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Published on August 26th, 2013 | by Kristen Swain


Teen Room CD Hanging

Decorating a teen room is not the easiest thing to do. Several years ago, I was inspired by a Hannah Montana CD that had all these CDs hanging around her. I thought they were really cute, colorful and totally fun for a teen. I created a small teen room CD hanging for my minion’s room, and since then we’ve added on to the hanging a few times, because, you know, it’s pretty rad and all, and bigger is better.

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I honestly think this is a universal decor, both for boys and girls, maybe for a man cave if your man is into music.  It’s rainbow in one effect, but it also is mirrors and reflects to make the room seem bigger.

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The basic tools you will need are – binder rings – I bought 1-inch rings.  You can get then in a bulk bag at your office supply store. A drill with drill bit. I believe it was a 3/8th bit. a wood block to drill into, and CDs. I got the ones that are silver colored. There are some that have a colored coating, so use whatever you choose.

Begin by marking a dot at top of the CD. You need to make sure you do not put your hole so far into the center that the binder rings don’t hang freely.

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Also, make sure you are not right at the edge of the CD. Drill the hole. Turn the CD around and use a ruler if needed and drill another hole across from the first one.

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Do this for each CD you use. You can drill single holes for the final CD in a row, but you’ll have to drill them if you add more CDs at a later time. I would love to do an entire wall of them.

Attach together with a binder ring. Keep adding to your row until you have as many as you want.

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Make your hanging as large or small as you want. ours is 11 x 7. The top hole is to hang the row from a nail or screw in the wall. Our hanging is about 6 feet by 3.75 feet. Each row hangs on it’s own. If you vary where you place the hole, your CDs will hang differently and will make an interesting display … unless you are very obsessive compulsive and need things to be perfect and straight … which, I didn’t.

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I had originally had the CDs all clipped together, but found that was unnecessary. That is why ours have four holes instead of two.

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They swing gently in the breeze of the fan, reflecting light and color.



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27 Responses to Teen Room CD Hanging

  1. Hi,
    I am Annalise’s friend.My mother and I very much enjoy your creative ideas and posts.My little brother and sister are nut jobs so I don’t have time to do these things also she now has a new schedule so she can’t do this.But anyway my mother and I very much enjoy these things>I personaly love the Hogs and Kisses lol.Even though this one is not posted i love Annalise’s clay unicorns they are adorable.

    • cmiy says:

      Hi Ciera! thank you so much for your comments! Annalise tells me that you and your mom like to come and see my latest creations, THANK YOU for being a loyal reader, and I hope you and your mom get to try some of the crafts sometime soon! hugs!!

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  6. Crisha says:

    My daughter and
    i are doing the cd wall art right now butj our holes from the drill are not smooth. How did you make yours so smooth?

    • cmiy says:

      Hi Crisha, so sorry your holes are not drilling smooth. I think you may not have a sharp drill bit. Also are you drilling down into a scrap of wood, that helps a lot. I use the side that I drilled down into. If you are finding one side smoother then the other, drill from that direction. Hope that helps!

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  8. Jennifer says:

    Stumbled over from the blog hop on bloggymoms.com. This is my first bloghop! I poked around on your blog for a bit and came to this awesome post! I have all boys, but I think they would love this. Makes me wish I never got rid of all those discs AOL used to send back in the day…

    • cmiy says:

      Hi Jennifer! thanks for stopping by! yes, this is a great idea for teens that love music. it’s really been a popular one, and get those buys to help you create it, they’ll have some fun!!

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  23. L80XTC says:

    Great idea! I remember seeing pictures of bead curtains back in the 50s and 60s. With a curtain rod or dowel over a doorway, you could even use the CD wall hanging as a bead curtain. I believe the movement would also create dancing reflections on the walls, especially if the room has a ceiling fan! Disco ball or chandelier effect!

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