Introduction: Retro CD Wallet
Use old 5 1/4 inch floppy disc sleeves to make a CD wallet. Raid the company archives, scour the thrift store or just ask any packrat for a fistful of old floppy discs. They have cloth already on the inside to protect your CD or DVD (just in time for it to become obsolete).
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Step 1: Gather Supplies
Please note that this project is inspired by one featured in ReadyMade.
A number of 5 1/4 inch floppy discs
Two binder rings
Scissors or a paper cutter
A hefty hole punch
Sticker residue cleaner and paper towels (optional)
Step 2: Clean the Discs
Use GooGone or DeSolveIt to soften and remove the 30 year old stickers. Wipe away the residue with paper towels. It may take a few cleanings to completely remove them. You might want to leave the stickers on but i wanted a more clean look. Take care to not get the cleaner inside the disc - the fabric inside will soak up the citrus cleaner and might damage the discs you put in later.
Step 3: Cut One Side Off
Use the scissors or paper cutter to trim off one edge of the floppy. I cut off the edge with the two small tabs already cut out to make an even edge. You can pull out the disc and either discard it or come up with some wonderful use (I've been saving mine until I can come up with a suitable use for them).
Step 4: Punch Holes
Using a three-hole-punch will make sure that the holes are spaced the same distance. You may want to measure to ensure that they all are spaced the same distance from the edge. I just centered the disc sleeves on the hole punch and they lined up quite well.
Step 5: Assemble the CD Wallet
Just put the floppy sleeves on the binder rings and stock your wallet with CDs or DVDs.