Step 1: I Made It at TechShop Planter
Using a program like Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw, set-up 1 - 4 different designs to be etched onto the covers of your Jewel Cases. To make things easy a square of 4.75" can serve as your art board area. (Actual size is 4.75" wide by 4.715" high if you want to be exact.) I chose plant oriented quotes along with plant / vine type borders.
Using a Laser Cutter, import your designs into the machine and set the values to etch plastic/acrylic. You may need to do some testing to find the best setting so make sure you have a few extra jewel cases. You can of course use both sides of a case for your testing but only one side for you final product. I etched mine at TechShop - Pittsburgh using their Trotec 300 laser cutter using the default settings for plastic/acrylic on the laser.
For information on TechShop visit them at www.techshop.ws .