Altered Art Fall Hanging
- Recycled CD
- Autumn/Halloween-themed paper
- Cardstock, in complementary colors
- Assorted green beads, six
- Gold wire, 28-gauge, 8” length
- Wooden circles, two
- Embellishments: leaf-shaped buttons, quilled pumpkin, mini silk sunflowers, stickers, rub-on transfers
- Black brads
- Halloween/fall print ribbons, 1/8”-5/8”-wide
- Natural raffia
- Circle punches: 1/8”, 1-1/4”, 2”
- Small hand drill
- Black ink pad
- Adhesives: tape/dot runners, pop-up dots
- 1. Use CD as template to cut two circles from print paper. Adhere center area only onto back and front of CD. (Note: Leave edges unglued for now, so ribbon embellishments can be easily adhered to back sides of CD coverings.)
- 2. Punch two 2” circles from cardstock, then punch out 1-1/4” circle from center of each. Adhere circle “rings” together. Tie various ribbons onto ring as shown.
- 3. Apply “Happy Thanksgiving” rub-on transfer (or transfer of choice) onto one wooden circle. Apply “BOO!” rub-on transfer (or sentiment of choice) onto orange cardstock. Trim sentiment into tag shape; ink edges and attach brad onto top of tag.
- 4. Punch, cut, or stamp “Patch”’ onto copper-colored cardstock. Trim closely and mat onto dark green cardstock. Punch 1/8” hole in lower left side of cardstock. Attach small raffia bow to top right corner.
- 5. Adhere “Happy Halloween” ribbon at angle onto top of CD front, wrapping ends to back and securing in place using tape runners. Cut ribbon for hanger; adhere ends onto back of CD under paper circle. Adhere edges of front and back print circles onto CD.
- 6. Tie ribbon scraps onto leaf-shaped buttons; adhere onto CD front. Adhere quilled pumpkin onto remaining wooden circle; drill small hole through stem and wooden circle. Insert gold wire length through hole; wrap around stem to secure. Thread green beads onto wire. Poke wire end through cardstock on bottom of CD so pumpkin hangs below design.
- 7. Continue layering elements and other embellishments onto CD using pop-up dots. Let dry.
- 1. Plan your design before adhering elements on a scratch piece of copy paper, so you can easily change the layout until you’re satisfied with the design.
by Loretta Mateik