Chatting recently about the number of CDs lying around and ways to recycle or reuse them.
I was asked if I could think of ways to do this, beyond the usual hanging ornaments
or as items to deter birds ion the garden.
The project would have to be on a low-cost, no-cost basis
– meaning that the labour to do the “recycling” would be free,
but any additional items would need to be donated or somehow “found”.
Hmmm now I love a challenge…at first I couldn’t think of anything apart from the usual ideas above.
Then I did some internet research and came up with a few ideas that appealed to me.
Jewelry – use smaller bits of the CD to create pieces
Drink coasters – use the whole CD between two pieces of fabric
Bowls – use the whole CD which is softened by heat
Mosaics – break up the CD and use to decorate found items
House numbers – using reflective qualities of the CD surface so visitors can see your house number
Clocks – use the whole CD as a feature (the clock mechanism might have to be bought
so even though I love this idea I have put it last!)
Any other ideas?? they would be greatly appreciated!
I just love the idea of making jewelry – stay posted for the creations!!
PS If you reuse CDs please remember to use safety gear
protect your eyes with safety glasses and wear protective gloves.
Work in a well ventilated environment