13 Creative Ways to Re-Use Old CD Cases

by DIY Maven

1. For the photogs:
    You can use it as is or add a little patterned flare for some personality.

13 Creative Ways to Re-Use Old CD Cases

2. For the restauranteur:
    Use them to hold your customers’ bills.
    Display your menus.
    Use them to hold promotional material.


3. For the Cover Girl wannabes:
    Turn them into a makeup pallet box;
    Or even a compact makeup station.
4. For the organized:
    Revamp that old case into a desktop calender;
    Or perhaps a desktop planner.


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Turn a CD jewel case into a calendar.

by DIY Maven

Turn a CD jewel case into a calendar.

Okay, the year might be almost half over, but this is still a great idea. From Martha and her minions comes the CD Jewel Case Calendar. To make one, all you have to do is download the provided calendar, print it out on good quality 8 1/2" x 11" paper, cut out the months with a utility knife or paper cutter and then slip the sheets into a jewel case flipped inside out--meaning pop the front off, flip it around pop it back on. And now that we've...

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Creative Ways to Reuse "Disposable" Items.

by Chris Gardner

Creative Ways to Reuse "Disposable" Items.
Lifehacker users have compiled a list of creative uses to recycle your disposables, namely those that cannot be recycled in obvious ways. They include old standbys like the CD spindle bagel holder and placing fabric softener sheets in drawers to keep your clothes smelling fresh, but also some clever tips for yogurt containers, wine corks, bum CD-rs, and a link to a great Flickr group entitled, "How Can I Recycle This?"

  • CDs/DVDs and their...

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Top 10 Creative Ways to Recycle CDs

by DIY Maven

Top 10 Creative Ways to Recycle CDs

10. Reflectors. Attach old CDs to your mailbox or attach them to stakes to mark the end of your driveway.

9. Candle decor. Set small candles on CDs–shiny side up; it will reflect the flames and double your ambiance.

8. Clocks. Use old CDs to make funky clocks. Use this how-to as inspiration.

7. Postcards. Glue paper over the printed side of the CD–decorate as desired–and then address the reflective side with a Sharpie, attach a 44 cent stamp for a...

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