Easy-Peasy CD Sleevesey

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Intro: Easy-Peasy CD Sleevesey

Make a double CD/DVD sleeve from an ordinary sheet of paper. No cutting required!

Step 1: Materials

Get a blank sheet of letter sized (regular) paper (other sizes like A4 may work).
I used some scrap paper from my printer.

Also, get a CD or DVD.

Step 2: Place the CD

Place the CD/DVD in the center of the paper, and about 2/3rds of the way up.
(After a few tries, you'll be able to judge the right spot more easily).

Step 3: Fold # 1

Using the CD/DVD as a guide, fold the bottom of the paper over the CD as shown.
You can make a loose fold then remove the CD to make a better fold.
Make sure this fold is straight!

Note: The more accurate and firm your folds are, the better this will work.

Step 4: Fold # 2

Now fold one of the sides behind as shown. Again, use the CD/DVD as a guide of where to fold and make the fold straight.

Note: The more accurate and firm your folds are, the better this will work.

Step 5: Fold # 3

Repeat this process for the other side, and it should look like this.

Note: The more accurate and firm your folds are, the better this will work.

Step 6: "The Tuck"

Turn the sleeve over and grab the two folds you just made, then tuck one inside the other as shown.

Step 7: Position Is Strength

This sleeve holds 2 CD/DVDs, but if you are using just one, place it in the side with the tuck to prevent the sleeve from coming undone.

Congratulations! You've recycled some scrap paper into something useful.

The next step shows a variation of the sleeve.

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    guitarmonk15nitrox027

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Easy-Peasy CD Sleevesy, Easy-Peasy CD Sleevesy, Easy-Peasy CD Sleevesy, Easy-Peasy CD Sleevesy, Easy-Peasy CD Sleevesy. Beat That!

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    emmjul

    11 years ago on Introduction

    If you punsh two holes in the top you can collect them in a folder. I like it

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    sharath

    12 years ago

    A nice & simple project. I tried it & it worked. One little suggestion: Make sure that all the folds are neat & firm.

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    CameronSS

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I burned a LOT of DVDs that I made for my church's 50th anniversary. I put a couple in jewel cases before I ran out. I put ten in store-bought sleeves before they ran out. Finally, I put twenty-one in these paper sleeves, using a discarded legal pad. Great, simple system. I like.

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    OniLinkSword

    11 years ago

    LoL. I used to do this all the time when I was trying to protect a CD I was given or I didn't have a case at the time. Nice to see I wasn't the only one that had this idea. _

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    bluelion

    12 years ago

    no cutting, and no glue ... I modified it for one cd/dvd with a bigger "margin" and leaving the "tucked" folds to the back of the cd.... this covers most of the cd leaving .5" visible at the top

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    bluelion

    12 years ago

    use a bone folder or a plastic ruler over the folds...