Unwanted CD's.

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Unwanted CD's.

Post: #182451 spider8
Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:45 pm

Cup coasters.
Thread onto string and hang over veg plot to scare birds away.
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Post: #182461 fruitcake
Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:56 am

3. thread on string and hang over boat as bird scarer to stop them roosting and sh1tting on the decks :roll:

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Post: #182462 Derry
Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:32 am

frisbee :lol:

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Post: #182463 crowsashes
Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:36 am

5 - cut them up and use them in your craft projects, card making etc

6- decorate the silver side, stick them back to back and use them as a mobile in a childs bedroom. ( did this for my son and he loved it as the sun reflected the light around his room)

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Post: #182494 Thomzo
Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:14 pm

If you leave them hung up outside, they lose their coating and become clear. Then you can use them for glass painting projects.

Use them as paint pallettes.

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Post: #182497 Rosendula
Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:04 pm

9. Some are good enough to be used as a mirror so long as you don't need a very crisp image. They're OK nailed to the shed wall at the allotment just to make sure you don't have mud smeared across your face when you walk home :roll:
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Post: #182499 JillStephens7
Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:37 pm

tres chic :lol:

10. Use as a base for mosaic tiles to make a tea pot stand?

11. Glue a few together to make a custom size door wedge?

These really are a bit lame :oops:

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Post: #182844 Nomada
Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:39 pm

I know a lady who made a drop spindle using one of those smaller CD's as the disc part. I've also seen a craft project where tiny bits of cut up CD's were used to decorate something, a headband I think, but I don't remember where I saw that. It was possibly on Cut Out and Keep.
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Post: #198611 MuddyWitch
Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:33 pm

*Acts like Newbie & pulls up old post*

Cds are ideal to clean you spade of sticky clay as you dig your plot.

The old gardeners called such a gismo a 'man' as one used to clean you spade regularly (every spit) meant you'd do the work of two men who didn't clean their tools.

My hubby refers to my stash of freebie cds as 'AOL spade cleaners' :lol:

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Post: #198613 Sally Jane
Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:04 pm

I don't suppose this is a 'use' as such, but my sister has one of those cast-iron shepherd's crook type lantern-holders in her garden, and for ages now (possibly a few years) she's been popping old CDs onto it. In theory it's to keep them all in one place until she finds use for them as bird scarers, but the thing looks like a huge silver snake arising out of the ground - very arty, like my sis!
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Post: #198691 homegrown
Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:33 am

Suspend them through your garden to mangify artifical light at night is quite pretty.
decorate your letterbox (no seriously some new zealanders actually do this)

We all have two gifts we should try to use as much as possible - imagination and humour.
Imagination compensates us for what we are not.
A sense of humour consoles us for what we are.


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Modern humanity has said to Nature, "You are mine."
The Green Man has returned as the living face of the whole earth so that through his mouth we may say to the universe, "We are one."

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