How To: Turn Your CD Cases Into a Photo Cube

Kelly Wilkinson, from the lovely craft blog Make Grow Gather, is guest blogging this week at another one of our favorites, Design Mom. Yesterday she posted this simple "upcycling" project that seems like the perfect Saturday afternoon activity. We've seen photo cubes before, but this one ups the ante by acting as a candleholder too. The blurry blown-up images Kelly chose give the finished product an edgy, modern feel. Learn how she did it after the jump...

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Kelly's helpful step-by-step on flickr shows how she dismantled a bunch of old jewel cases and glued them together into a cube. She printed her images on vellum so that the candle would produce a nice soft glow. Then, using the CD label as a template, she cut her images to fit and inserted them on all sides. Lastly she finished the whole thing off with a grosgrain ribbon to hide the telltale edges of the CD cases.

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Maybe it's embarrassing to admit we've still got a few jewel cases lying around, but hey, we always knew we'd find a use for them someday.

Head over to Make Grow Gather for more of Kelly's projects.

(Via Design Mom)