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Her Old CDs Were Just Taking Up Space, So She Transformed Them Into Something Incredible!

by Cassandra Morris
Cassandra is the Senior Editor of Original Content. She loves sweet tea, binge-watching Antiques Roadshow, and petting puppies.

Do you remember when the internet was brand-spankin’ new, and every other day you received one of those AOL free trial discs in the mail?

It seemed liked an amazing deal at first — but before you knew it, you were up to your eyeballs in them.

Well, in today’s world of iPods, iPhones, and the infamous iCloud, it seems that all discs — not just those “1,000 Hours Free!” relics — have gone the way of the dodo.

But, if you’ve finally made the switch to an all-digital world, what are you supposed to do with all those old CDs and DVDs? Flea markets and thrift stores are flooded with them, but it seems like such a waste just to throw them away…

That’s why these craft projects are perfect! I never would have thought to do this with old CDs, but it’s absolutely brilliant. Not only is this a space-saver, but it’s environmentally friendly and beautiful.

After scrolling through these steps, be sure to watch the video at the end for another ingenious idea.

Please SHARE if you love clever crafts like these!

Sick of her old DVDs just sitting in boxes, Debbie of "Me and My DIY" decided to finally do something with them.

cd craft project diy mosaic bird bath backsplash

With an old birdbath in desperate need of a facelift, she used the old discs to give her garden a burst of color.

cd craft project diy mosaic bird bath backsplash

She started by cutting the discs into pie slices.

cd craft project diy mosaic bird bath backsplash

Then she broke off each piece from the ring.

cd craft project diy mosaic bird bath backsplash

Her pile of shiny pieces began to grow as she kept cutting and breaking.

cd craft project diy mosaic bird bath backsplash

After sealing the shiny pieces with a clear gloss, she began to glue them to her birdbath with a strong adhesive.

cd craft project diy mosaic bird bath backsplash

When her birdbath bowl was all done, she decided it would be best to grout.

cd craft project diy mosaic bird bath backsplash

After spreading the grout, she used a damp cloth to wipe it away.

cd craft project diy mosaic bird bath backsplash

Her garden is now a sparkly oasis for both humans and birds alike. But CDs can also be used to transform the inside of houses as well.

cd craft project diy mosaic bird bath backsplash

Ilona of "Upmade" decided it was time to bring some sparkle to her boring kitchen back splash — and she decided CDs were the perfect thing.

cd craft project diy mosaic bird bath backsplash

After cutting down all the pieces, just as before, she securely adhered them to the wall.

cd craft project diy mosaic bird bath backsplash

She then smeared on the grout and let it dry.

cd craft project diy mosaic bird bath backsplash

Once the grout was wiped down, her kitchen had a whole new luster.

cd craft project diy mosaic bird bath backsplash

Hard to believe old CDs can bring so much dazzle to a space! I can't wait to try this out.

cd craft project diy mosaic bird bath backsplash

For one more great CD idea, be sure to watch the video below! Please SHARE if you love clever ideas like this!

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