Repurposing old CDs and DVDs??

mrs_tlcOctober 30, 2012

Hello. I'm looking for a way to keep birds and other critters out of my garden. I saw some CD's hung on a string over a sailboat over the summer and thought that might help and also have heard of people making flowers out of old CDs. I would love it if anyone had any picture ideas to share!!!

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chelcass(Z5 Michigan, U.P.)

I make windchimes out of mine. You can use silverware or as I did glass beads. I use fishing line for my string. I used E6000 to glue the beads onto the fishing line.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2012 at 1:17PM
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amigirl(Fl 9)

You can make earrings and pendants out of them. Check the Internet as how to. You put them in the microwave for 5 sec. then cut them with x-acto knives into different shapes.
Different CD's produce different colors.

Sue

    Bookmark   October 30, 2012 at 7:18PM
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mrs_tlc

Love the wind chime idea. I want something to keep the birds out of my tomatoe and that may work. I am also kicking around a larger project idea! I have to build new raised garden beds next year so I just may start collecting old CDs/DVDs from friends that would otherwise end up in landfills and doing a mosaic mural on the raised bed sides!! It may end up not being anything great or it may be really pretty........we'll see!!

    Bookmark   November 1, 2012 at 8:35PM
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elaineal(z8AL)

I take two and glue them together with labels inside. Then
drill a hole through both and use a barrel swivel used in fishing to make a hanger. I use fishing line because it is light and this will make them spin real easy. The light they create will spook birds out of trees they are placed in. Also, I like seeing them spinning from inside the house.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2012 at 9:50PM
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dcarch7

Microwave the CD to get an interesting design.

dcarch

    Bookmark   November 6, 2012 at 9:27AM
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