CD Candle Holder

convert an old CD into a candle holder.

CD Candle Holder

What you need

Old CD'S
Small foil pie tray
Oven tray
Access to oven


Place the foil pie tray onto an oven tray. If you can not find a small pie tray use a metal dish to melt the CD over. Remember to always use Gloves.

Heat the oven to 150-200 Deg Celsius.

Gently place a CD on the foil cup, with the label side up.

Place it into the heated oven for around 10 minutes.

Using an oven glove, push the CD down into the pie tray.Β It should be flexible enough to sink into the tray and shape.

Allow it to cool and harden.

Always melt CD’s in a well ventilated area.

The Images for this project were contributed by “Altered Angel”


  1. If you have old CDr you can remove the silver label so you have clear disks for a different look.
    Take a point of a knife and lightly go around the edge of the label. Once that is done take some packing tape or duct tape and press it across the surface. Once you lift the tape the silver part should come loose.

  2. it’s cute! ;D if you’ve got a bunch of CDs you could stack them and put one of those skinny candles in it???? maybe? πŸ™‚

  3. kinda cool….very interesting way to reuse old CD’s

  4. I thought that this project was a great experience, and that is was great to use as a gift. It required some resurces that might not always be available to younger children without adult super vision.

  5. kinda cute

  6. Could you use a ball of aluminim foil and let the CD drape over the ball to make the holder?

  7. I thought this was a great idea. I always look for the unusual and love it. Thanks,glenda

  8. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says:

    I think using more than one disc would be interesting, you would need to make sure they overlapped and I don’t think they would come out too flat but I am curious. Someone give it a go and let me know how it went.

  9. love the idea, but if u had a large pie tray would it be possible to use more then 1 cd to make a extra large candle holder, for v.big candles?

  10. I always knew that one day my old CDs would have some sort of use! Are you painting them after though? What kind of paint? Can a votive be burned in it? or do I need something else under it?

  11. are you blocking the hole? do wax drippings leak from this holder?
    we were thinking of using them for “ice candles” but these release water as they burn.

  12. i really like the idea ill try it

  13. supah CooL!

  14. it is outstanding for our projects.

  15. wow!

  16. very nice work.good

  17. This is such a cool idea and it doesn’t cost you a thing! 2 THUMBS UP!!!

  18. That is so cool!! I’ll have to try it out!

  19. I have a million old cds. Great idea!!

  20. Fun idea!

  21. great idea…my friend would love it..if only my mom would let me melt one in the oven..haha…

  22. You can use spray paint to paint Cd’s but only after it has been melted

  23. can you use regular craft paint for this?

  24. great

  25. COOL

  26. Excellent fun, my teenager daughters made these for gifts for their friends

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