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Recycled CD Holiday Ornament

By: Valerie Salmon for FISKARS BRANDS, INC

Create a personalized ornament to add to your collection by using a recycled CD! Not only does it provide a sturdy base for your ornament, but you can design some neat looks with its circular shape. This would is a great project to showcase your family’s holiday photos through the years. It’s an ideal project to use the circle cutter for. Have fun getting creative!

Recycled CD Christmas Ornament


  • Fiskars “Pine for You” Squeeze Punch (01-03771)
  • Fiskars “Sugar & Spice” Squeeze Punch (01-003773)
  • Fiskars Circle Cutter (93807097 )
  • Fiskars Adhesive Foam Set (12-2487 )
  • Fiskars 12-inch Rotary Portable Trimmer (12-9908 7097)
  • Li’l Davis Designs Tis the Season papers
  • Heidi Grace Designs Reagan’s Closet Clear Stamp (believe)
  • Cloud 9 Design Autumn Fun epoxy stickers
  • Recycled CD
  • ribbon
  • green stamp ink
  • cardstock in white and green


  1. Use a recycled CD as the ornament base.
  2. Cut one circle using the green cardstock to cover one side of the CD. Adhere.
  3.  Attach the photo to the right side of the circle. Trim off excess to maintain the circle shape.
  4. Stamp the word “believe” in a row with green ink on white cardstock. Trim a strip & adhere above the photo.
  5. Add a small strip of striped patterned paper above the word strip. Always trim any excess papers to keep the circle shape of the ornament.
  6. Place a narrow strip of red patterned paper to the left of the photo.
  7. Punch about six gingerbread man shapes using light brown cardstock. Arrange and adhere them to the green part of the ornament, to create a repeating pattern. Again, trim off excess. Add tiny epoxy circles to the gingerbread men.
  8. Punch one tree using green cardstock. Adhere in place using a foam adhesive. Add tiny epoxy circles.
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what a clever idea!!!!!! I have some of those cd's they used to send you to sign up for AOL that I can do this with! Thank you- you always have such great ideas!

This is such a lovely idea... but I see a small item of frustration right off the bat. The project instructions do not specify what adhesive to use to secure the cardstock to the CD... I looked on the Fiskars Brand website too, with no better luck.

What a fantastic idea! Mini-scrapbooking on old CDs, I'm ready to start! Fran

This sounds like a great craft to be done with small children/grandchildren. Thanks for the idea!

Maravilloso reciclado, muchas gracias por la idea. Besos.


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