I am inspired by Quilted CD Ornaments over at FaveCrafts to reuse old CDs to make Christmas decorations for gifts and present embellishments. Last Christmas I swooned over them. This Christmas I made them.
They are not really quilted (I couldn't quilt to save myself). The CD is the base and the material folds and glues onto the CD to produce the lovely star effect - nice and easy is my style.
Instead of thin cotton as demonstrated by FaveCrafts, I used upholstery off-cuts saved from landfill. The thicker material makes for a fantastic ornament but I found it hard to glue the little pieces into places.
Following the same folding and gluing process, I used food packaging (ice cream wrappers) to make a fantastically shiny decoration. It's much thinner, lighter and ever so sparkly. But, the correct glue is the answer for this project. Hot glue gun is too hot and PVA glue is too thin and takes too long to dry.
Here's how I reused my old CDs, upholstery scraps and food wrappers: