15 Things to do with CDs and DVDs

If you’re looking to destash, you most one of the first things you probably do is get rid of CDs and DVDs. Here are some of my favorite things to do with CDs and DVDs after you’ve backed them up and stored them digitally.

 

15 Amazing ways to recycle and craft with old CDs and DVDs! This is the best DIY CD upcycling craft list I've seen

 

I chose these projects out of the MANY I found for the way they really take advantage of the characteristics of a CD. Some make great use of the iridescent surface, others of the hole in the middle, and others of the plastic body…. Whatever it is, you’re sure to find something that you’ll wan to try here!

 

 

15 Things to make with old CDs:

 

 

These bloggers had the best ideas for repurposing CDs in fun and useful ways. Click through to each project to read the full tutorial!

 

 

1. Make some pretty doodle discs – it’s an open-ended craft for a huge variety of ages and skill levels.

Upcycle old CDs and DVDs as doodle discs! Such a fun, easy craft for kids and adults of all ages!

 

 

2. I love these dreamcatchers by Pink Stripey Socks! What a productive and fun way to entertain children!

15 Amazing ways to recycle and craft with old CDs and DVDs! This is the best DIY CD upcycling craft list I've seen

 

 

3. Growing up, I always loved wind chimes. But I never made them myself. This beautiful wind chimes craft by Happy Hooligans is something I would have loved to make back then (I may even try it today. I have yet to outgrow such crafts!)

15 Amazing ways to recycle and craft with old CDs and DVDs! This is the best DIY CD upcycling craft list I've seen

 

 

4. Learn a little science with this CD hovercraft by Hello Wonderful! It gives kids such a good feeling to see something they made actually work.

15 Amazing ways to recycle and craft with old CDs and DVDs! This is the best DIY CD upcycling craft list I've seen

 

 

5. I saw so many animals made from CDs but chose this snail from Toddler Approved to feature, because of the glow the CD gives the snail’s shell. Click on the photo for instructions, and then scour Pinterest for more CD animal ideas!

15 Amazing ways to recycle and craft with old CDs and DVDs! This is the best DIY CD upcycling craft list I've seen

 

 

6. Lalymom cleverly put together these “ring around the rosie” spinning tops using CDs! See how here.

15 Amazing ways to recycle and craft with old CDs and DVDs! This is the best DIY CD upcycling craft list I've seen

 

 

7. CDs and DVDs are also great for mosaic projects. One of my favorites of all time is this birdbath by Me and My DIY.

15 Amazing ways to recycle and craft with old CDs and DVDs! This is the best DIY CD upcycling craft list I've seen

 

 

8. Turn them into beautiful iridescent guitar picks using a pick punch (affiliate link)! Yup, it works on CDs too, not just credit cards. Isn’t that clever?

Guitar pick puncher - a punch to make guitar picks (by George Williams)

 

 

9. A lamp made out of CDs? Yes, please! Check out the how-to for this magnificent CD lamp by Photo Creations!

15 Amazing ways to recycle and craft with old CDs and DVDs! This is the best DIY CD upcycling craft list I've seen

 

 

10. Want a cheap, easy, and FUN toy for your toddler? Check out how Best Toys 4 Toddlers makes amazing use of old CDs – I am running to grab mine out now to try it with M so that I can finish up this post…

15 Amazing ways to recycle and craft with old CDs and DVDs! This is the best DIY CD upcycling craft list I've seen

 

 

11. Crafts by Amanda made use of the durable plastic on DVDs by turning them into beautiful stenciled coasters. Read the tutorial to see how she made them stand up to spills too.

15 Amazing ways to recycle and craft with old CDs and DVDs! This is the best DIY CD upcycling craft list I've seen

 

 

12. Check out Crafts ‘n Coffee’s tutorial for these adorable photo clips using old CDs.

15 Amazing ways to recycle and craft with old CDs and DVDs! This is the best DIY CD upcycling craft list I've seen

 

 

13. I absolutely adore the way Our Peaceful Planet used CDs to make curtain pull-backs!  This is simply genius and has a beautiful, polished look.

15 Amazing ways to recycle and craft with old CDs and DVDs! This is the best DIY CD upcycling craft list I've seen

 

 

14. I saw many CD clock tutorials when I was searching because of the form of the CD. This one by Morena’s Corner stood out so I decided to share it here.

15 Amazing ways to recycle and craft with old CDs and DVDs! This is the best DIY CD upcycling craft list I've seen

 

 

15. Of course, a Moms & Crafters roundup can’t be complete without a jewelry craft! And this magnificent necklace by Plan B. Anna Evers takes the cake…

15 Amazing ways to recycle and craft with old CDs and DVDs! This is the best DIY CD upcycling craft list I've seen

 

 

Isn’t it just amazing how many great uses there are out there for something we all have in over-abundance? Some of these things to do with CDs and DVDs are really functional too!

What ideas do you have for things to do with CDs?

 

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15 Amazing ways to recycle and craft with old CDs and DVDs! This is the best DIY CD upcycling craft list I've seen

10 Comments

  1. Oh my gosh, so many amazing ideas! A lamp, a mosaic, a hovercraft? I can’t pick a favorite, they’re all so creative. Thank you for including the CD Photo Clip from CraftsnCoffee.com.

  2. What a great list! Thanks for including my CD weavings!

  3. Great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  4. funmilola Durosinmi

    Wow! Great and fabulous ideas. Thanks

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  7. They make great targets.
    They don’t shatter, so they will take multiple hits. Adding bit of tape on the backside of the center hole lets the true marksmen show off their stuff.

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