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Card Collector Frame Craft

How to Make a Frame Using a CD Case


Card Collector Frame Craft

Card Collector Frame Craft

Submitted by Eric
Follow these instructions to make a frame to display your collectible baseball, Pokemon, or other cards from old Cd cases.

  • Age Guideline: 5 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.


Materials Needed:

Cut a piece of construction paper into a square that will fit into the cd case. Place your card in the center of the square and trace around it. Cut out the rectangle you traced, cutting it about 1/4-inch smaller than the line you traced. Put a dab of glue in each corner of your square, on the opposite side of your trace lines. Open the cd case and stick your square on the inside of the clear cd case cover.

Cut a strip of construction paper about 1-inch wide and 5-inches long. Cut another piece of construction paper about 1-inch wide and 4-inches long. Lay your card down, center over the hole you cut in the center of your square. Lay the strips of paper over the back of the card. Tape the edges of your strips so they hold your card in place. Make sure the tape does not get on the card.

Close the cd case. Glue a pop can tab on the back of the cd case towards the top and you can hang up your Frame on your wall, or add some magnet strips to the back and hang it on your fridge! You can do like what Eric did in this photo and attach chenille stem to either side on the top for hanging. You can even add stickers and other miscellaneous things to decorate your frame.

The photo here was submitted by Éric.

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