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How to Reuse Old CD or DVD

Updated on September 9, 2014

Don't Throw Away Broken CDs!!!

Do you burn CD-ROMs on your computer and get errors, where you have to toss the CD-ROM? Do you get tons of CD-ROMs in the mail from Internet providers and trial programs? I do and all these unwanted CD-ROMs and DVDs are piling up. You can recycle or upcycle them but it isn't as easy as a plastic bottle or an aluminum can, so it is time to think about some alternative ways to reuse them and in this way find some new uses for them. (But please! What ever you decide to do with them, don't just dump them in the trash! They take ages to decompose!)

This page will make you think about new ways to reuse your old CDs and DVDs instead just throwing them into a trash can. There is a little bit of everything and everyone here so I surely hope you will find a smart use for those broken CDs and DVDs in your own home.

How to CUT CD or DVD?

If CDs or DVDs are placed into nearly boiling water in a pan and carefully removed, they can be cut fairly easily with scissors into different shapes (for badges, decorations etc). Be careful not to leave them too long in the water and keep an eye on the progress at all times. Only do this in a well-ventilated area to avoid being affected by possible off-gassing from the chemicals used to make disks.

Household tips

Simple and Effective: Catch Candle Drips On Used CD!

You should always use a candle holder specifically designed to catch melting wax. However, if one is not available, a CD is great alternative. Make sure it's a short and fat candle that can stand on its own with a flat bottom. It should also be slightly larger than the CD hole. Place the candle holder on a stable, heat-resistant surface and keep a watchful eye on it.


Reuse Old CDs as Bike Reflectors

Here is one smart way to reuse old CDs or DVDs for all of the sport and nature lovers:

Tape CDs or DVDs to your bicycle wheels and use them as reflectors.

Light the Way: Use as Sidewalk / Driveway Reflectors

Forget those ugly orange reflectors. Instead, drill small holes in a CD and screw it onto your mailbox post or onto a wood stake and push it into the ground. Install several of them to light a nighttime path to your front door.

Reuse CD as Paper Plate Weights and Keep Them from Flying Away!

On outdoor picnics, solve the problem of paper plates blowing away! Place three drops of glue on the outside edge of a CD-ROM and put it on the bottom of a paper plate. This will also help to stiffen the paper plate. When you throw the paper plate out, just pull the CD-ROM off the bottom.

Don't Throw It Out: Recycle, Renew and Reuse to Make Things Last

Don't Throw It Out: Recycle, Renew, and Reuse to Make Things Last
Don't Throw It Out: Recycle, Renew, and Reuse to Make Things Last

What should you recycle, renew, and reuse? Practically everything! Is there a gadget graveyard in your house? Want to get the most mileage out of your electrical appliances? Tired of having to choose between paying high prices for repairs or good money for a cheap replacement? Well, no more! These savvy secrets help you make the most of your purchases-and your money-by making things last longer and work better.

 

Simple Way to Save Lighting Energy - Use CD to Magnify Light Output!

Use them for reflectors on lamps, above the bulb. This magnifies the light output, without additional electric use. Make sure not to put them too close to a bare light bulb and do not put them near a halogen bulb.

Create a High-Tech Room or Doorway Screen

String the CDs into a single strands with yarn then attach the long strings to the top of a doorway to make a high-tech 60's door screen.

Hidden Plug Help by Turning CD in a Mirror!

Do you ever have a problem plugging cords into the back of your computer, stereo, or other electronic device because you can't see the back without pulling the unit out? Just put some double stick tape on the non-mirrored surface of the cd, line it up with what plugs you need to find and attach it to the wall behind the appliance. Now you have a cheap (free in fact) mirror to help you out...and you don't have to worry about damaging it, as a replacement will be sent every now and again, whether you ask for it or not!

Reuse CD as Flower Holder to Reflect It's Beauty

When you don't have a vase that works because the stems are either too short or won't hold the flowers up - take a CD and put it over a glass of water. I put the flower stems through the hole of the CD. It holds them up and the shiny surface of the CD acts like a mirror to display beautiful flowers.

Turn CDs in Carpet Protectors and Protect Floors and Furniture

Use them under your couch and chair legs to help protect your carpet from getting the dreaded furniture indent.

Gardening tips

Simple Way to Organize Rows with Garden Row Markers

On the CD-ROM write the name of your vegetable with a permanent marker. Glue or tack the CD-ROM to a stick and put in the ground to mark your garden rows. They may also act as a high-tech scarecrow.

Scare Off Birds

Dangle them on a piece of string over newly planted seedlings to scare off birds - they look prettier than scarecrows when they glint in the sunshine too.

Warning!

Don't cook CDs in the microwave - they might give off toxic fumes.

DIY craft projects

CD Rack from Old CDs

This is quite cool project!

CDs are mostly used for music, right? Well, repurpose them for something connected to music! Make a CD rack and place all your favorite CDs in one place! This cool project comes with full instructions! Just an extra hint: you can change it into any color you like with acrylic colors!

Use as Holiday Ornaments

Use CDs for extra style!

Decorate your Christmas tree in style! Hang CDs shiny side out to create a flickering array of lights -- or paint and decorate the label side to create inexpensive personalized ornaments. For variety, cut the CDs into stars and other shapes with sharp scissors. Drill a 1/4-inch (6-millimeter) hole through the CD and thread ribbon through to hang.

Another way to use up CDs for Christmas ornaments can be found in this YouTube video.

Make a Christmas Wreath with Old CDs! - Add a Chrismas light and ribbon to make it even more festive!

Make Wall Art in Teen's Room

Unique wall art for kid room made from old CDs

Old CDs make inexpensive and quirky wall art for your teenager's room. Attach the CDs with thumbtacks and use them to create a border at the ceiling or halfway up the wall. Or let your teen use them to frame his or her favorite poster.

Make Artistic Bowls From Old CDs or DVDs

Looking for a funky, decorative bowl?

Place a CD in the oven on low heat over a metal bowl until the CD is soft. Wearing protective gloves, gently bend the CD into the shape desired. Seal the hole by gluing the bottom edge to another surface such as a flat dish using epoxy or PVC glue. Don't use the bowl for food.

Recycled Crafts Box

Recycled Crafts Box
Recycled Crafts Box

Divided into sections dealing with paper, plastic, metal, and fabric, the book tells how these materials are made, traces their history, and explains how they can be recycled, emphasizing benefits to the environment. Tips on how youngsters can make a difference appear throughout, and interviews with artists who work with recyclables are included as sidebars. Scattered circles contain information about the inability of various substances to break down. Several art projects are provided for each type of material.

 

Make a Decorative Sun Catcher

For this effective sun catcher all you need is couple of used CDs!

Sun catchers are attractive to watch, and all you need to make one is a couple of CDs. Glue two CDs together, shiny side out, wrap yarn or colored string through the hole, and hang them in a window. The prism will make a beautiful light show.

Create a Spinning Top

Have fun by making old CD spin!

Turn an old CD into a fun toy for the kids (and adults too!). With a knife, make two slits across from each other in the CD hole. Force a penny halfway through the hole, and then spin the CD on its edge.

Make a CD Clock

Old CDs can be functional!

Turn a disc into a funky clock face for clockwork sold by arts-and-crafts stores. Paint and design one side of the CD and let it dry. Write or use stickers to create the numbers around its edge. Assemble the clockwork onto the CD.

Cover With Felt and Use as Coasters

Reuse felt scraps and old CDs!

CDs can help to prevent those unsightly stains from cups left on the table. Simply cut a round piece of felt to fit over the CD and glue it onto the label side of the CD so that the shiny side will face up when you use the coaster.

Make Invitations

They will be unique!

If you're having a party, you can use them as invitations. Write down locations, names, phone numbers, etc. on the shiny part with a permanent marker (might need a few layers of the color)

Paint Palette

You can always wash CD and use it again!

If you're an artist, use the small circular discs as paint palettes. They're easy to wash off and you can even use a few at a time.

Game Pieces

Kids will have fun with this simple game!

Make a large checker board with the spots the size of the CD-ROMs (eight squares by eight squares). Mark 12 CD-ROMs with a red "X" using a red marker and 12 CD-ROMs with a black "X" with a black marker. Kids will love to play a "high-tech" game of floor checkers.

Mobiles from Used CDs

You can add bells or shells or something else

I painted old CD's with craft paint, added stickers of all kinds, and drilled a hole and made a CD Mobile. When the wind blows them, the shiny side gives off brilliant colors and yet it is neat to see the other creative side. If you want, you can add bells, or whatever on bottom for chime effect. Fun to do!

Wind Chimes

Simple craft for your porch

Glue two CD's together using Tacky Glue. Let dry. Drill one tiny hole in top and five or six holes along bottom. Use permanent magic markers to decorate both sides of CD's. Draw a simple design with a black marker and fill in with the colored markers. Hang beads or metal rods from bottom holes using floss or fishing line. Tie a piece of same in top hole and make a loop for hanging. You can also decorate these C.D.'s with sequins or beads instead of the magic markers.

Bird Treat

Even birds have use of old CDs!

Coat them with peanut butter or bacon grease, dip in bird seed, run yarn through the hole in the middle and attach to a tree branch.

Use as Template for Perfect Circle

Simple and easy make a perfect cirle using old CD

Need to draw a perfect circle? Forget tracing around cups or using cumbersome compasses. Every CD provides two circle sizes -- trace around the inner hole or the outer circumference.

Mosaics

You can reuse old CDs as mosaics for picture frames, boxes, etc.

Great for an old notebook that needs a new look. Break the CDs up into about 1/4 to 1/2 inch pieces. Arrange the pieces on the cover in a mosaic tile pattern. Use hot glue or spray adhesive to put them in place. This could look great in any mosaic pattern -- on picture frames, hat boxes, etc.

Party Decorations

CDs pretending to be 45 records!

Paint with black high gloss spray paint and then apply circles around the center to imitate 45 records with fun play-on- words made-up song titles and artists to go along with a 50's dance theme

Halloween Costume

Put CD's on old clothes for a high tech costume.

Teacher's Gifts

Your teacher will love this!

Painting apples on them, A B C, and 1 2 3. Use gold foil ribbon, drill a hole on each side at top, place beads on it, spelling teacher.

CD Psychedelic Mirror

Lacking mirror? Use CD!

Glue CDs onto a piece of cardboard, one right next to the other (shiny side up). Decorate the edges of the cardboard and attach it to the back of a door.

Postcards

Using CDs you'll need no envelope!

Stamp a cute design on a piece of sticker paper and apply to the printed side of the CD. Use a permanent marker. to address on the shiny side... add .44 cents postage and drop in the mail. No envelope needed...and it's lots of fun!

Name Tags

CD around kids neck or on door

Spray paint CDs. Hang them on strings with some beads. Write the kids names on them and hang them around their necks. They get to put a sticker on the CD each time they come. I also put their name on both sides so no matter how they swing, I still have a name

Kiddy crafts

Tell us what you plan to do with all those unwanted CDs? Are you crafty person or your kids could reuse them for crafts? Maybe in a garden? Share with us, we want to know!

And if you have a tip of your own, add it here and we'll add it to the other tips so everyone can use it! Thanks!

© 2008 Mihaela Vrban

Have You Found Any Useful Ways to Reuse Broken CDs and DVDs?

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    • MarathonRunning profile image

      Martina 3 years ago from Croatia, Europe

      Great inspiring article! I already use old CDs, but your lens gave me many more ideas.

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      ColettaTeske 3 years ago

      I think you've covered about every idea there is to re-use old CDs. I've used mine as hanging mobiles and in my garden as scarecrows. Great article!

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      Stanley Green 4 years ago from Czech Republic

      Very nice lens... I like the idea of reusing old stuff to make things last longer...

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      seodress 4 years ago

      Great idea. Great lens.

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      blestman lm 4 years ago

      Great lens. Very creative. My favorite use of an old CD was to string it off the side of the house to frighten away the woodpecker.

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      PhilVardy 4 years ago

      I keep used CDs and their holders in my science classrooms - they come in handy all the time! One of the coolest things I do is attach a balloon to the centre of the CD. Then I blow the balloon up and then place the CD (with balloon) in one of those 100 CD back cylinder holders. It's tricky, but if you get it just right - then let go of the ballon and CD - you'll get a hovercraft CD for about 10-20 seconds!! super cool ;)

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      imagelist lm 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing...

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Some very creative ideas here -- who would have thought you could do so much with those little things. Thanks for sharing!

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      geosum 4 years ago

      Neat lens. Lots of great ideas.

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      TapIn2U 4 years ago

      I never thought I could reuse my old CD. I usually threw it out or gave it to someone who wanted it. Sundae ;-)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great lens I will be sure to like

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      jtbmetaldesigns 4 years ago

      Great suggestions! I can imagine the discs strung up on fishing line and held vertical so the wind catches them and moves them in the sun light. You would get some awesome iridescent visuals that way.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Another interesting reuse and recyle lens. You are very crafty :)

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      David-N 4 years ago

      This is interesting. Never really thought about reusing a CD.

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      xtianfriborg13 4 years ago

      Great ideas and great lens!!

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      Anja Toetenel 5 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      Wow what a creativity, i especially loved the Flower Holder and Sun Catcher idea and will give the light idea a try, thanks for the inspiration!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What a brilliant lens. Must get my young grandchildren to read it and then they can never say that they are bored and have got nothing to do.

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      malikaehf 5 years ago

      Where did you get all those great ideas? I love them!

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      Freestuffer LM 5 years ago

      Very informative and interesting lens. Thanks for sharing. :)

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      CristianStan 5 years ago

      This is probably the most creative lens I've seen. I will never throw away an old CD again

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      Hal Gall 5 years ago from Bloomington, IN

      Target practice

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      DianaHarper LM 5 years ago

      I bought a drill for the express purpose of making a scrapbook album from excess CDs! Liked. Blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i hate broke cd that are scrach cd that wont play more

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      GrinningFool 5 years ago

      Great ideas. I use them for target practice with my kids and their bb guns!

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      Ridhima 5 years ago

      These are really Environment-friendly ideas .I never knew that you could use an old CD for so many things!!Thank you for this amazing article!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      You can make a spectroscope using a cut up old cds(look up easy plans online). This uses the dispersion of light (different wavelengths bend different amounts) to break up any incoming light into a rainbow - or, for LCD screens or fluorescent lights, into only those colours that are actually in the white light.

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      Linda Pogue 5 years ago from Missouri

      Fun ideas. I have tons of old discs around the office. I was thinking of crocheting a cover for them and making coasters out of them, like my aunt used to do with plastic coffee can lids from 1 lb. coffee cans. Blessings!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What a lot of ideas! I like the ones about candle wax collector and vase flower holder.

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      brunoloper 5 years ago

      Up intil this point we've just made a cool pattern on each corner of our office which gives off an amazing effect reflecting off one another in the light

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      brunoloper 5 years ago

      I am absolutely amazed that people have come up with so many fantastic ideas for old CD and DVD.

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      dellgirl 5 years ago

      What a great lens, its so full of helpful information. Thank you for sharing, I learned a lot here. **Blessed by a Squid-Angel**

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      Ellen Gregory 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      This is very informative and inventive. I am submitting this to today's quest.

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      treaskecar1980 5 years ago

      i don't use any cds anymore my son bought me a ipod thanks this will be really useful

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      Tubbyman 5 years ago

      I just love some of these ideas. I burn a lot of cd's and get a lot sent to me. Result I have hundreds despite the occasional clear out.

      Going to use some of these!

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      tarpius 5 years ago

      I love the idea by making it as a sun catcher.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      very interesting lens, thumbs up!

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      enjoyecigs 5 years ago

      sweet lens! i def have a *ton* of old CD's....awesome ideas!

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      brynimagire 5 years ago

      Interesting lens !

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      You are astounding. I am awed at all the ways you found to use up unwanted CDs. My hat is off to you. I am going to try several, but I think my favorite was using them to catch wax under candles! Genius...

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      CraftaholicVete 5 years ago

      Wow! Great ideas, only thing is I wish the USB lamp video had the talking instructions besides showing how to do that. That was ingenious really, I liked that Idea and the wreath the most. Now I want to experiment. Great lens!

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      Ladyeaglefeather 5 years ago

      very cool lens

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      very useful information, thanks for sharing

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      I'm just kicking myself for not thinking of CDs as driveway markers - brilliant!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I really did learn some good tips and pointers hear from you, thank you for that.

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      Pat 5 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Door Hangers for the kids room! Love that one.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I print out photos and glue them to the CDs then glue the CDs together with a string between the CDs as long as you want. Hang a dozen CDs on the string and put a loop at the top and hang from a hook in the ceiling. they twirl and you can see all the photos on both sides...it's a moving photo album.

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      Vallygems1 5 years ago

      Another Great Lens

      Thank You

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      yayas 5 years ago

      These are amazing! I was only ever able to come up with one idea for old CD's an' even that wasn't a very good idea. I am so impressed by how many different uses you have found for old CD's. Thanks for some awesome ideas.

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      Traceeshobbies 5 years ago

      Great ideas, my teens will love the door hangers and room borders!

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      Jimmy Gavin 5 years ago

      Great ideas, I would never have thought of any of them

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      We-ll use it for several home projects. Thanks for the ideas:)

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      baby-strollers 5 years ago

      Coasters - do it all the time - saves the furniture!

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      dvdmoviereviews 5 years ago

      some interesting ideas...thanks

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      oxfordian 5 years ago

      Wow! The number of things you can do with old cds is amazing. The only one I knew about was haging them from fruit tree to scare off birds. Great lens. Thanks.

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      Glenn619 6 years ago

      I got tons of CD's lying around, definitively got some ideas what to do with them now.

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      RomanaSwan 6 years ago

      Cool lens! Will try few things :)

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      psiloveyou1 6 years ago

      I have a stack of disks that I almost threw away. Thanks for the great ideas on reusing them!

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      tinaanne 6 years ago

      will try some of the craft as I have a lot of old cd

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      JenniferAkers LM 6 years ago

      I recently searched through all my CDs and now have a stack of unwanted ones. I knew there were craft ideas, and a Google search brought me to your lens. Awesome ideas! Thank you!

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      Jennifer_Glennon 6 years ago

      I have seen a few art projects done with old CDs, but I have tried any yet.

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      markettrol 6 years ago

      This is an outstanding lens.....very very creative ways to use unwanted cd's.....I have pick up a few ideas I will use in my garden.....Thanks ....Judy

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      Lindrus 6 years ago

      A very creative and interesting lens. Thanks! Now I have some ideas for all the CD's I don't use anymore.

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      Kristin 6 years ago from Long Beach, CA

      Wow! You found some great and creative ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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      camaster 6 years ago

      The suggestion of using old CDs as bike reflectors is really handsome! Cool idea! Thanks for that :-)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I saw CDs used as trail-markers one time. I found them easier to follow than a painted dot or small dog tag. The CDs are reflective and large! I'll have to revisit this lens because I love all the ideas you have on it. Thanks for sharing!

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      modernchakra 6 years ago

      Some very creative uses for CDs, I think I will make the paper weight. Thank you, a lot of time obviously went into this lens and it shows. Take care.

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      cwkerns lm 6 years ago

      Wow! I never knew old CDs could have this many uses. Nice lens.

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      adamfrench 6 years ago

      Impressive lens, thumbs up

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      Ha! I have a pile of these somewhere for "just in case"! This lens has been blessed on the "I Love That Word" quest and added to my Upcycling Ideas lens.

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      denetraharris 6 years ago

      I like the wreath made from cd's. check out what i make wreaths from.

      squidoo.com/doorwreath

      thanks!

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      littlelotus 6 years ago

      interesting ideas..... thanks for sharing :)

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      brando87 6 years ago

      interesting post

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      LadyJasmine LM 6 years ago

      Just so you know I enjoyed your lens, so I blessed it and featured it here: https://hubpages.com/education/back-to-school-bles

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      postingbits 6 years ago

      I received a valentines card from my wife a few years ago, the image of a heart had been made using red crushed up cd's that had been arranged in a mosaic pattern on the card. It was lovely.

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      xbumper 6 years ago

      These are some great ideas. Awesome Lens. Thank you!

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      TIRMassageStone1 6 years ago

      My kid likes to chew on dvds... I'm not sure if that is safe

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      AngelDey 6 years ago

      @anonymous: I like that idea too!

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      AngelDey 6 years ago

      I love the clock ideas. I'll definitely have to try that. I also got some other ideas from this lens. Thanks.

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      KarenTBTEN 6 years ago

      I lived in a housing co-op more than a decade ago. We had a bunch of AOL CDs so we hung them all over the Christmas tree. That was most of what we had for decoration. SquidAngel blessings!

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      Mihaela Vrban 6 years ago from Croatia

      @Spikey64: This has been said right at the top of the page. ;)

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      Spikey64 6 years ago

      Great lens but one bit of advice needs a bit more work on. It is dangerous to boil cd's in a domestic environment, they give off very hrmful gasses.

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      gatorsquid 6 years ago

      nice idea! thanks!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Wow! And all I've done is paint on them! Great info here, I've got hundreds of old cds. Thanks for the work you put into this!

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      TIRMassageStone1 6 years ago

      Great recycling ideas!

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      sociopath-free 6 years ago

      Great info. I'm not crafty, but I try to reuse and recycle wherever I can.

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      AigulErali 6 years ago

      Very cool ideas! Thumbs up.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Wow! Lots of ideas. I almost wish I still got hundreds of AOL CDs! Or not...

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Fitness weights - glue together groups of 5,10,20 or 30 CDs so you get couple of different weight plates. Connect the pairs of proper weight with a bar (maybe some reused pen, a stick or any tool that fits the CD hole) and cover it with some foam (reused sponge?) so that you make a comfortable grip. Such weights aren't too heavy, so they're great for fitness excersises, rather not for weightlifters. :)

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      achraf lm 6 years ago

      great ideas and thanks for very detailed videos!

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      FunkyJewelleryUK 6 years ago

      Great lens! Added to my favourites so I can come back and have a nosy through everything. Some brilliant ideas :)

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      Tiggered 6 years ago

      Hey, some of those ideas are REALLY good :) Nice lens

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      akumar46 lm 6 years ago

      Its great to see the various reuse options for CDs and DVDs.

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      Melbourne_Osteopath 6 years ago

      Great to see you promote recycling and reusing. I always get a great sense of accomplishment when I re-purpose an item to solve another problem - especially for free.

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      leansmasterpranav 6 years ago

      very nice lens

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Don't boil the CDs to make things out of them!!! CDs have BPA in them, a chemical that mimics estrogen, and causes birth defects such as malformed urogenital tract in boy babies, malformed uterus in girl babies which can cause them to have miscarriages later in life, enlarged prostate in boy babies, and breast cancer in girl babies. Children are especially vulnerable for getting cancer and other problems from BPA later in life. In adults, the chemical is linked to obesity, polycystic ovary, diabetes, and heart disease. Don't let your kids near this stuff, don't use a pot you cook with, and just don't do it at all if you know what's good for you. :-)

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      jvsper63 6 years ago

      You really have wonderful ideas..great lens ^,_,^

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      Helene-Malmsio 6 years ago

      Some really useful ideas here for how to reuse or recycle old cds - it was always a mystery for me to work out what to do with them! Big thumbs up from me for the work you put in this lens.

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      Great ideas - the rather shiny Christmas wreath is pretty awesome.

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      Malu Couttolenc 6 years ago

      Awesome ideas! I've used them for furniture and as dishes for pots, still have lots of them and will use them for more things that you have mentioned here :)

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      jackieb99 6 years ago

      Some excellent ideas. I'll have to give some of them a try.