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Reuse CDs in Crafts Instead of Throwing Them Away
It seems like such a shame to throw out a CD that is in good condition. Did you get one sent to you in the mail that you don't want, or did a favorite CD get scratched? Those CDs can be reused to make some cool crafts at home. If you don't have time to make your old CDs into crafts, you can also recycle them by sending the to:
The Compact Disc Recycling Center of America
68H Stiles Road
Salem, NH 03079
Yes, you will have to pay shipping, but hey, you will also help save the planet!
Phot by spcbrass
Crayon Painted CD
At Marlie's blog she explains how she uses polymer clay to create "painted" CD's. Beautiful! She has several holiday themed CDs also.
Reuse CD's as a Mail Holder
At first glance these look like book ends, but this project has a Styrofoam base and adds CD and decorative fabric to provide a style place to keep your mail. There isn't a lot of weight to the finished project, so it is a light duty holder only. Some other ideas for using might be to hold scratch paper for writing notes, holding papers that need completed, or simply holding a favorite photo.
Reuse CDs as Party Invitations
This is such a cute idea for a dance party invitation. Just add the time, date, location, and viola, you have a cute and sturdy invite that will surely be a conversation piece as well.
Reuse CDs as Chalk Boards
Because CDs are so sturdy, they make great mini chalk boards. Simply paint them with chalk board paint. Arrange the reused CDs on a piece of cork board for a quick and cute message center, or decorate them individually as seen in the this bunny chalk board tutorial.
Reuse CDs as Sun Catchers
CDs make pretty sun catchers or room décor when dangled from fishing line. Place them in a window, or make a room screen with a collection of many CDs! In the tutorial below, beads were added to the fishing line to dress up the CD sun catcher.
Reuse Old CD's to Display Pictures
Scrapbooking with Recycled CDs
This is a great way to make use of those old CDs and display your favorite photos at the same time. It reminds me of the small, round photos you can get for your key chain. The CD provides a sturdy backing, so you can hang your favorite pictures on the wall, from your car mirror, or on your Christmas tree. The possibilities are endless.
These adorable hung Christmas letters were made with old CDs, scrapbook paper, glue, ribbon and a little creativity. Lyndee explains more about how she did it on her blog.
If you are looking for a unique way to turn your old CDs into a craft, try this disco ball. Fun for older kids and teens.
What you will need:
6 to 8 CDs you don't need
5" Styrofoam Ball
Tacky Glue or Low Temp Glue Gun
Wire for Hanging
More Ideas to Reuse CDs
- CD Greeting Card - DIY Craft Project Instructions
CD Greeting Card - free DIY craft project tutorial and instructions for this, and thousands of other handmade projects
- CD Angel - DIY Craft Project Instructions
CD Angel - free DIY craft project tutorial and instructions for this, and thousands of other handmade projects
- Family | Kids | Crafts | CD Crafts | Recycling Old CD's for Craft Projects
Seems like everyone is saving CDs and using them for crafts.
- CD Mini Album Scrapbook Tutorial | Making Altered Scrapbooks
How to make a CD Mini Album. Tutorial to create Scrapbook Album from recycled CD's
- CD Campfire: Summer and Camp Crafts for Kids - Boy and Girl Scouts - Kaboose.com
Turn a reused cd into the base for this miniature campfire craft.
- Crafts: CD Clock - Kaboose.com
Make a clock from a cd.
- CD Flash Dancers Craft
Find out how to make a unique sun catcher using old CDs.
- CD Turtle - Kid's Recycling Crafts
Here's how to turn an old CD into a turtle magnet craft.
- Recycled CD Snowman Craft
How to make a snowman from a recycled CD and a juice can lid.
- Disco Ball
Recycled Disco Ball Help your young teen make a disco ball from CDs and hang it by the window. You will need: *6 to 8 CDs you don't need *5" Styrofoam Ball *Tacky glue or a low temp glue gun *Wire for Hanging *Kitchen Shears
- Crafts Using Recycled Computer Parts
More than just CDs can be used in recycled crafts. You can also recycle used compuer parts! If a computer is no longer working, an excellent way to repurpose it is to make crafts using recycled computer parts. The individual parts can be used in recy
Tell us what you do with your old CDs.