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101 Things to do with CDs and DVDs – how to use unwanted cds and dvds in decorative and imaginative ways.



101 THINGS TO DO WITH


CDs and DVDs

 

RECYCLING SOURCES



https://www.greendisk.com/gdsite/default.aspx –
is a great company that recycles technotrash. Worth checking out!



http://www.reducereuserecycle.co.uk/where_can_I_recycle/cds_and_dvds.php


 




Recycle them. For instance the
city of Glendale, CA, takes cds in the recycling bins. However the jewel
cases are not recyclable through the city system. Please check your own municipality.

Kirt




General

Does anyone know the
best adhesive to use for sticking CD Roms?

In response to this I have
received the following:-

In
Minneapolis there is a yearly parade of art cars – old cars transformed into rolling
masterpieces.  One guy covers his car with CDs and uses the glue one would use for
applying fake fingernails (the professional glue, not the kind in the drugstore kit).
  He says that nail glue was the most permanent adhesive he had found.”

Thanks to Jennifer Wegiarz for
this useful information as well as another suggestion for using CDs –
not that I am
suggesting you stick them all over your Dad’s car!


Apparently the trick to cutting CDs is to warm
them with a hair dryer and then use utility kitchen scissors.

Denis
Vermeirre
.


I would avoid melting or too much
cutting. I do believe there are toxins involved.

Anon

SUGGESTED
USES:-


  • Jewelry / jewellery: You can just cut any shape from
    a CD very carefully and use it as a necklace, a pin, a
    barrette…this look is very futuristic and all your friend will
    love the cool reflection effect. (Maybe you have to file the edges
    to make them smooth)

    Christine

     
  • I have stuck several CDs low
    down to a fence in a shady part of my garden which reflects sunlight
    onto the normally shaded flower bed. The extra sunlight makes plants
    that usually grow in full sun to thrive in the shady area.

Jenny

  • Glue a lid of an old sports bottle lid (the one you
    open by pulling the valve, I forget what’s it called) or a
    dish-washing detergent lid to the hole of a CD. Next, you blow a
    balloon with air then, trying not to lose any air, pop the balloon
    onto the lid. Place the hovercraft on a smooth surface, a glass
    table is good. A great toy for kids.


Eya Farev

  • Another use for CD’s.Glue on old jewelry…or the
    best is the cheap molded beads from Mardi Gras. The prestrung beads
    are glued on in rows covering the ugly side of the cd. We used hot
    glue. You can also hang loose strands on the edge for a fringed
    effect. Glue a string at the top to hang it with. We made these for
    our outside Christmas tree and they looked spectacular. The silver
    side adds sparkle and they are weatherproof!

Catherine
Singleton

  • Zzip-tie a string of cd’s
    together. On the last CD in the string, drill out a small notch big
    enough to lock into a vertical blind holder.

Sean Shrum

  • To make a photo display, you will need approximately
    3 and 1/2 yards of decorative ribbon between 2 and 3 inches wide.
    Cut a 30 inch length of ribbon and attach a bow and a hanger to one
    end and cut the other at a slant. Glue 3 CDs to the ribbon, shiny
    side out and equally spaced . Glue photos to the CDs for vertical
    hanging. These look especially nice on a very narrow wall section.


Inetia C.

  • You can
    make a guitar pick by tracing a real guitar pick and cutting it out.


Chase

  • My kids love their shiny fish they made. Take 2 cds and some colored paper. Cut lips and a tail out of the colored
    paper and glue to the label side, glue label sides together, fan fold a 4 x 6 inch piece of colored paper and slide it through the
    center hole for a fin, attach a googily eye and hang with fishing line.

Nancy
Clanton

  • Drill 4 holes in the edges of several
    CDs. Use wire to tie them together so they create a sheet. Hang
    these sheets of CDs from the ceiling and they create a partition,
    yet light is shared between the divided sides.

Bob
 


  • Cds or dvds drill a very small hole top and bottom of the cd or
    dvd, add magazine photos or your own printed pictures; tie strong
    cord or string linking three cds or dvds and hang up. Now you got
    your own mobile picture frame also good for reflecting sunshine into
    a room.

    Steven Moran
     

  • I put CD’s on fence posts and around
    the chicken coop to deter hawks and other birds who would like a
    chicken dinner. The shiny reflection works like a distraction as
    they fly over. I put CD’s on fence posts and hang them from trees to
    deter deer from the garden.


Dar Brandon



  • Use as scrapers when cleaning pots and pans.  Use them as-is, or
    cut them into any desired shape to best fit your pots and pans.



Keitharoo




  • Marybeth Norton
    says use cds as a hanging mobile. Paint cds
    add stick on decorations cut hole in them put string or wire and
    make a hanging mobile. Cleverer way to scare birds!!
     

  • John
    says – use the cds to scare away not only birds, but rabbits
    too. Pesky things eat at your carrots and other fruits/veggies.
     

  • First, stick 7 or 9  unwanted
    cd’s to each other with a glue (so that the written label won’t be
    seen). Make two more sets in a similar manner. Now stick one end of
    a cd set (which will be a side) to the end of another set which will
    be the base of the rack (L-shaped). Then stick one more set which
    makes the other side wall.

    Make 3-4 “U” shaped sections as above.

    Now glue each of these sections on top
    of one another. Finally you have got a small jewellery rack.

    Note– make
    sure that you support the sides of cd’s whilst gluing and until the
    glue has dried to keep them firm make the rack steady.


Atson
Thomas
 


  • I used a cd to make a
    switchplate for my daughter’s room. It’s really pretty and modern. I
    just traced her old switchplate on the cd to mark the switch and
    screw placement. Then I used a drill to make all the holes and
    cleaned up the switch hole with a dremel tool sander.

  • Mari

    • My son needed to make a 3-D Name tag for art
      class that is made out of things he is interested in. (xbox games,
      music, computer games, board games etc..) and we could not use any
      “normal” art stuff. We decided to use a cd and glue scrabble letters
      to it and cut out pictures of his favorite games to glue on. Also,
      we used ear buds as the holder to go around his neck.

      Dennae and Son
       

    • Use them to decorate the
      sides of a contemporary (box style) table by mounting them in a
      scalloped pattern on the table sides. A black finish on the
      remainder of the wood would be cool. The one that I want to build
      had three different sizes of boxes that get smaller toward the
      bottom with lights that shine down the sides. (A design by Chris
      Lowell) This would reflect on the CDs and give it an really dramatic
      effect. 

    Rick Colvin

    • Make a lovely original
      earrings tree. Drill small holes in a stack of cds; Using a large
      dowel (which fits the center of the cds), score the dowel at three
      inch intervals); Glue the dowel to a round or square wooden base.
      Spray paint the dowel and the base. Slide the cds over the dowel,
      inserting into the grooves. Voila a cool looking earrings tree.

    Lise Lirette

    • I used my old arm patches
      (Police/Fire/Military) glued to CD’s and you have coasters.

    Ernest J.
    Theriot

    • Cut the cds into Squares
      and Rectangles and fit the together to make a mirror. Works best
      with different colors.



    Casey Z.

    • I am in the
      process of using some old cds to create a Christmas tree.  The
      bottom row would be as wide as you wish and then proceed upward as
      you eliminate a cd from each row.  To prepare the backside,
      glue two cds together so you don’t have any unpleasant labels
      showing.  Add some bows and Christmas balls, hang a shiny bow
      at the top to use as a hanging device and enjoy.

    Donna

    • My CD holiday tree
      decoration thing was great here in the US. I did the outside trees
      next to the road. I made phone wire loops and used them to attach
      the CDs so they would swing in the wind.

    The Microsoft DevNet
    packages come quarterly in sets of over 15. Each is a different
    jewel tone so it had a real appearance of Christmas decorations
    during the daylight hours. The view at night was even more
    spectacular. I was concerned about the reflection, too, but the
    headlights hit the CDs randomly hung and often moving with the wind.
    They were visible from a block away.

    I met the school bus to
    let the children know that the software was old and boring – just in
    case they were tempted.

    Setting the CDs in cement
    for garden step stones was not as successful. They did not retain
    the holographic effect evenly and looked mottled or just like plates
    of plastic.

    “Showey”

    • Those formerly useless CDs are good to place in a
      backpack or daypack when hiking, or boat to use as a signal mirror
      to attract attention when in distress. They are cheaper and lighter
      than the square glass signal mirrors with the hole in the center
      found in outfitters stores.


    Pappy Price



    • Use those throw away CD’s you get in
      the mail or check with a company who installs a lot of software. 


    Cut a CD in half with old scissors you
    do not mind dulling. 


    Then cut one of the halves in half. You
    will use 3/4 of it to make one angel. 


    Using 4 1/2 inch paper doilies ($1 for
    100 at DollarTree), fold one in half with a little larger half on
    one side and glue it over the half CD with the larger half over the
    printed side of the CD. Use the plain area of the CD as the front. 


    Then fold another doily in quarters and
    fit it over the 1/4 CD and glue it on. 


    Looking at the photo, glue the
    2 parts of CD’s together at the angel’s waist. 


    Using a 1 inch mirror, button,
    sequin, seashell, anything you have that is close to that
    size- as her head, glue it on with just the bottom touching
    the top as shown. 


    Loop a ribbon for her hanger
    and glue it on the back of the head. 


    Tie a matching bow at the
    waist. 


    Cut a tiny silver or gold piece
    of tinsel, etc. as the halo and glue it on. 


    I like to use the long garland
    that has a wire in it and has the loose stars on it for the
    halo. You only need about 1/2 to 1 inch for the halo. 


    angel ornament made from cd and doilies


    • S
      he
      shines so pretty under the Christmas lights, she is easy to store
      flat, and she is very inexpensive to make. You can also use them to
      decorate gifts. I make them with pastel ribbon for a baby gift
      decoration. I take them to hospitals inserted in a card for a sick
      person. I put them in with a graduation or birthday gift.

     Lainey
    Lee.

    • Cds can be cut into the shape of a star. Slide a light
      bulb-end through the center hole. this works as the star above the
      manger nativity.

    Heather

    • Use
      as a candle coaster.  With shiny side up place votive or small
      candle in the hole.  Candle will burn and make a cool reflection.

    •  


    • Also,
      put two cds, shiny side up on the rear (bottom) with duct tape. 
      This will serve as a warning!

    Todd and
    Amanda 

    • You can sharpen the outer side
      of the CD rom and use it as regular paper cutting knife for cutting
      clippings from newspapers , art work etc.

    Anand Ghurye

    • Use as a pooper scooper!

    Carlos
    Saul

    • Draw or trace any design onto the printed side of the
      CD.  Place the CD on a piece of marble.  Using an electric
      stencil cutting tool, cut out the design from the CD.  The marble
      seems to keep the tip of the tool a bit cooler so that cut edges are
      very smooth.  If you want a design with “looser” edges hold the CD
      in your hand while using the stencil cutter (be very careful though).

    I have used this technique to make lapel pins as gifts
    and to create ‘branches’ which I glued to a 24-in cone (on which I had
    strung mini-lights) to make a Christmas tree which I then donated to a
    local charity for their Showcase of Trees fundraiser – it won a ribbon.

     Tina
    van de Wal.

    • Old disks can be used as pieces of the board game
      checkers (chequers).


     Robbie
    Hay



    • Cut them up and make mosaics.

     Carol
    Molina

    • To stop the boss creeping up behind you or to see what
      is going on behind you, stick a CD to the corner of your PC monitor
      using Blu-Tack (like a rear view mirror).

    Anon (I
    wonder why!!!)

    • Use
      as party invitations, handmade labels giving details and directions.

    Jon
    Pocock

    • Use shiny side up, stick on the front of a birthday card
      with double sided 3D tape or stickers for a teenager or someone into
      music or computers…  decorate with craft stickers or pens etc.


    Shani
    Lawrence


    • Cut into 2cmx2cm squares and fit together to make a
      mirror or a mirror frame.

    Laura
    Eccles

    • I made the border of a mirror just paint a whole
      bunch of cds (dependinq on the size of your mirror) and glue them
      onto the border, any colors. It makes a beautiful decoration but it
      takes a lot of work.

    Nicole


    • Use
      CDs to scrape frost and snow from car windows.

     Jean
    Gormally


    • CD
      Wall – drill holes at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock and attach together with
      cable ties in a large poster size lattice.   Put nylon string
      through the top ones and hang as a picture.

    • If
      you have a dark work space and limited light, stick them to the sides
      and under anything hanging over the desk and then aim the light source
      at them.  You end up with way more light than before due to the
      reflection.

    Clara
    Phillips 

    • Hang several
      with fishing line under your deck to keep birds from building nests
      under there. The reflection scares them away.


    anonymous

    We do not have many
    decks in the U.K. but this suggestion may be useful for preventing house
    martins from nest building on the outside of houses.

    I have
    been taken to task with regards this suggestion.  Terry Jones
    points out that these little birds travel thousands of miles from
    Africa, eat tons of insects and cause no harm.  If the droppings
    bother you nail a piece of plastic at right angles to the wall beneath
    to catch them and wipe it off each year.


    A really
    original suggestion received from Jayne Grant.


    • They would
      make an excellent marker for an adventure trail.  Hang the CDs
      from trees, fences, signs etc. to make a trail for others to follow
      behind you.  This would be especially effective at night,
      somewhere dark, where torches would have to be used to see the
      reflective surfaces.   Mark the other side of each CD with
      a letter from a phrase or name and when the kids following the trail
      get back to base they can arrange the CDs to find the answer to the
      quiz.

    I am
    sure this could be adapted to treasure trails for adults etc. – thanks
    Jayne!

    • They make a tool to attach to trees/shrubs/even
      laying on the ground (put a stick in center hole to keep in place –
      doh!) to either mark your trail, preventing circular routing, or,
      signalling for assistance.


    SargeDude

     






    Cover for Square tissue box

    – Use 6 cds of different colours or all gold looks good also. 
    The cd for the top has to have the big circle removed in order for
    the tissues to come up through it.  With a tiny nail heated on
    the stove burner, burn four tiny holes in each cd opposite each
    other and fasten together with gold cord.  Form 5 together, one
    for the bottom and four for the sides, and insert tissue box. 
    Pull a tissue half way out and put 6th cd on top and fasten all
    together. – Use 6 cds of different colours or all gold
    looks good also.  The cd for the top has to have the big circle
    removed in order for the tissues to come up through it.  With a
    tiny nail heated on the stove burner, burn four tiny holes in each
    cd opposite each other and fasten together with gold cord. 
    Form 5 together, one for the bottom and four for the sides, and
    insert tissue box.  Pull a tissue half way out and put 6th cd
    on top and fasten all together.


    Ms. Match



    Please be careful when heating the nail on a stove burner. 
    It may be safer to use a small drill.



    • Disco ball

      – Cut them up into squares of about 1 cm with sharp and tough
      scissors, glue onto a styrofoam ball and you have a disco ball!


    Tyler

    • A
      variation on the above would be to stick them onto a polystyrene wig
      stand which could be used as an ornament or, perhaps even a
      headphone holder!!!!!

    • Pile them
      up and see how far you can kick all of them.  Get your friends
      to see if they can beat your score.

     Lemm
    S

    • Game 
      –  Draw a large target on the ground made up of several
      different size circles inside each other.   Place scores
      in each circle, with the smallest inner circle being the largest
      score. Then roll the CDs on their edge towards the target (similar
      to bowls).  Where the CD comes to rest (flat) is the score
      earned.  If it covers a line no score is given.




    Vase/Bowl

    – melt over a can in the oven to make dishes for flower arrangements
    or sweets etc. (Apparently this works with tomato paste cans and
    vinyl records).
    – melt over a can in the oven to make dishes for flower arrangements
    or sweets etc. (Apparently this works with tomato paste cans and
    vinyl records).




    Nancy 


    CAUTION – I have received the following warning from Elliot Clayton
    regarding heating CDs in the oven



    I was
    reading about what to do with spare cds or cd roms, and one suggestion
    involved putting them in the oven to melt them.  This can be
    dangerous because the silver dye is toxic.  When the plastic melts
    in the oven, there will be no protection for this layer of dye.


    Be
    very careful though, they get very hot.

    Make
    sure you ask first!





    • Fancy Dress
      – Cover an outfit with CD Roms and
      go as a “Software Pirate”.


    Chris Heavey

    • Make
      medieval chain mail
      by drilling holes in
      opposite edges and stringing them together, vertically and
      horizontally.

    Jim
    Kline 

    • Use as the
      ice rink when making Christmas gardens etc.


    Nancy B.

    • Mount them
      on plyboard using ply disk in center and screw.  The slight
      depression in middle of cd will give it a focal point.  Sun
      light can then be focused on to a single point to heat a water
      circulation or placed behind greenhouses, sun room to direct light
      in during winter.   By varying the tension in the centre
      it can be tuned to winter diffuse light or summer focused light.

    • It may be
      possible to make a projector of the suns
      rays for viewing by passing the suns rays down a tube to the CD back
      to a secondary mirror at 90 deg. and projected safely to a white
      card.  The tube will help stop light scatter and the low
      reflective quality of the CD and colour cast could prove
      interesting.  It could be used to building models of telescopes
      etc. if only for educational purposes.

    Mr. Paul
    Moore

    • I would
      like to add a little warning here though – be careful when placing
      anything like this to catch sunlight as it can cause damage. 
      My mother once left her spectacles on an upholstered chair and the
      sunlight came through the window, shone onto the lens and burnt the
      upholstery on the chair.  This could have caused a very nasty
      fire.

    • Stick them
      to the ceiling in a child’s/teenagers bedroom
      If younger children have trouble sleeping, tell them to count the
      CDs.


    Tracey Jolly.


    • Mask

      for Mardi Gras, masquerade parties etc.  by glueing two CDs
      together so that the center holes line up with your eyes.  Poke
      two holes in the outer edges of the mask, string something pliable
      through them.


     Camellia Pasque Woodsorrel 

    • Use as an artists pallet
      for paint – can also be used in the same manner for lipsticks.


    Andrea Sullivan



    One of the
    most popular ideas was “frisbees”

    • Childs’
      game – decorate the print side and then use clothes baskets, empty
      plastic milk jugs, mixing bowls, laundry baskets etc. as targets of
      different values.  The targets can be moved to increase point
      value with relative difficulty.  Decorating the targets is also
      a potential craft activity.



    Thanks Tiffany, with similar suggestions fromBarb Harstine, Kelsi, “Msbossy….”,
    Terry.



    An
    anonymous contributor also mentioned frisbees but made the very
    important point
    that dogs should not be allowed to catch them as
    they break very easily.




  • Place Tags – 
    For dinner party place settings – apparently
    “sharpies” write on them.


    BLADEBRAD

    • Wind Chime  


    Jeremy Degler

    • Wallpaper
      – I glued the plain side of CD on a bedroom wall and when the sun
      shone in that room it made a beautiful rainbow effect.

     “cougie..”.



    Clocks
     


    • Fix large clock hands on the wall then use 12 cds as
      the numerals.  This looks nice and contemporary.


     Amanda B. 

    • Just
      purchase a clock kit ($5.00) from a craft store and glue gun a hook
      on the back.


    Francie

    • I have used them as clock
      faces.  The centre hole is just the right size to fit the clock
      shaft.  Put Roman numerals on the mirror side or just use the
      printed side and change every now and then.

     Mr.
    Bob Miller

    • Paint them in a
      design you like and put clock insert into the centre of the CD and
      hang them on your wall.


     Paula.

    • Take the
      CD turn shiny side up.  Buy a clock fixture and insert as
      directed on the packet into the central hole of the CD.  Glue
      the numbers in the proper order and position onto the front of the
      CD.  Add clock hands.  Put your new clock onto a plate
      stand ensuring the clock hands do not touch the holder.

    Mary
    Goff


    • Use Cds or Dvds to make a clock – use glossy
      magazines to make the front picture of the clock or print your own
      and stick to Cd or Dvd with pritt stick glue then using wood glue to
      make the front water proof (it dries clear); then add clock motor
      and fingers, set hands at three o’clock to set them properly,then
      set the right time and hey you have a personally made clock.






    Steven Moran






    • Lamp Shade
         –  free
      standing/desk top lamp.



    J.
    Walls 





    Lamp




    – Stack them together and make a lamp out of
    them






    .


    Anonymous



    The electrical
    cable could be threaded up through the centre holes and the lamp fitting
    would fit in the top centre hole.  All wiring should be carried out
    by a qualified electrician.

    Christmas
    Decorations
     


    • Hang on Christmas tree,
      they reflect the light (small ones are best).

    R.B.


  • Thread
    ribbon through the centre and tie a nice bow in holiday colours and
    hang on your christmas tree.  This makes a nice project for the
    little ones and they reflect the light nicely.


  • Stephanie Sirois 

    • Purchase a
      small resin figurine and glue it to the centre of the CD.  It
      will appear to be skating on the pond.

    • Drill a
      hole in the top side of the CD.  Glue a recent picture of your
      child onto the CD.  Take rick-rack, lace or glitter flue and go
      around the raw edge of the picture.  Hang on tree with green
      dental floss.

    • Purchase a
      small nativity scene.  Take 2 CDs and connect them with a small
      hinge.  This will reflect the scene from bottom and back.


     Siren

    • Target 
      –  For skeet (clay pigeon) shooting – a tougher target but may
      save some plates!



    Anonymous

    • Long range
      target practice.  Using a hot glue gun I put four dots of hot
      glue and glue them to a poster board (face up to avoid glare). 
      When you hit one they tend to shatter and the reflected light tells
      that you hit one.  At ranges of 200 – 300 yards this helps
      quite a lot.


    Gary
    Buchholz


     


    It has been
    brought to my attention by  Cyn Richardson that both of these ideas
    are very bad as the shattered cds contain toxic materials and sharp
    slivers which, if left on the ground (especially when shattered in the
    air!!) will pollute the earth and leave dangerous sharp things around
    for people and/or animals to step on.  It could also be very
    dangerous to have sharp slivers flying through the air.



     

    • Chair Leg
      Stabiliser
        – Put felt on one side and use as
      chair leg stabiliser.


     Sheri Crouse


    • Beverage covers
         –  helps keep
      drinks warmer or cooler at your desk.

    Gary
    Buchholz

    • Drawing aids
      – Trace 4 3/4″ circles (outside) or 9/16″ circles inside.

    Gary
    Buchholz

    • Toy Wheels
      – Glue several together with a fat rubber band glued around the
      outside and then a dowel rod glued in the centre.

    Gary
    Buchholz

    • Decoration

      mailboxes,shoes, etc.

    • Fridge Magnets

      put self sticking magnets on the back.


    • Picture frames

      – put a wallet size picture on them:  design a picture wall,
      tree ornaments, rear view mirror decoration.      

     “blessed”

    • Charity Auction

      – if the CDs are saleable hold a charity auction.















     Jeannine Taylor


    • Pom Poms


    Put two
    disks together and wind wool through centre hole, over edges and
    back through centre hole.   Continue in this manner until
    disk completely covered with wool and the centre hole is full. 
    Cut wool around outside edge, between two disks. Gently separate the
    two disks in order to allow you to tie through middle. Pull disk
    completely off (or cut away) and you are left with a pom-pom.

    Ms. Catherine Kennedy.

    I do
    feel the centre hole may be a little small in comparison to the
    size of the disk so it may be better to take out the centre
    circle before starting.  This will, however, increase the
    amount of wool required.


    • String your knitting yarn through the hole in the
      middle of the disk to prevent yarn from tangling. 


     “mnorton” 

    • Coasters (with
      a twist)

    Draw a square around the
    CD on a piece of paper making sure you leave about an inch all the
    way around.  Cut the square out and you now have a pattern. 
    Cut two squares from polar fleece or terry cloth.  Sew along
    three sides with right sides together.  Turn right side out and
    insert the CD.  Sew up the remaining side.  You now have a
    lovely coaster.  Make yourself a whole set.

    • Jewellery
      holder

    Use a drill to make tiny
    holes in the CD.  Use the holes to keep track of these
    earrings.  Necklaces can be threaded through the centre hole.

    • Bird scarer

    Hang them from fruit trees
    etc. to discourage birds from pecking the fruit.  Not only
    effective but they reflect the light nicely.         














    All three
    tips from Stephanie Sirois 


    • Take a
      fishing line and hang the discs along the fence around the garden to
      keep the birds away.

    Tina

    • Pot stands
      – Glue wooden beads to the bottom of the CD.  Makes an
      excellent low cost stand for mini flowerpots.

    • Finger
      plates/Room names
      – drill out a large hole so that the CD will fit over the door
      handle.   Let your child paint, stamp, etc. their own
      designs to designate their “space”.



  • Reflectors
    – Make emergency reflectors by taking two pieces of 1″ x 2″ boards,
    making sure that one is slightly shorter than the other.  Place
    a hinge on one end so it will be collapsible .  Drill a hole
    into the longer piece of wood and attach the CD through the centre
    hole with a wood screw.  Now when you are in trouble you can
    mark a path to the car so on-coming traffic can see you.



  • Cut a 2″ x 4″ piece of
    lumber. Stain and finish to protect against moisture.  Attach 3
    CDs that have been cut in half so that they were all facing the same
    direction.  Attach a piece of wood to the back and drive it
    into the ground when you campsite is established.



  • Parking aid
    – Take a strip of 2″ x 4″ lumber as tall as needed for the height of
    your garage.   Mark the spaces on the wood and drill holes
    to attach the CDs with wood screws.   Now it will be easy
    to see how far the back of the garage is so there won’t be any
    fender benders.

  • Locator
    – Hot glue two CDs to the outside of your circuit breaker box. 
    It makes it much easier to see when the lights are out and you need
    to find the box to check the breakers.



  • All the above are courtesy
    of “Siren”

  • Placed beside each other and fixed on a flat roof
    may reflect sunlight and cool the roof and house.

  • Brian Farrugia

  • We got a whole load of them things and used them as
    roof shingles on our outhouse. We put that shiny side up so as to
    keep them outhouse cooler in the summer-time. I only wish they
    didn’t have them dam little holes in the middle.

  • Jimmy-Bob Lee

  • Can be used as reflectors for demarcating car
    parking spaces at parties where the parking lot is not well lit.


  • ndahura




    Here are a my original boring
    suggestions:-

    1:   
    Make into mobiles they catch the light most effectively

    2:   
    Stuck on wall in chosen design. Can act as mirror and, once again
          
    reflects light.

    3:   
    Hang on sticks in the garden to keep birds off plants.

    4:   
    Unusual, but safe, handbag mirror
    .

    5:    
    Decorate folders by placing on the front and covering with sticky
           
    back plastic.

    6:   
    If you get enough, put around a room to form a border or dado rail.

    7:   
    Strung together vertically and made into a blind.

    8:    
    Coasters


    For other interesting
    suggestions visit

    http://www.make-stuff.com/recycling/cd.html


    NOW IT’S DOWN
    TO YOU


    email your suggestions to me