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Easy DIY Compact Disc Wreath

This DIY compact disc wreath is a stunner in black and white. I’m pretty sure you’ll love it as much as I do.

The recycled, never-used CDs are white, and the bow is black-and-white buffalo check. It’s very classy-looking.

Quick And Easy DIY CD Wreath

The wreath could be used year round by just removing the white berry stem I added to the bow. Since the CD’s are white you can decorate the wreath with any color bow and maybe some other add-ons. I wanted to keep this wreath simple.

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The stack of CD’s (compact disc) was in the house in the computer desk until one of my “too much stuff” purges. All of these discs are blank and I don’t see me burning any music CD’s in the future. Instead of tossing them out I put them on a shelf in the workshop waiting for inspiration to hit. It finally did.

black and white buffalo check plaid ribbon for wreath project

I pulled out a roll of black and white buffalo check plaid ribbon I purchased earlier this year when the buffalo check craze started. I’m a big fan of buffalo check. What about you guys?

lay the CD's out in a circle pattern to make a wreath

First thing I did was lay the CD’s out in a circle. No measuring anything just eyeballing. It doesn’t have to be perfect you know.

DIY CD Wreath

I pulled out my trusty glue gun and went through the circle of discs one by one adding a few drops of glue, then…..

apply pressure to the glued area until the hot glue is dry

…..pressing the two CD’s together until the glue dried (or cooled off). Again I didn’t measure I just lifted each CD and put the glue on the CD below it.

The glue gun has to be one of the greatest things ever invented. Am I right or not?

CD wreath glued together

It was surprisingly easy and the CD wreath came out looking pretty much like a wreath with no awkward jigs or jags.

making a bow for the wreath

Now to try and make a bow. I first made a little bow and it didn’t have enough umph.

make a large bow for a wreath

I put that bow aside and made a larger bow with long tails. Still not working for me.

making a buffalo check bow

I tied the two bows together with a short length of ribbon and I trimmed the tails. That looked much better but still not what I was hoping for.

add decorative bead stems to a wreath bow

I went through my big totes of Christmas décor the JTS got out of the shed attic for me earlier this week and found this stem of white berries. That will work.

(The Christmas totes and trees are down from the attic but nothing is decorated yet. Not before Thanksgiving.)

hot glue a bow to a wreath

I tied the stem of white berries to the back of the bow using the same piece of ribbon I tied the two bows together with. Then I put a large glob of hot glue on a CD and pressed the bow to it. I shaped and fluffed and tweaked and twisted the bow till it looked just right.

make a wreath using recycled CD's

DIY CD Wreath

All done and so classy looking. Black and white is almost as pretty as red and white. I didn’t have red and white buffalo check ribbon on hand or it might have been a totally different look.

As I mentioned earlier I don’t have any of my Christmas décor up so I kind of winged it with this photo. The antique mirror normally hangs in the den but I took it down to the workshop and hung it on one of my salvaged doors to make this photograph.

Once I put my Christmas decorations up I’ll add the wreath to the mirror like this because I love the way it looks.

black and white buffalo check bow and CD Wreath project idea

The wreath looks pretty good just hanging on the rustic white door too. I didn’t put a hanger on the back of the wreath because the wreath has a built in hanger.

Either hang the center of one of the discs over a nail or hang the wreath on a nail where two of the CD’s come together to make a V. That’s the way I hung the wreath on the door.

Christmas CD Wreath Recycle Project

I used sticky back Velcro hangers to stick the wreath to the mirror. The Velcro hangers work great. The DIY CD wreath is really lightweight.

make a recycled cd wreath
And that’s all there was to that. I made the disc wreath in less than an hour. Got any old compact discs laying around?

I got lucky because mine were white. The back side is shiny silver and very industrial looking. Wonder what kind of wreath I could make using that side??

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I hope you had a love filled family and friends Thanksgiving. We did. As always, thanks for being here and have a great day, Kathy

Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. What a clever idea, Kathy! It looks really pretty, especially with the loopy black & white buffalo check bow. A few months ago I got rid of two of those CD stacks and yes, I’m kicking myself now after seeing this. Pinned

  2. What a great idea! So original and the bow just seals the simple beauty. I can hardly wait to tackle my kids old box of discs taking up space in my desk. Thanks for sharing your talents of recycling.