Ever wonder about what to do with all those 3-1/2″ floppy disks that you have taking up space in your office, closet, house? Well here’s yet another idea.
First prep the disk.
- Take off the metal slide bar
- Pry open the disk just enough to pull out the floppy disk inside
- Prime the disk with white primer paint (I used rust-o-leum’s white primer spray paint)
For this project, I used yellow and lavender craft acrylic paint. Where the label and the metal slide bar were, I painted yellow. The rest was painted with lavender. Let go of making it perfect, you’ll be embellishing so much that the base coats will be hardly noticeable.
I put on 3 coats of color. You can put as many or as few as you want.
I pulled out mardi gras beads and my white pearl metallic craft paint. I painted one layer of the white pearl paint all over the disk. Already the paint imperfections are less noticeable. 🙂
I debated on whether to show each step to the finished product, when I realized that I want you to do your own thing, come up with your own ideas.
Basically what I did is cut up sections of the beads and using a very good craft glue and proceeded to put the beads all over the place. I used Duco Cement that I found at our local hardware store. Use anything that is strong, dry clear, and will adhere to plastic (if you’re using plastic beads).
I plan to use this with other disks to create a mural by adhering these to a large foam core board with double stick tape.
The main thing is to have fun and explore your own creativity.
Maureen, The Mandala Lady