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Jewel Box Shelf

Contest Photo by: jenellescott
Spokane, WA
Category: Functional


Decorative shelf for craft supplies or treasures, made out of empty CD cases.


Jewel boxes from 17 CD's.
Scrapbook paper.
Adhesive-I used silicon adhesive. Strength of your adhesive depends on what you want your shelf to hold.

How to Make

  • Open CD case and pop out center CD holder.

  • Remove paper insert from back cover, and use as a pattern to cut a piece of scrapbook paper.

  • Fold scrapbook paper and insert into empty case.

  • Glue jewel boxes together to make shelf unit. 4 for each shelf, and one extra for the top. Arrange them so the pretty side of the scrapbook paper is seen: outside, top, front, depending on which part of the shelf.

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