DIY pencil holder – upcycling old CD cases

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Hello everyone!

These last few weeks have been so busy with organizing the house and getting over our post-holidays mood. My daughter started first grade and so a room-makeover was necessary! We didn’t do any dramatic changes, but it was time to get her a new desk and chair, tidy the mountain of toys(that never appearing from hidden places) and organize her school supplies. In this let’s-do-this-now mood, I got to tidy some of my things and found lots and lots of old CDs. I realized that I have a lot and quite a few of these were free from magazines or other places.

Since I am always looking for a new DIY project to do, I thought about using the CD cases and make something for my daughter’s desk area. So, I made a pencil holder with the help of my daughter, that found this project quick and easy.

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This project is quick, fun and you it is the perfect family weekend project. So, this is what we’ve done. First, we selected the CD cases and some squared paper that fits on the inside of the case.

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Then, my daughter got to draw whatever she liked on the papers.

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I used 2 CD cases and placed them upright. For the bottom of the pencil holder I used one part of the CD case. So, in total I used 2 and a half CD cases,  4 squared pieces of colored paper and a hot glue gun.

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And believe it or not, that’s it! Pencil holder done!!! We are both very pleased 🙂

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What do you think? Have you made anything interesting with old CD cases or old CDs?

I had a look around the web for ideas on how to use my old CDs and saw some simple and some more elaborate projects! Have a look at some impressive projects here !

So, which one are you doing this weekend?

Thanks for reading, liking, sharing and being kind 🙂

Demi x

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