All you creative and artistic ones - please help!!!!

@vandana7 (58842)
India
September 9, 2010 4:38pm CST
I have a shelf full of those nice little read but not write CD discs. They are old, some of them may not even be functional, while others have some songs that I am no longer in keeping. In a nutshell, these shiny cute little discs need to be put to some positive use. Any ideas are welcome. :) Please let me know. Thanks in advance. :)
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@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
10 Sep 10
Vannie, take a pic of yourself. Enlarge it. Stick it on a wall somewhere and stick those cd's all around your pic. Your decision. A circle o triangle. Enjoy. TATA.
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@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
10 Sep 10
Thanx meluan.
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@vandana7 (58842)
• India
11 Sep 10
I am not obsessed with me you know blondie! :) And to top it all, I am ugly! :( May be your photograph would look nice. :)
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
11 Sep 10
Nah Vannie, i am not much too look at. No one is ugly.
@mentalward (14716)
• United States
10 Sep 10
I've thought about gluing them to a wall, shiny side out, to be sort of a mod mirrored wall. Large buttons could be glued to the center holes in the main color theme of the room. What little girl (old enough to know not to put things like buttons in their mouths) could resist that? I have used them as reflectors in trees, bushes and on fencing to keep birds and other unwanted critters away. They're light enough to swing in the breeze, startling any critter with their eyes on the goodies of your garden or fruit trees. I also found this link that lists many different things that can be done with used CDs. http://www.hintsandthings.com/musichall/CDroms.htm While I doubt I'd ever use them in most of these forms, some are interesting.
@mentalward (14716)
• United States
10 Sep 10
Here's another idea I like quite a lot and might just make myself: Make a clock - buy clockworks at your local craft store, the CD has a readymade hole in the center!
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@vandana7 (58842)
• India
11 Sep 10
Hi - that is a good site! Yes, i too saw that clock in cars. But that is so common. :( So I prefer that charity thing. Another friend suggested - use some semi precious colorful stones and make some designs with them on the surface and cover the center with god's image.
@carolbee (16243)
• United States
11 Sep 10
Here is something I found that is really interesting. Love the ideas here and hopefully it will help you decide what to do with your old cd's. Am going to try a couple of things on here myself when I get the time. Enjoy!!! http://www.hintsandthings.co.uk/musichall/CDroms.htm
@vandana7 (58842)
• India
12 Sep 10
Hey - those are wonderful suggestions carol. :) I too am going to try a few. :) Thanks a million. :)
@carolbee (16243)
• United States
12 Sep 10
You are welcome. I haven't tried any of the suggestions on the page I sent you but they sure look fun. Didn't realize there were so many things to do with old cd's.
@bingskee (5238)
• Philippines
29 Oct 10
you can arrange them as wall decors but have them painted or put ornaments on them..
@vandana7 (58842)
• India
9 Nov 10
This is great. Actually, somebody else also suggested this. She asked me to make calenders out of them with the help of some ornaments. :)
@shibham (17025)
• India
11 Sep 10
do u want to preserve those songs or do u want to reuse those discs? please make me clear.
@vandana7 (58842)
• India
11 Sep 10
I dont want to preserve those songs. :) Some of those disks are also not working. :)
@Hatley (163813)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Sep 10
hi vandy I think you may know I used to work in the Tustin library. the children's librarian is always looking for odd things to use in the handicraft time for the little ones, I am talking nine to fourteen, and the librarian usually a she ,needs free materials all the time, I know a zillion people will give you craft ideas, I am giving you a helping the children's librarian ideas as they most often have the craft ideas already but need the supplies and the county spends very very little on those types of things so donations are really great.
@vandana7 (58842)
• India
12 Sep 10
Hatley sweetie - out here we dont allow children to be children. :( That is why I am such a granny. Actually, there is so much competition from day one of going to school, everybody wants their children to excel, be first in the class, and become a doctor, or engineer, or a chartered accountant, as if there are no other professions. :) So a lot is crammed into each course, and children start learning things about senior classes, much before they can actually understand them. This is because there are competitive exams, and somethings should be at tip of the tongue. :( I hope though that things are changing. The last I heard, they were not. :(
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@gunagohan (3415)
• India
10 Sep 10
Recycle the cd's ... It will be made again for reuse purpose.. We don't know how it works, but recycling process will do it.. Instead of doing some strange things with crazy ideas, u could recycle it..
@vandana7 (58842)
• India
12 Sep 10
Hi guna, sometime ago I saw a crafts shop. You know the lady took onion skin and made it look exotic! And then just a couple of rice plants, on velvet! And some old nuts and bolts. I was amazed. These people sure have talent, and it is worth checking. :) I quite liked some of the ideas here. :) Including what Rich said. You can get a good door knob, if you want a shiny one. :)
@voldrox (7205)
• India
10 Sep 10
Make a large shiny disco-ball with a bulb inside... It would perhaps look good in your drawing room Vandana? Will my Mommy let me make a disco ball for the house ?
@vandana7 (58842)
• India
11 Sep 10
Mommy will let you do anything you want, as long as you continue to call me mommy. :)
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@Jotomy (6163)
• India
10 Sep 10
Hi vandana, i too have some of the CDs which are not functional, i made a painting on it and adjusted them as some patterns like Ganesh, bear, door side hangings, flower vase etc., Try it and see, really its looks nice.
@vandana7 (58842)
• India
12 Sep 10
Hi jotomy, wouldnt it be nice if you could load a picture of what you've painted? :) I would love to see how it would look. :)
@srganesh (6349)
• India
10 Sep 10
Just throw it in the dustbin and remain cool, without anymore worries! Since some may not even function now and a lot are no more interesting for you, say just goodbye. It is very hard to find a reuse for such stuffs now a days. By the way, I have a collection of good old audio cassettes in a box full but still use to play them in my walkman. Nostalgic memories!
@vandana7 (58842)
• India
12 Sep 10
Awww - I wanted to be a bit more artistic! :( It is not. Actually, mentalward has given some wonderful hints. Even the post above yours has a good suggestion. Audio cassettes? :) Wouldnt mind taking them over? :) I think we should find ways to use them instead of just dumping them in dustbin. Something has started brewing in my brain. Hope I will be able to make it work. :)
@ElicBxn (60425)
• United States
10 Sep 10
I've seen some people paint on them, other turn them into cards. I think one person even trimmed them, punched holes and made them kind of book covers for a scrappy little photo book for a teen.
@vandana7 (58842)
• India
12 Sep 10
Yeah, those would kind of look good I think. :) I got to try that turning them into cards. We all need cards, off and on, dont we? :) Thank you for suggestions. :)
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• India
29 Oct 10
Vandanji I had more than 500, my wife used to yell seeing them in my magazine rack, last october, my grand daughter Payal came with her mom (my daughter), she is 18 a student in engg college, she took all those from her Nanimaa, i thought she may use them for some new idea.. well she has done it!! Last week i had been their home, saw them pasted over cardboards in differnt patterns , over which she has pasted 'reflective' colored plastics.. Thank you so much for this discussion.Sorry for late response. Professor. . Cheers God bless you.