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Recycled CD Coasters



These fun Recycled CD Coasters from Amanda Formaro are a great way to put old CD's to good use.  This fun collection of coasters makes a great gift and is so budget friendly.  CD crafts like this are also great for group activities and craft nights with your kids.

CD Coasters


  • Recycled CDs or DVDs
  • Colorful fabric
  • Sand paper
  • White spray primer
  • Felt
  • Hot glue gun
  • Sharp scissors
  • Mod Podge Hard Surface


  1. Trace a CD onto your fabric. Repeat for as many different fabrics you want to use.

    CD Coasters
  2. Lightly sand off the side of the CD that has a design or writing on it. You don't have to sand everything off, just take the gloss coat off.

    CD Coasters
  3. Spray 2 coats of primer onto the CDs, allowing for proper dry time in between coats.

    CD Coasters
  4. Cut the circles out of the fabric, cutting them a little smaller than the traced circle to allow for some "border" around your coasters.
  5. For each coaster, cut a 3-inch circle from the felt.

    CD Coasters
  6. When primer is dry, hot glue the felt circles to the bottom of the Cds.

    CD Coasters
  7. To the top of the CD add a coat of Mod Podge. Gently press the fabric circle onto the coated CD and press out any wrinkles or creases. Allow to dry for 20 minutes before continuing.

    CD Coasters
  8. Apply two coats of Mod Podge to the top of the CD over the fabric, allow 2 hours dry time in between coats.

    CD Coasters

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Jun 17, 2014

very nice proget


May 21, 2013

too many steps for me, isn't there a simpler way. I have so many cds i'll never get done


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May 19, 2013

To make them absorbent glue down a layer of sheet cork (it comes in a roll at the big box hardware stores for about $8). Not sure how gluing fabric plus the Mod Podge over it would affect the absorbency of the fabric but it's cheap enough that some experimenting wouldn't break the budget.


May 19, 2013

They look easy enough and very practical, I have several CDs and some pretty fabric so I'll give them a go.


May 5, 2013

To many steps for this project doable.


Apr 8, 2013

instead of using felt . i used craft foam . they have it in sheets that are 8 x 10 . and it dont slide across the table .


Mar 10, 2013

fabric gets wet, cork is a better solution.


Mar 4, 2013

i think they are very pretty, but coasters are made to absorb liquid from your drinking glass... these would not do that... how could you make them more absorbant?


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