Turn CD's Into Pretty Bowls Tutorial (Featured Guest Blogger)

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I am so thrilled that Julia has asked me to take over her blog for the day. I consider it a huge honor especially because I am one of her biggest fans!
My name is Lacie and I am the “crafter” behind Create Attempts. My blog is a place for me to share my successes and failures at cooking, crafting, sewing, kids projects, and well whatever else I get myself into lol. I live in Montana (gasp I know) and yes it might actually be snowing right this minute ha ha. I am a happy wife and mother of a five year old little boy. I also work in marketing in the dental field and every month I create and deliver a little gift to local offices. I love sharing these ideas because I think they make great gifts for friends and neighbors so come and take a peak.
Ok now lets get down to business. I am obsessed with little bowls and dishes. I love to use them for jewelry, treats, and treasures. I was inspired to make these because I saw some great things made out of old records but I really wanted them on a smaller scale so I came up with this…..

I used a oven safe bowl about the shape I wanted mine to be and covered it with aluminum foil. Then I placed an old CD on top and let it bake in the oven at 400 degrees for about 5 minutes. After removing it from the oven I used hot pads to form it to the shape of the bowl. I did have some odd fumes and have no idea if they are bad for you so I do suggest to open a window while they bake them.
My first attempt looked like this…
But once I had it down I got this…….
I decided to pretty them up so first I glued cardstock over the hole in the middle on the top and the bottom, them I used mod podge  and paper on one, I glittered one, and I painted one. (hold on for the reveal lol)
I also decided to make a fabric bowl I cut some fabric to cover the size of bowl I wanted to make. Then I wrapped the bowl I wanted to use as my mold in plastic wrap. After that I coated the fabric with Stiffy (the fabric stiffener) and shaped it to the bowl.…..
IMG_8332  This took about two days to dry!
This is how all of my new little bowls turned out……
IMG_8436Yes I might have a lip gloss obsession as well lol. What do you think of them? 
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Well that’s all I have for you today, now go bake some CD’s!
Thank you again Julie this has been so much fun.

A big THANKS to Lacie from Creative Attempts! This was such a fantastic idea. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I cant wait to get started on makeing some of these bowls of my own.

If you haven't already discovered Creative Attempts you should definitely head on over there. Lacie does such a great job with all her projects. My favorite thing about her blog is not only all her neat ideas but that she also keeps it so down to earth. She has posted on many occasions the projects that did not turn out quite so well. Which is encouragement to us all.

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  1. Cute project!

    And I love the new background!

  2. that's so cool! Very different and cool. Knowing me I'd burn myself on the hot Cd's. lol

  3. That's what I can do with all my CD's that I've already loaded onto my iPod! Great. Though your first attempt that kinda looked like an ashtray...made me laugh!!!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner

  4. these are cool!love the idea... thanks for visitng my blog, you're one of my fave and i'd definitely love to feature your blog too! just wait for the sched okay?
    have a nice day!

  5. These are fabulous. I have made bowls from records...but the thought never crossed my mind to do it with CD's...BRILLIANT!

  6. I did this with big record for a 50's style murder mystery party once. I think I'm still too in love with my CDs. lol.

  7. WHAT!?!?!? WOW! No way, that is the coolest project EVER!!!

  8. Stopping from SITS! Now I have something I can do with that Helen Reddy Cd my dad gave me.

  9. Thank you again for the feature it was a blast.

  10. Cute idea - I'm laughing at how many lip glosses you have! Too funny.

    Just letting you know we gave you an award over on our blog: http://ificould-ificould.blogspot.com/2010/05/wow-award.html

  11. What a good way to make old plastic useful. http://postpartumillness.com/?q=node/350


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