Do you have old CDs and CD cases lying around? Repurpose them with these 10 DIY projects, including a planter!
Truebluemeandyou: I love these projects. I’ve been asked several times if I have tutorials to recycle CDs and their cases so I did a roundup of nine ideas for reusing CDs here. For even more ideas recycling CDs and DVDs like a greenhouse, free printable CD and DVD antique clock faces, color pencil carrying cases, chess and checkers set, CD weaving and more go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/cds
DIY Recycled CD Case Greenhouse Tutorial by Meg at Mega Crafty from So You Think You’re Crafty here. *One image download. This project takes 40+ CD cases and the author writes:
“I’m going to tell you up front- this tutorial is pretty long. But don’t get scared off… the greenhouse really isn’t difficult to make. …The toughest part about the whole project is cutting the cases into angles- and even that’s not really hard to do, it just takes some patience. The rest of the project is just gluing!”
DIY Recycled DVD Case Travel Chess Game. Stacy uses her Velcro game board she used in her checkers tutorial here and has added a free PDF download of the chess images. Tutorial and PDF downlad from Handmade By Stacy Vaughn here.
DIY Recycled DVD Case Travel Checkers Board. Another recycled DVD case project from Stacy Vaughn. Her DVD case coloring kit can be found in this post. Love her use of Velcro and buttons. Tutorial by Handmade by Stacey Vaughn here.
DIY UPDATED DVD Color Pencil and Paper Carrying Case. I originally posted Stacy Vaughn’s DVD Coloring Kit here, but she’s come up with some updates and tips and tricks for making it even better. Tutorial at Handmade by Stacy Vaughn here.
Nine DVD and CD Recycle Reuse Tutorials. I started looking for recycling ideas when I realized I had hundreds of DVDs that didn’t render correctly in Premier and were worthless. When I started looking for ideas for recycling components of CDs and DVDs I had no idea there would be so few that I would actually want to do (and I didn’t include the impossible or impractical in this list like the CD greenhouse). Here are a few I did like:
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