I was given a bunch of hard rectangular discs from computers that no longer work

@writersedge (22579)
United States
November 21, 2008 10:10am CST
I'm thinking about gluing pictures on each side and putting ribbon or yarn for an ornament. There is a hole punched in them already. That would be the easiest for my hands, I think. I'm thinking about cutting up paper or envelopes that don't have anything written on them and putting a few in a paperholder I could make by gluing some together. Not sure what kind of glue would work well for that. What do you think of those ideas? What ideas do you have that I could try? Have you made anything with them in the past? Did you use them yourself, give as presents, or sell what you made?
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
29 Nov 08
I have seen those disk made into pencil holders and even a purse. You can even make note pads from them. Then if you get tired of the pencil holders purses and not pads you can remove the metal part and make earrings. http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/06/diy_recycling_f.php There are a lot of ideas at this site. http://www.instructables.com/id/Earrings-made-from-floppy-disk-parts/ http://www.instructables.com/tag/?q=purse+from+floppy+disks&limit:type:id=on&typ
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
29 Nov 08
I gotta check out the purse and the earrings. I've seen the penci/paper holders on ebay. I think I could fake a note pad or figure it out, but the earrings. I have to check that out and I'm not sure how the purse would be done. Thanks! Cool!
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
30 Nov 08
I thought they were pretty cool when I saw the ear rings.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
1 Dec 08
Just visited the site (finally got the time). That is really, really cool. Wish I had best response to give away now. Really cool ideas and the instructables site is really, really cool. Thank you very, very much.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
21 Nov 08
I don't know what you mean by, "hard rectangular discs" but from the description and what you plan on doing sounds like a wonderful and creative plan.. (I did tell you that I got one of the three books, "tightwad gazette" from the library and they have the other 2 on hold for me?)
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
21 Nov 08
3 1/2 inch discs are what I'm discribing, due to different cultures and menopause ( I can't think of what I want to say half of the time), I described it more. I like the already made holes in the corner if you just push a little something over and they're completely open. How wonderful that you have the Tightwad Gazette and two more coming! Finally found someone I can help in this world! Take care.
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• United States
21 Nov 08
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH menopause!!! It doth make idiots of us. But we have fun.
• United States
21 Nov 08
Yep, and I am taking notes, so it will take a little longer to read..Already made my "baggie" dryer out of a coat hanger yesterday..
@riyasam (16578)
• India
27 Nov 08
i am not much into computers but my hubby keeps on bringing them and he never ever uses it.i found the best place for it,in the dustbin.thankyou for giving me ideas
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
27 Nov 08
You're welcome. Other people have some ideas here, too. Feel free to look through them. Also, if you make something neat, let us know and if you can do a picture, that would be cool, too. Take care
• United States
21 Nov 08
I have never done anything with the rectangular discs but I have with used or damaged cd's. I crochet two small doilies with crochet thread and a size 7 hook. I put two cds together, label sides together, I then crochet around the doilies encaseing the cd's [I try for a fairly snug fit]. I put a hole near the outside edge, through the two cds but being careful to not go through any of the crochet thread. We hang them, very pretty as they turn gently in drafts, catching the light with different colors! They also make good drink coasters.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
21 Nov 08
I bet they do catch the light well and reflect all kinds of colors. That is really, really cool. How creative! Thank you very much and take care.