We have teetering piles of orphaned cds at home, which means we have an equal number of empty cd cases. Not very glamorous on their own, but with a no-sew makeover, the cases can be turned into chunky, modern photo displays that double as candleholders.

I printed images on vellum paper so the cube gives off a gauzy glow when lit from the inside. Some of my readers told me they made different versions as gifts, personalizing them with photos from friends and family members’ trips. Once the telltale edges of the cases are covered in ribbon, no one is the wiser that this wasn’t picked up in some in-the-know boutique. But I’m such a dork that I’ll take any chance to blurt out, Isn’t this cool? I made it from CD cases!

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