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Picture Perfect CD Photo Clip

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Picture your child in this perfect CD photo clip. It's great for your desk at work and it takes up minimal space.
 

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
    • Ball, 3"
  • Blue acrylic paint
  • Recycled CD (from junk mail or promo materials)
  • Silver aluminum craft wire, 18- to 20-gauge, 24" length
  • Silver metallic trim, 1/4" x 1/3 yd.
  • Assorted acrylic gems and sequins
  • Serrated knife
  • Candle stub or paraffin
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Wooden skewer
  • Medium flat paintbrush
  • Disposable palette
  • Water basin
  • Paper towels
  • Scissors
  • Wire cutters
  • Needlenose pliers
  • Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
  • Thick, white craft glue

Steps:

  1. Wax serrated knife with candle stub or paraffin. Cut foam ball in half; set aside one half for future project.
     
  2. Insert skewer into flat side of half-ball. Holding skewer, paint half-ball blue. Place skewer in heavy glass or jar to dry.
     
  3. Use glue gun to secure half-ball to center of recycled CD.
     
  4. Cut three 6"-8" lengths from wire. Use fingers and pliers to create flat spirals in one end of each wire length. Glue and insert straight wire ends 1/2" deep into foam at different angles as shown.
     
  5. Glue assorted gems and sequins to foam surface. Glue metallic trim around base of ball; trim excess.

 

®™ Trademark of The Dow Chemical Company ("Dow") or an affiliated company of Dow. For more project ideas, please see styrofoamstyle.com.

 

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