File Under Good Idea: CD Cases as Photo Frames

File Under Good Idea: CD Cases as Photo Frames

Jess Watson
Apr 15, 2010

I don't know about you, but I still have a box of CD jewel cases tucked away in the recesses of my closet (for those of you born after 1990, CDs are what we used before MP3s and iTunes). This nifty DIY project uses those cases to display a collection of photos perfect for an office inspiration wall, a kid's room or a hallway display.

Standard CD cases are 5 3/8 inches wide by 4 5/8 inches high so photos would need to be trimmed to this size, but once that is done, placing them into the cases is a cinch. Sunset Magazine suggests backing each photo with cardboard before shutting the case. Then, you can use velcro to attach the cases to the wall for an easy way to take down the cases and swap out the photos.

While CD cases won't house your prized photographs, most of us are snapping pictures on a weekly basis. This is an easy and low cost way to get your photos from your computer hard drive and onto your wall.

(Image: Rob D. Brodman and Jess Chamberlain / Sunset Magazine)

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