If you live in a typical American household, chances are you receive stacks of promotional CD’s in the mail, or have piles of outdated or scratched CD’s or DVD’s that are no longer usable. This Earth Day, try upcycling and breathe new life into entertainment media with these inspired craft project ideas.
Make Sweet Music with CD Windchimes
Things to do:
1. Use a hand drill with a small bit to drill holes around the bottom edge of a CD and a hanging hole at the top, and then paint the disc with eco-friendly acrylic paint. You can also use hot glue to affix sequins, buttons, or shells.
2. If you prefer the shiny surface, leave the CD as-is. If it’s badly scratched or gouged, use the tip of a nail to create a pattern that will incorporate the imperfections, or conceal scratches by using sandpaper to create fingertip swirls.
3. Use clear fishing line to attach castoff keys, bolts, washers, or any other musical treasures you find around the house.
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, Earth Week is the perfect time to get a jump start on eco-friendly, handmade gifts. Or, display these crafts in your own home as a decorative reminder to always be on the lookout for discovering new uses for careworn treasures.