What You Can Do With Your Old CDs Is Completely BRILLIANT

Remember when you carried around a Discman loaded with your favorite CDs? Ah, yes, those were the days.

However, for better or for worse, now CDs are an obsolete medium. With digital downloads and streaming services, the way we listen to music and other recordings has greatly shifted, mostly at the expense of the CD. After we rip our CDs onto our computers, we’re left with things we’re not sure what to do with. Throwing them out seems like a waste, but keeping them around means they’re just glorified paperweights.

Luckily, we’ve found a few ways to offer your once cherished possessions a second life. Now, CDs and DVDs can become beautiful works of art.

1.) Ornaments

A CD-decorated tree ornament is an easy way to re-purpose your old discs. Plus, you’ll spice up your tree with disco ball-like globes.

2.) A Coffee Table

This tabletop made entirely out of cut up CDs is pretty mesmerizing. Just cut them up and glue them to the surface.

3.) Coasters

No assembly required for this one; simply find your most inconspicuous CDs as cool coasters. They’ll brighten up any coffee table.

4.) A Wall Clock

This one may take a little more knowledge of electronics, but with a little know-how, you can make some pretty awesome wall clocks from your favorite albums.

5.) Fancy Pots

If you’re looking to take your potted plants up a notch, try creating a cool mosaic out of old CDs. Find the instructions here.

6.) A Birdbath

This CD/DVD birdbath is beautiful and functional. Find the step-by-step instructions here.

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