Compact discs or CDs have been popularly used since the 1990s. It is made of almost pure polycarbonate plastic and its reflective surface is coated with a thin layer of aluminum or sometimes gold. We should keep in mind that these items can contain hazardous materials that need to be disposed of properly. But why throw them away when we can reuse them into creating new gifts and household pieces?
Desk organizers from CD cases
You will need:
- CD cases
- Super glue
- Old magazines
- Gather some of your most colorfully covered CD cases and get ready to glue.
- If your old cases don’t have covers, or you simply don’t like the cover, grab a magazine and just customize in a way that works for you.
- Glue two cases together, one at the bottom to act as the base, and one standing up.
- Glue more CD cases like this depending on how long you want your desk organizer to be.
- Let it set for a few minutes and voila! You’re now ready to get those documents in order.
Accessory holder from CD spindle
- CD spindle
- Spray paint
- Make sure to place newspapers on your work area to avoid spraying paint on your floor or your table. It’s best to do this outdoors or in a more ventilated area.
- All you have to do is spray paint the entire CD spindle and cover.
- Let it set for a few minutes until the paint dries. When the spindle is ready, grab your accessories and put them in place.
- Old CDs
- Old or new clock kit
- Pick an old CD that you want to use as clock.
- Grab other CDs and cut them into little pieces.
- Decorate the CD that you picked by gluing the little CD pieces to it.
- While your CD is drying, disassemble the clock kit.
- When your CD is ready, reassemble the clock kit, putting the CD as the body of the clock.
- Put the battery and check out your new clock.