Remember the days when CD’s were the best technology around? Not anymore. For better or worse, CD’s are becoming obsolete. With many options to digitally store and share music, many of us have replaced CD’s with an iPod or MP3 player. But what to do with that old pile of dusty and scratched CD’s? It just doesn’t feel right to throw away something that was once so important and loved.
Luckily, there are many ways you can give your once-cherished CD’s a second life. Check it out.
This year as you are taking down the tree, grab a few of the bland ornaments, add a few dabs of glue, and apply broken CD pieces. Next year you will have some awesome disco-like balls that will add sparkle and shine to your Christmas décor.
2. A Coffee Table
This tabletop made entirely of CD pieces is absolutely mesmerizing. Simply cut up your CD’s, glue, and allow to dry.
3. A Wall Clock
This takes a little electronic knowledge, but works great with CD’s or albums.
4. Plant Pots
CD’s make awesome mosaics on boring planters – this one is eye-catching and only requires a bit of glue.
5. A Birdbath
This birdbath is stunning, and a lot easier to make than it looks. Check out the instructions here.
6. Wall Art
A decorative mosaic like this can brighten up any room. Simply take an old frame, glue, some broken CD’s, and let creativity lead the way.
7. A Mirror
Whether an old mirror or something you grabbed second-hand, a shard makeover will make it stylish again. DIY details here.
8. A Door
Why do a little project when you can think big? To make these gorgeous French doors, click here.
9. A Christmas Tree
Why buy a tree when you can make one?
10. A Picture Frame
Any old frame will do for this project that is sure to make your photos pop.
11. A Pendant
These personalized pendants are beautiful and make a great gift for any occasion.
These are all incredible crafts, made from something that most people throw away or store in the basement. Do you have other creative uses for recycling old CD’s? Share them with us in the comments below, and don’t forget to share these great tips with your craft-loving friends and family.