Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Upcycled CD/DVD Coasters

So, we have dozens of unreadable or obsolete CDs and DVDs sitting around.  When something doesn't burn correctly, DH husband usually laments that he's made another coaster.  I've thought about sending them off to a technology recycling firm. Alas, they charge to recycle them, and then any data that is readable is put at risk.  So, I came up with a way to put all of those "coasters" to use.

So, without further ado here are the directions for making easy and adorable CD coasters.

Trash CDs or DVDs
Super glue
Embellishments (optional)

Brace yourself; this is the hard part... (Not)

1. Gather the CDs you'd like to use and choose which will be the top layer.  This is important because this is the side everyone will see.  Choose enough CDs to fit the width of your ribbon.
2. Super glue the CDs together.
3. Measure and cut your ribbon.  You can wrap it around the CDs if you don't have a ruler handy.
4. Super glue ribbon around the edge of the CD stack.  Add embellishments if desired -- this is particularly useful if you don't want to see the seam.

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