Introduction: CD Sun Catcher With Paper

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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

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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

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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

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

Step 4: Fill in the Pieces

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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

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

Happy Crafting

Step 6: If You Use Paint...

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

Comments

unkerjay made it! (author)2016-01-17

Proof of Concept:

Clear Labels from:
http://www.sheetlabels.com
http://www.sheet-labels.com/labels/SL515

XK (Crystal Clear, Gloss, Weatherproof)
x2x25 (50 labels) - $ 22.49

CD / DVD Template used:

LibreOffice (A4)
http://templates.libreoffice.org/template-center/a...
(Converted to Letter (PDF) - Attached)

I added a little (Whiteboard Marker) to one of them
just to show one with some color.

unkerjay (author)2016-01-04

Last, as I mentioned. Some can be converted and 3d Printed.

Here are some examples.

They'll only be up for a week. A week from today. Until
Monday, Jan 11, 2016.

Get 'em while they last:

http://svg2stl.com/download/568af500bec8558a54ca97...

http://svg2stl.com/download/568af373bec8558a54ca97...

unkerjay (author)2016-01-04

Dabblings didn't quite come through.

I'm attaching an image here.

Software I used is Inkscape.

Some are my own.

Others I pulled from search (free, public).

unkerjay (author)2015-12-30

My first time seeing this. Just some thoughts.

Couldn't designs be printed on clear CD labels?

Then, before applying the label, cutout some areas,
then, apply watercolor, or I don't know, whatever
paint they're using to fill the space in-between?

Clear CD Labels are cheap, would save a LOT of
cutting, would provide a sturdy source for cutting
before applying, and would provide a framework
for kind of paint by the numbers stencil.

Good idea?

Haven't tried it yet. But, I'm about to.

unkerjay (author)unkerjay2016-01-04

Still waiting on some clear CD labels. They're HARD to come by.

(Maybe it's just the holiday season.)

And they're costly. About $ 34 for 40 labels.

In the meantime I've been busy playing with circular designs.

And I found a FREE template for Libre Office. It's here:

By default it's size A4. If that works for you, fine. Otherwise,
it will need to be converted to letter.

http://templates.libreoffice.org/template-center/a...

It's also in the CD Labels SVG file below.

And I've attached quite a few of my dabblings for those who may be
interested.

Some of these can just be converted to 3D and printed.

Here's a great, simple site for this:

http://svg2stl.com/


This has been FUN to play with.


Thank you for sharing.

Here's something back.

I'll let you know how (or IF) the clear labels
work.

Makermom2 made it! (author)2015-10-30

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.

AutumnG1 (author)2015-10-30

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.

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2015-10-18

This is a great way to decorate a window area

Thanks. They are so cute!

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