Creative Ways To Recycle Old CDs

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If you’ve witnesses the era of music and videos on CDs, then you probably have tons of them still lying around in your house. Back then, almost everything and anything were relayed through CDs, and later on, DVDs. They were very practical back then but now, they can be quite the nuisance. CDs are still used today but not as much as before. Today, there are more efficient means of file storage and transfer so CDs are quickly becoming second- or maybe third-choice. If you want to clear up the CD clutter in your home, here’s a few ways you can do it.

Mosaic Tile Birdbath

Mosaic Tile Birdbath

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The most attractive part of a CD is the back of it because of how it changes colour when it catches light. One creative way to make use of this part of the CD is by using it to decorate an old bird bath. The revamped bird bath would surely make your garden stand out while also attracting birds to it.

Break off the CDs into tiny pieces and glue them on the bird bath disk as you arrange them. To keep the CD pieces from getting caught on the birds’ feet, fill the entire bird bath disk with grout, making sure you’ve spread the grout in between the CDs.

Afterwards, use a damp rag to wipe the excess grout off of the bird bath and bring it outside for the birds.

Mosaic Guitar

Mosaic Guitar

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Another beautiful, trippy use for old CDs is by using it to adorn your guitar. This way, the music in your old CDs can live on.

Break your old CDs into tiny pieces and glue them on your guitar, backside front. The pieces and arrangement doesn’t have to be neat. In fact, the messiness of the mosaic CD pieces would give your guitar some extra beauty. You can even put some on the guitar’s fretboard to make it match the theme.

Coaster

Coaster

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Here’s a simple way to recycle old CDs for those who are not that crafty. Simply add some gems, beads, stickers, drawings, or any design you want on the CD and glue some felt on the bottom. Now you have a really funky coaster that’s great for any event.

Disco Ball

Disco Ball

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Are you planning and indoor party? Improvise your own disco ball with old CDs. It’s cheaper, eco-friendly, and great for simple events. A disco ball would be great to add a touch of retro in your party or event, or maybe if you’re just feeling a bit creative.

There are many alternatives you can do to a CD disco ball. Basically, just break some CDs into squares and use a hot glue to stick it on a Styrofoam ball. Make a hole that extends from the top to the bottom of the ball and insert a piece of string or twine through it.

Loop the end of the string and hang it on the ceiling. You can either stick the CDs on the ball backside-front or you can repaint the CDs a silver colour. You can add some glitter or shine a halogen light on the ball to make light bounce off of it.

Mosaic Table

Mosaic Table

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If you want to make your table look extraordinary and stand out, why not consider adorning it with mosaic made of old CDs?

Boil some CDs for a few minutes to make them easier to cut. Cut the CDs into pieces and arrange them on your table any way you like. Make sure that the bottom side of the CD is facing up since it’s the part that adds colour and design when used as a mosaic tile. Use a hot glue to secure the CD pieces in place then either cover the top of your table with glass or fill the spaces in between the CDs with grout. You can also just leave it be but the edges of the CD pieces might get caught on things.

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