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She Cuts Up An Old CD, But What She Makes With The Broken Pieces Is Surprisingly Beautiful

As our smartphones are increasingly capable of storing and streaming our music, CDs are on their way to becoming obsolete. So what to do with all those old disks? You can sell the music CDs, but what about the data disks we all used?

Rather than send them on a one-way trip to the landfill, you can upcycle your retired discs.


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Blogger Debbie of Me and My DIY had an old birdbath that could use a bit of an update.


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With strong scissors, she cut the discs into slices.


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She then pulled the trapezoid pieces off from the ring.


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She did this to several discs.


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She sealed the pieces with a clear gloss and glued them to the birdbath.


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It looks great, but it's full of sharp edges.


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She then spread grout over the pieces, wiping away the extra with a damp cloth.


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Now it's a shining beacon for birds in her garden.


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"Upmade" blogger Ilona used the disc pieces to create a flashy backsplash in her kitchen.


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She adhered them to the wall and used grout to fill in the cracks.


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She used gray grout to keep it brighter.


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It adds a colorful burst of fun to an otherwise plain kitchen.


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You'd never guess this came from old data discs.


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Credit: Little Things