Fun with Old Cds

Precariously stacked, scratched, alphabetized- we’ve all got CDs stored away, collecting dust and taking up space. Music soundtracks, computer games and software CDs are now pretty disposable, especially today with the boom in digital apps and download technology, and will only continue to decrease in popularity. So I decided to what else I could do apart from sell my stuff for cash.

Wanna be starting somethin’: 

You may be wondering what to do with oldcdsthem all. Before you start hurtling them out of windows or chucking them in the bin, there are some rather crafty ideas for you and kids to recycle some of your old CDs into eye-catching art, and even make some money from them before they go to the great CD-Player in the sky:

1.) Boogie wonderland:

Create a round paper-mâché cast, any size you want, then break the CDs into smaller fragments (definitely don’t let kids break them, as the edges can be quite sharp- you can file them down if you wish), then stick them shiny side up onto your round cast, and voila- a super retro disco ball!

2.) Sweet dreams are made of these:

If you’re a bit wary of breaking the CDs into pieces, you can still use them whole for striking art. Dreamcatchers can made from yarn woven around the CD and decorated with beads, gems, feathers, you name it. You’ll soon be able to sleep better at night, especially with your new-found skills!

3.) Chirpy chirpy cheep cheep:

Simply glue two CDs together (shiny side facing out) and loop some string through the hole in the middle and hang outside. The iridescent surface will reflect in the light, chasing away any pesky birds who come pecking at your fruit or veggie produce.

4.) Gotcha covered:

Most CDs have striking and colorful album art on the top, so stick a bit of colored felt on the bottom, and use the cover side as a drinks coaster.

The opportunities are endless! If you’re really pleased with your results, try selling your handiwork on Etsy and attract a niche market.

Count on it:

However, you can have just as much fun with old CDS by exchanging them for cash. will swap unwanted CDs for a quick and easy accumulative sum. It’s a hassle-free option, rather than trying to sell CDs in bulk elsewhere. It’s also free to post them, and if you exchange more than 25 items a free courier service can collect on any day of the week you wish. By up-cycling you’ll be helping to save the environment, and your funds at the same time. Sounds pretty good doesn’t it?

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February 20, 2013 – 12:18 PM - | Posted in Crafts & Games, DIY, music | Comments Off on Fun with Old Cds

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