Instead of buying frames, and throwing away used jewel cases, make the cases serve as picture mounts. This instructable will show you how. Any number of photos or souvenir programs, cards, memories, etc., can be mounted this way very cheaply, and you are  being green by recycling or reusing the cases.  Make them different sizes for variety, and they can be displayed on a wall by adding the appropriate hanger(s).

Step 1: Get a Case and some tools together

These cases are everywhere, it seems, I used to get them at work  from manufacturers reagents (chemicals) that included one case with every lot. They can also be purchased and are a good source for small pieces of plastic.  Tools are simple: straight edge, box cutter knife or craft knife, a drill or drill press to make holes in the plastic, some paper and some glue. An awl or ice pick is handy for making holes.
The wall in my guest bathroom is made of stupid marble (previous owners) so I can't hang a picture so I have been using CD cases for awhile to put up pics that would normally live out their life on my computer, your way is way better and would look great on a desk or a stupid marble wall. I just wanted to show you what a whole bunch would look like. I use removable adhesive foam tabs to keep them on the wall but every now and again one falls down. Great 'ible Cman, you are amazingly prolific!
Thanks Ninzer, I value your feedback!&nbsp; Cman<br />
This is a great use for something that would normally be discarded. Thanks for the tip regarding a glass bit, I cracked the plastic everytime drilled. I will try this.

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