15. Coaster from a CD

I was going to make something seasonal for this make.  My mum suggested some Easter Egg Hunt signs, which is a great idea and pretty simple. but as the weather has been so great I’ve been busy digging the garden and haven’t had the time to cut out and paint signs in time for Easter Monday.  Maybe I’ll make these for the next appropriate holiday…Hallowe’en?

This week I’m making a coaster from a CD.  This sounds like all you need to do is find an old CD put it on a table and set your coffee cup on it, which is exactly what I’d been doing until this week.  I’ve been looking for something to make from the many old CDs that have accumulated in our house and at last I’ve found it.

This is what you’ll need:

  • Old CD
  • Some interesting paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • PVA glue
  • Brush
  • Can of spray varnish

Trace around the CD onto the paper and cut the circle out.

Brush one side of the CD with strong PVA glue and then stick the cut out circle onto it.

If you would like to add any other pieces of paper at this point paste them on top with more PVA.

Wait until the glue is completely dry then spray with varnish.

Leave to dry completely before setting your cup on it.