Recycled Craft Idea: Make these easy CD coasters!

Last week my husband came home from work and told me he had brought me home a GIFT! YAY for gifts, right? Was it diamonds? Chocolate? Maybe a trip to a spa? Nope, my husband brought me home a stack of old CDs from work that were about to be thrown in the trash! Well, at least my ‘live green’ message is getting through to somebody, right? Since I now had a stack of old CDs to use, I started to look through recycled craft ideas on Pinterest to figure out what do do with them. You would be amazed at how many recycled crafts there are on the internet! Seriously…I don’t think people should throw anything away without a quick search online to find a new use for your stuff! If you find yourself with a few leftover CDs or DVDs and need a creative way to use them here are a few easy directions on how to turn them into some cute CD coasters!

NOTE:  The CDs my husband brought home were small…not a standard sized CD. These directions will for for whatever sized CD you have!

Recycled Craft Idea: CD Coaster

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CDs or DVDs
Krylon Indoor/Outdoor White Spray Primer
Colorful fabric
Hard Surface Mod Podge
Medium sized paintbrush
sharp fabric scissor
pen or pencil for tracing
hot glue gun


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1. Trace your CDs onto your fabric and your felt. You will want one piece of circular felt and one fabric circle for each CD coaster you want to make.

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2. Spray each side of the CD with 2 coats of white primer, letting it dry between each coat. This took very little time for the primer I used.

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3. Cut out the circles from the fabric and felt

4. Once the final coat of primer is dry on the CD, you want to hot glue the felt circles onto one side.

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5. To the top of each CD apply a thin layer of Mod Podge. Lay a fabric circle on top and smooth out any wrinkles.

6. Let dry 20 minutes and apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the top of the fabric.

7. Let fabric dry for 2 hours and apply a second coat of Mod Podge. Let dry at least 2 hours before storing or using.

Easy Recycled Craft CD Coasters

These are a cheap and easy way to make LOTS of coasters. Perfect for college dorm rooms, an outdoor party, or any other place where you have a need for coasters but very little money to spend. I found cute coordinating fabrics at Michaels but you could use whatever you happen to have lying around the house.

Have you made any recycled crafts recently?

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6 thoughts on “Recycled Craft Idea: Make these easy CD coasters!”

  1. This project reminded me of the commercials where the couple collected all the AOL disks that came in the mail and made wall art out of them. The coasters would be better suited for long term use. Great post!

  2. I’m going to try this with my art club at school. I have 2 questions. 1st,, why is the primer needed?
    2nd, could I use paper instead of material?


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