A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Craftster is for freely sharing how to make things! Don't post pics of things you sell in hopes of getting some sales or we'll have to bust out the LIMBO stick on you! Wink
Total Members: 299,128
Currently Running With Scissors:
376 Guests and 6 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: What to do with your old CDs  (Read 3100 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
arwenjade
Offline Offline

Posts: 366
Joined: 04-May-2009

I draw with a bar of soap...


View Profile WWW
« on: August 07, 2011 02:34:41 PM »



Quote
'wastelandscape', an installation by elise morin and clémence eliard


created by french artist elise morin and architect clémence eliard, 'wastelandscape' overtakes the 'halle d'aubervilliers'
of paris's centquatre with an undulating landscape composed of 65,000 old CDs, sorted and hand-sewn together
into a 500-square meter surface. the piece is on exhibition at the centquatre now through september 10th.

in the artists' words:
'made of petroleum, this reflecting slick of CDs forms a still sea of metallic dunes;
the artwork's monumental scale reveals the precious aspect of a small daily object.'

'wastelandscape' is planned for exhibition in multiple locations, transforming each time,
before eventually being completely recycled into polycarbonate.

It looks like dragon scales to me. Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Deviate from the well-traveled path. Instead, take the narrow Way and discover the Truth for yourself...

Etsy ~ Pinterest ~ Flickr
susie in the sky
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2011 08:23:55 AM »

Wow, thats amazing!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My crafty, eco-y, charity shopp-y, vegan-y, happy-y blog...

http://secondhandsusie.blogspot.co.uk/
banana731
Offline Offline

Posts: 531
Joined: 29-May-2011

procraftinator extrodinaire


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2011 08:16:00 PM »

that must have been quite an undertaking!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I'm almost always typing with one hand...
arwenjade
Offline Offline

Posts: 366
Joined: 04-May-2009

I draw with a bar of soap...


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2011 06:53:10 AM »

I thought it was really cool!  Cheesy

You can see more pics here:
http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/10/view/15968/elise-morin-clemence-eliard-wastelandscape.html
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Deviate from the well-traveled path. Instead, take the narrow Way and discover the Truth for yourself...

Etsy ~ Pinterest ~ Flickr
Lady Lovecraft
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2011 05:24:20 PM »

That is really cool but does anyone have any actual projects with their old cds?
Useful things, cool things? Nothing too cheesy or silly.

Sorry to change the topic but this made me realize that my house has hundreds of un-used cds that probably don't work. Now I want to do something awesome with them!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Eclectic Dreamer
Offline Offline

Posts: 1108
Joined: 21-Jun-2011

There's power in an unwritten page.


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2011 07:22:45 AM »

Dang! Poster before me (I forgot your user name by the time I got to the compose window)... I've seen a number of alternate uses online. You can use 2 of them (plus other supplies) to make a drop spindle. Cut them and turn them into things like letter holders, or hang them together for wind chimes.

I use mine as candle-holders (for the huge candles, though discovered they don't work so well if the candle breaks and pours melted wax everywhere), cup... my brain is not working today. cup holder? cup mat? Hope you know what I mean. My new and favorite thing (though I'm still working on the details) is using the CD's to make shisha mirrors for shisha embroidery. And my first experiment was machine washable. Went through the dryer fine too, but I figure machine wash gentle and hang dry would probably be best. Some CD's are fairly nice to cut (AOL), some shatter every time (Office Depot--plus the backing tends to peel off when cut). I just use scissors so far, as I haven't figured out any other way to do it. My sister said she lets her kids color all over them, though I don't know if they do anything with them after that.

Have you seen those recycled record purses? I bet you could do the same with a CD.

If this link works: here's a pic of the shisha mirror CD embroidery I did. http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/244845_08Aug11_Shawna_4.jpg
THIS ROCKS   Logged

www.etsy.com/people/ShahanaKhan/favorites
http://pinterest.com/3pomegranates

Writing Magic - NaNoWriMo 2013 Swap: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=426706.0#axzz2cCRJhOrK

My new motto/mantra: "Eat. Rest. Be well of heart. Keep breathing."
LadybugsAndBumblebees
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 5255
Joined: 18-Dec-2009


View Profile
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2011 08:08:40 AM »

I used an old CD as the base for a market bag.  I found the pattern somewhere on the internet.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://Pinterest.com/LdybgGrl


You can call me Queen Bee!
Or, Ladybug Girl, if you'd prefer.
arwenjade
Offline Offline

Posts: 366
Joined: 04-May-2009

I draw with a bar of soap...


View Profile WWW
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2011 02:29:21 PM »

OK so here are some more useful ideas of what you can do with old CDs! You Can...

Make a bag:
http://linda-allfreepatterns.blogspot.com/2010/07/recycle-cds-giftstorage-bag-sew.html

Make a clock:
http://crafts.kaboose.com/cd-clock.html
http://dollarstorecrafts.com/2009/01/recycled-cd-clock/

Make a cute cupcake stand:
http://www.favecrafts.com/Green-Crafting/CD-Cupcake-Stand#

Make an altered art ornament:
http://www.favecraftsblog.com/kids-saturday-crafts-for-the-new-year/

Or cut them up and make a disco ball, use them as a base for a fun holiday scene or cute candle holder. I've heard you can heat them up and make bowls similar to record bowls too.  Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Deviate from the well-traveled path. Instead, take the narrow Way and discover the Truth for yourself...

Etsy ~ Pinterest ~ Flickr
elderflower
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 2396
Joined: 05-Dec-2010


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2011 07:33:33 AM »

I also use them as shisha mirrors.  They can be very nasty to cut up but they do look pretty. I agree with Eclectic Dreamer that some CDs/DVDs are better than others.  They also have different colours too which is quite pretty.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
CabbageMan
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2011 04:59:58 PM »

After a massive cleaning spree in which several CDs were broken, I made a mosaic out of the pieces, and I absolutely love it! You could try that.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
DIY Bohemian Leather Bracelet
How to Make Easter Baskets
Mom Hacks: Chalk Egg
Mom Hacks: Egg Carton
Mom Hacks: Egg Carton
Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Gift Ideas: Mini Book Jewelry
Handmade Gift Ideas: Bunny Travel Pillow
Tute Tuesday: Cross Stitched Sewing Box

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.