Tuesday 23 April 2013

Altered Round CD Case

I altered this CD case which is holding my circular knitting needles.  The echinacea was simply cut out of thick woven cotton, each piece separately.  I stitched around the pieces and then coloured them with markers.  The head of the flower is done in french knots.

I love how the butterfly turned out, he was drawn onto thin cotton and then embroidered.  His body, legs and antenna are drawn in ink.

The zipper pull is an earring I haven't worn in ages, and I took the second one apart and glued down the beads.

The lyric was printed on tissue paper and Mod Podged, and it's still wet in this photo but will dry completely clear.  It says 'and I think to myself, what a wonderful world'  for those who are curious.

I know that I'm going to be changing a few things on this because it doesn't feel right to me yet. 

The basic construction is similar to the little tutorial I posted here

And here is the before.

I was in the process of removing the zipper and handle, and remembered to take a shot.


  1. Very cute! I never would have guessed what it looked like originally.


  2. Thank you for sharing your project on A Crafty Soiree! I'll be featuring you this week and I hope you'll be by to see it and link up more of your fabulous ideas! I can't believe how amazing your new needle holder looks after your completely transformed it. What an amazing functional piece of art.

    1. Thank you so much, that's very nice of you to say, and thank you for deciding to feature my project too!

  3. You did a lovely job on the case cover!