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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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very nice proget

patricialopezsomoza 5105561

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


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.

lkradebaugh 7803703

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

rosieandtess 1172235

To many steps for this project doable.

crofootnan 1246061

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 .


fabric gets wet, cork is a better solution.

matchmeone 6417741

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?

connieayling13 4040981

This is a great project! I have a couple hundred CD's saved, just looking for fun projects to do with them (found a great Christmas ornament one recently) but these would be great little gifts. Question though...what is the purpose of the primer?


Thanks ladies! Just FYI I have been using these like crazy and they are working great!

Crafts by Amanda

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