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Fold Legal Paper into CD/DVD Folder December 18, 2006

Posted by caveblogem in how to, lifehack, Origami, Other.

I hate those crystal cases that come with CDs, partially because they take up space, oddly shaped space.  But I do like the little envelopes that some CDs come in, and those little sleeve things that Netflix uses for DVDs.  So I was looking for a better way to make my own sleeves.

I have seen a few CD/DVD patterns out there on the web, but they all seem unnecessarily complicated (non-standard paper sizes, etc.)  Here is a way to fold a legal-sized piece of paper into a CD/DVD folder that is almost too easy.  I have adapted it from an envelope design I saw somewhere on the web but have, as yet, been unable to re-locate.  Luckily it was easy enough to remember.  If somebody out there knows where it came from, let me know.  I’d like to credit the site.

Anyway, take a piece of regular 8.5 x 14 inch paper (the one I use here I have printed on one side a map of oil wells in Los Angeles, to make it easier to see the folds) and fold one corner flush with the other side like this (click on the thumbnail to see a larger picture):


Then unfold it and repeat that fold with the opposite corner, like this:


Then take both of them and create a squash fold in the middle, like this:

31.jpgThis part can be a little tricky for those who haven’t done a squash fold before.  Start with the bottom corner, then hold it down while you crease upward, making sure that the previous folds line up in the middle.

Then fold the top-right corner down, tucking it into the bottom corner, like this:


At this point you could put a CD or a DVD in it, like this:


And then take the top-left corner and tuck it into the bottom corner.


And that’s it.  There is enough extra room for more than one CD, plus different compartments, so that they don’t rub against one another. 


1. Anonymous - November 12, 2008


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