22 Ways To Turn Your Old CDs Into Beautiful Art 0 26

It’s going to take one million years for your old CDs to decompose. So don’t throw them away to rot in a landfill.

Keep them around and make them into something prettier.

Musical Lights


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Why not light up your living space with CD Lampshades like this one from Recyclart.

Modern Chain Mail


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Or mod out a wall with a web of hanging CDs like this piece from Creative Me Inspired From You.

Hanging 20


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Make a CD Chandelier like this retro variant from Wedding Chicks. You can leave them with their shiny sides on or decorate them as old records or anything else your decor requires.

Outdoor Musicals


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Take your CDs outside and start using them in the garden. If you’re feeling particularly crafty, why not take a crack at building this Upcycled Wonders peacock out of recycled treasures.

Garden Notes


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With a quick bit of melting, CDs become a glitzy Fancy Pansy for your garden.

Bake them carefully, following well thought out instructions and safety protocols like these.

Compact Fire Starters


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Use the same melting trick to shape up some snazzy tea light holders from your old CDs.

Framed


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Follow Kelly Rae Roberts instructions to create collage frames from your old musical friends.

Glittering Reflections


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Channel the glitz created by the intuition-physician and smash your CDs up into mosaic tiles for a mirror frame.

Potty Mirrors


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Or bling out a flower pot with CD scraps like they’ve done on makeiteasycrafts.

For The Birds


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Mosaic out an old bird bath with recycled CD pieces. Me and my DIY has the detailed instructions for CD grouting best practices.

Full Door Throttle


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If you’re mosaic-ing, you might as well go big—and do up whole doors in broken CD bits.

It looks seriously cool.

Nothing To Sneeze At


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But if you’re feeling too lazy or reserved to put that much glitz on your doors, at least build up the energy to shine up a tissue box for the guest bathroom.

Bling Baubles


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Or maybe just make it a holiday affair. DIY your ornaments like these ones from Dump A Day.

Balls To The Walls


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No need to just use smashed CDs, mix up your mediums and add in glass pebbles and other sparkly bits to craft a unique piece of wall art.

Refreshing Sounds


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Or transform your whole CDs entirely. Melt them, texture them, and then spray paint them to get wall art no one will realized you recycled from your 1990’s playlist.

Tick Tock


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Use a CD as the central facade for a crazy awesome wall clock.

Bonus points if you use a CD featuring a song about time on it. Double brownie points for a Ke$ha or Cyndi Lauper CD.

Tunes For The Little Ones


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CD wall art can be a fun kid’s activity too. Kids and Glitter has great instructions on how to get you involved in recycling by crafting your CDs into creatures, like this bedazzled turtle.

Crafting Is A Hoot


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…or this spooky CD owl.

Wear Your Tunes


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But the coolest CD re-imaginings are wearable.

Like copper edged jewelry made from CD shapes per Brit + Co’s instructions.

The Musical Jewelry Of The 22nd Century


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Or you can make full scale futuristic necklaces. Just follow the instructions of bloggers like Anna Evers at Plan B.

Shape Up Your Shoes


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Mint Hasumy has come up with a clever way to incorporate old CDs into subtly flashy footwear.

Power Disc Pumps


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But these heels are undoubtedly the greatest use of recycled CDs in existence.

And all it takes is some discarded CDs, an old pair of pumps, some scissors, and glue to make them a reality.

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10 Scientific Reasons Why Video Games Are Actually Good For You 0 17

Have you ever mentioned your love of video games to someone and had them look at you in disgust? Maybe they mentioned how video games cause violence or that they’re killing your brain cells and making you lazy. Well, it turns out video games are actually good for you. Stop listening to those naysayers and pay attention to the science instead.

It’s The Neurological Opposite Of Depression


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Playing video games can actually boost your mood. Game designer Jane McGonigal explained to TIME Magazine that brain scans found that gamers exercise neurological pathways that worked with goals, motivation, learning, and memory. Those are areas of the brain that don’t get used during depression.

They Can Train Your Brain


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German researchers conducted a study where they had two groups of 23 adults—one that played “Super Mario 64” every day for two months and one that didn’t. After MRI scans, they found that members of the group that played video games had an increase in gray matter in the areas of their brains that controlled memory formation, strategic planning, spatial navigation, and fine motor skills in the hands.

Video Games Can Be Active


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One of the biggest arguments against video games has always been how they make you “lazy.” For years now, video game companies have been making games to help gamers get active. Peripherals for the Wii as well as the XBOX Kinect and Playstation Move have given gamers a way to get exercise while having fun.

The More You Play, The Better


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While there is such a thing as too much of a good thing, scientists have found that playing often and becoming an expert gamer can actually increase your benefits compared to amateur or casual gamers. Forbes Magazine compiled the science and said that expert gamers have better cognitive development and an increase in their ability to learn.

You’ll Think Faster


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According to an article in The Wall Street Journal, researchers have found that action gamers are able to make decisions 25 percent quicker than people who don’t play games, all without sacrificing accuracy.

Strategy Games Make You Smarter


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The kinds of games you play have an impact on how your brain reacts. When British researchers compared the brains of people who played the strategy game “Starcraft” to those who played “The Sims,” the strategy players had increased cognitive flexibility, speed, and accuracy in psychological tests.

10 Myths About Breasts That Are Actually Completely False 0 63

It’s safe to say that the world is obsessed with breasts. From finding a way to make them perkier to going under the knife to make them larger, boobs are often the topic of conversations, punch lines for jokes, and the subject of rumors. Over time, facts about breasts have been plagued with myths, and it’s time to set some clarity to those wives tales that have become embedded in culture.

Only Women Get Breast Cancer


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Yes, men can also be diagnosed and treated for breast cancer. In 2015, it was estimated that 2,350 in the U.S. would be diagnosed, while another 440 would lose their lives.

Gaining Weight Will Give You Large Breasts


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This is sort of true. Breasts are made of fat, so when you gain weight, it’s assumed that breasts will get bigger. One has to take into consideration that everyone has a unique body type that distributes fat differently. While a woman may see her breast size increase, it may not be proportionate to other areas that have also gained weight.

Sleeping In Your Bra Causes Cancer/Makes Your Breasts Perky


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The only thing sleeping in your bra may do it cause discomfort. It will not cause you to get cancer and won’t make your boobs perkier. As soon as you take your bra off, your breasts will go right back to where they’re supposed to be.

Doing Push Ups Will Lift Breasts


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While push ups strengthen the muscles behind the breasts, they don’t necessarily do much for boobs themselves. When women see a difference in their breasts because of exercising, it’s because the chest muscles are being affected.

Breasts Should Be The Same Size


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For most women, one breast is larger than the other. Many find it hardly noticeable, about one fifth of a cup size, and nearly five percent have a more dramatic difference.

Breasts Stop Growing After Puberty


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Breasts will change throughout a woman’s lifetime. Puberty starts the process, but it certainly doesn’t end their. Weight fluctuations, pregnancy and childbirth, and other mitigating factors will cause changes.

Breastfeeding Makes Breasts Sag


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It isn’t necessarily breastfeeding that makes breasts sag, but the weight gain during pregnancy. During pregnancy, breasts get bigger, but the post-pregnancy weight loss makes boobs look deflated. It’s important to talk to your doctor about how much weight gain is healthy during your pregnancy.

Kylie Jenner’s Beauty Secrets Increases Breast Size


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When Kylie Jenner posted on Instagram that the Pure Leef product was her beauty secret to a bigger butt and her breast size increasing, many fans took it at face value. However, those Kardashian/Jenner girls are known to promote products for profit, whether or not they truly work. There also aren’t any studies to verify Kylie’s claims and the product isn’t even FDA approved.

Men Only Like Large Breasts


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As much as people want to generalize what men are attracted to, we can’t lump them all into the same box. There are breast men, butt men, legs men, eyes men…the list goes on and on. If you don’t have large breasts, don’t worry. The man who falls in love with you will also love your small boobs.

The Pencil Test Determines Saggy Breasts


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Many moons ago there was a theory going around that they way to determine whether or not your breasts were sagging was to use a pencil. The breasts were to be lifted and the pencil place under the breast. When the boobs were released and if the pencil was held there, then the woman needed to wear a bra because her boobs were sagging. Women everywhere with breasts that doctors wouldn’t consider to be anywhere near sagging thought that they’re boobs were doomed.

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