Almost everyone has some old CDs around. They’re fun to use in all kinds of crafts, being so shiny and catching light. This personalized door hanger with a person’s name is inexpensive and easy to make.
This project would make a fun hanger for a front door or bedroom too. Or for parties. You just need a few things, and some of them you might already have around. You can do this with either the elderly or with children.
long curling ribbon
Fancy bow (or make one)
Pompom or large bead (nose)
Googly eyes — or make them with the markers
Permanent black and red markers
Either acrylic paint or that 3D puffy paint
First tie a long thread through the hole of the CD to make the hanger. Then glue or attach on whatever bow you are using for the hat. You’ll be able to see how far down it comes and where to start the face. You can take some 3D paint and straw on a few wiggly lines on the sides of the head for more hair. You could also glue on some ribbon, yarn, doll hair, etc.
Then either draw on the eyes with markers and a dab of paint, or glue on googly eyes. Also make lashes and eyebrows. For the rouge, rub on a little red marker or paint with your finger. Glue on the pompom for the nose. A bead would work too. I like to make the mouth out of the 3D paint because it shows up better and goes on easily. Let everything dry very well.
Cut a triangle out of the large doily and glue it onto the back of the CD for the skirt. Make the wings out of triangles of a smaller doily, and also glue them on. The last couple things I did was print the name on the bottom of the CD with the 3D paint. Then I attached the curled ribbon at the chin.
When all the glue and paint is dry, it’s ready to hang up. You can make these in any color that you like.
If you don’t have any old CDs right now, you probably will in the future because they say CDs will soon be a thing of the past. And they might be hard to get hold of then. So don’t throw them away! They can be used for all kinds of creative ideas. This is just one of them. I use them for many different things.
Editor’s Note: Be sure to also see Crafts For The Elderly.