.sheetlabels.com" rel="nofollow">http://www.sheetlabels.com<br></a><a href="http://www.sheet-labels.com/labels/SL515" rel="nofollow">http://www.sheet-labels.com/labels/SL515</a></p><p>XK (Crystal Clear, Gloss, Weatherproof)<br>x2x25 (50 labels) - $ 22.49<br><br>CD / DVD Template used:<br><br>LibreOffice (A4)<br><a href="http://templates.libreoffice.org/template-center/a4-neato-cd-dvd-template" rel="nofollow">http://templates.libreoffice.org/template-center/a...<br></a>(Converted to Letter (PDF) - Attached)</p><p>I added a little (Whiteboard Marker) to one of them<br>just to show one with some color.</p>
<p>Last, as I mentioned. Some can be converted and 3d Printed.<br><br>Here are some examples.<br><br>They'll only be up for a week. A week from today. Until<br>Monday, Jan 11, 2016.<br><br>Get 'em while they last:<br><br><a href="http://svg2stl.com/download/568af500bec8558a54ca97fe" rel="nofollow">http://svg2stl.com/download/568af500bec8558a54ca97...</a></p><p><a href="http://svg2stl.com/download/568af373bec8558a54ca97fc" rel="nofollow">http://svg2stl.com/download/568af373bec8558a54ca97...</a></p>
<p>Dabblings didn't quite come through.<br><br>I'm attaching an image here.<br><br>Software I used is Inkscape.</p><p>Some are my own.<br><br>Others I pulled from search (free, public).</p>
<p>My first time seeing this. Just some thoughts.<br><br>Couldn't designs be printed on clear CD labels?<br><br>Then, before applying the label, cutout some areas,<br>then, apply watercolor, or I don't know, whatever<br>paint they're using to fill the space in-between?<br><br>Clear CD Labels are cheap, would save a LOT of<br>cutting, would provide a sturdy source for cutting<br>before applying, and would provide a framework<br>for kind of paint by the numbers stencil.</p><p>Good idea?<br><br>Haven't tried it yet. But, I'm about to.</p>
<p>Still waiting on some clear CD labels. They're HARD to come by.<br><br>(Maybe it's just the holiday season.)<br><br>And they're costly. About $ 34 for 40 labels.<br><br>In the meantime I've been busy playing with circular designs.<br><br>And I found a FREE template for Libre Office. It's here:<br><br>By default it's size A4. If that works for you, fine. Otherwise,<br>it will need to be converted to letter.</p><p><a href="http://templates.libreoffice.org/template-center/a4-neato-cd-dvd-template" rel="nofollow">http://templates.libreoffice.org/template-center/a...<br><br></a>It's also in the CD Labels SVG file below.</p><p>And I've attached quite a few of my dabblings for those who may be<br>interested.<br><br>Some of these can just be converted to 3D and printed. <br><br>Here's a great, simple site for this:<br><br><a href="http://svg2stl.com/" rel="nofollow">http://svg2stl.com/</a></p><p><br>This has been FUN to play with.</p><p><br>Thank you for sharing.<br><br>Here's something back.<br><br>I'll let you know how (or IF) the clear labels<br>work.<br><br></p>
<p>AutumnG1 Sorry for the misunderstanding. You can make them with paint as I stated in the directions. I should have showed you that picture too.</p>
I'm not understanding how these are called suncatchers when they are covered with solid paper. They are indeed cute, but I would call them something else less misleading.
<p>This is a great way to decorate a window area</p>
Thanks. They are so cute!

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