DIY Jewel Case Frames: Wonderful Wall Art Faster than you can say Polar Bears!

CD Jewelcase Wall Art DisplayCome clean. Most of your walls are as bare as the day you moved in. Consider this a friendly intervention.

We found a clever project that uses CD jewel cases to make rearrangeable, refillable, photo frames for those empty walls of yours. Watch our first ever Photojojo video tutorial and see how you can get your photographs off-line and on your walls in about half an hour!

Poooooooolar Bears.

Watch our CD Case Photo Frames tutorial

As with all great recipes, this one starts with a list of goodies. Put on your apron and let’s get started!

Step 1: Gather the ingredients

You’ll need:

  1. Photographs
  2. CD Jewel Cases
  3. Cardboard
  4. Scissors
  5. A Ruler
  6. Tape (Double-sided works better, Archival if you’re picky)
  7. Velcro Tape

Got everything? Fabulous! Now the fun begins!

Step 2: Watch Our Video

Step 3: Make Yor Own Jewel Case Wall Art

Here are the 7 simple steps you just watched:

  1. Remove the plastic insides of your jewel case. Take out the paper insert and remove the perforated edges. Use this as a template from which to cut your cardboard.
  2. Cut out cardboard pieces. (To use as backing for your photographs to prevent them from buckling.)
  3. Trim your photographs to size. Your images should be exactly 5 3/8×4 5/8 to fit snugly in the back of the jewel cases. We cropped our images down from 5 x 7 prints.
  4. Attach cardboard pieces to your cropped photographs using double-sided tape.
  5. Plop your photo into the back of your jewel case, facing out. Close the jewelcase.
  6. Affix a piece of one side of the Velcro tape to the backs of your finished case, and the other side of the tape to the spots on the wall where you’ll hang your frames.
  7. Put on some music and have fun hanging your awesome new frames!

CREDIT: Mareen Fischinger took the photographs we used for this demo. Thanks, Mareen!