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« on: September 20, 2003 12:09:58 PM »

hi- i'm new around here and oh so excited about what i've read so far. i'm wondering if any one has any ideas for what to do with cds that are too scratched to listen to. i always feel bad throwing them out but i don't want them laying around either.

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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2003 06:16:30 PM »

there are a ton of things you can do with old cds. you can make a "beaded" curtain. by drilling holes in the top and bottom and connecting them by wire, string, whatever you fancy. or you can break them into pieces and glue them on a ball or something, for a version of the disco ball. or, i sometimes just set them on a table and burn my candles on them. that way i don't have to buy and holder, but the wax doesn't ruin my table! just have fun!  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2003 04:12:53 PM »

i'll bet you could make a pretty rockin mobile with them - although it might be kind of gigantic.  i love mobiles.
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2003 04:24:06 PM »

- buy some glitter, white glue, and drizzle the glue onto the cd.  then dump some glitter onto it, shaking off the excess afterwards.  let it dry, and then attach two of them together, back to back.  you could glue them together or just use some metallic string that you will use to hang them up in a window with.
the light coming through the window is reflected off of the cd.  glitter glue (as one product) would work too, but using the two separate allows for more of a raised effect of the glitter.
these would make cool xmas ornaments for the tree as well.  the lights on the tree would be reflected off of the cds as well.

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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2003 07:26:15 AM »

cut a slice off two cd's, cut some paper to match, and bind along the slice. instant journal, keep labels on the inside, shiny on the outside

« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2003 07:17:53 PM »

ive taken all those AOl cds that come in the mail, and made neat coasters out of them and i use them all over my room. just decorate the shiny side with anything- glitter, milky pens, nail polish...

theres just too much that time cannot erase
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2003 09:50:55 AM »

I've taken to using the shiny side of AOL (and myriad other) CDs as testers for paint.  They're a lot cheaper than canvas and aren't sorely missed if you screw up.  Great for getting the feel of paints, too - I'm a relative newbie with a brush, and the smooth, solid surface is more fun to practice on that rough, absorbent canvas or paper.

I had started a series of "cube flowers" - painting flowerheads onto the CDs with acrylic which can be easily pinned up in a cubicle.  My intention was to coat the walls of my cube with them to make a little floral oasis at work.  Grin  I only got a couple done before I got distracted by another project, but I'll see if I can't get a pic of the three that turned out well.

Another way to make a CD more interesting might scare a few people!  If you put one into the microwave for three or four seconds, it creates an almighty (and cool - turn your lights off!) spark and the CD surface becomes crackled...  (Can you tell I work with nerdy guys?  "What happens if I do THIS?") Roll Eyes  Note that there's some discussion over the danger or lack thereof involved in doing this, I think it's akin to putting a metal piece into the micro.  Again, I'll see if I can't get a picture for you.  Yeesh, given that I work for a computer company, digital technology seems hard to come by!

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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2003 12:28:17 PM »

My parents tie them to their young fruit trees to keep the deer from snacking on the bark! Smiley

« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2003 03:15:21 PM »

Cool little clocks for everyone on your christmas list - paint or decoupage on the c.dl, buy a clock kit at Michaels or Joanns and assemble as per directions.  voila - something for (almost) nothing!

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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2003 11:06:58 AM »

has anyone seen the new AOL commercial where the couple has this HUGE fish on the wall made out of cds? They have overlapped them and used the colors to make the features of the fish...looks like scales and fins etc. Cool! Cool
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