Nine Creative Uses for CDs and DVDs
Now that you may have moved your music and data from CDs and DVDs to MP3 players, flash drives or other storage mediums, you may be facing a dilemma: what do you do with those discs you have piled up in corners, closets and shelves collecting dust? Before you think about pitching them in the nearest trash bin, take a look at these nine creative uses for CDs and DVDs. Not only will it have you treading with a lighter carbon footprint, but you’ll discover that beauty and function can come in unexpected places, to prove the old adage, “what’s old is new again.” It may even compel you to want to purchase more discs for crafty projects.
|- Transform discs for pest protection: Hang or string together old discs in strategic locations in your yard. The shiny, reflective surface will deter hawks, small birds and rabbits from wreaking havoc while also providing a unique landscape novelty.|
|- Brand a CD or DVD into a useful hiking tool: An old reflective CD is just as effective as a signaling mirror if you find yourself in a compromising wilderness situation. It will also cost you less to use one than its retailed square counterpart.|
|- Design a work of art: Crush or cut your discs into a bunch of little pieces to create mosaic surfaces. They can be glued and collaged anywhere—table tops, walls, floors, etc.|
|- Clean up messes: Discs could save you money on brushes or brillo pads by scraping kitchen grime off dishware, removing annoying stickers or stripping snow from car windows.|
If you still love CDs and DVDs just the way they are (for their traditional uses) like we do, or if you’re inspired to take on a crafty disc project that leaves you wanting more of them, check them out at CDROM2GO.
What kind of creative uses can you dream up for CDs and DVDs? We’d love to hear your ideas!