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101 uses for an old/scratched/promo cd
Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:52 pm
1. thread onto string and use as a bird scarer
2. cut (carefully - as they are very sharp when cut) in half and use as a trendy border for a teenagers bedroom.
3. Drinks mat
Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:07 pm
Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:31 pm
5. when stuck on a desert island use as a mirror to attract passing craft.
Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:40 pm
will remember to pack one in my handbag ! Actually that's a good one Andy... could be used for signalling if going hill walking and get into difficulties!
Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 1:47 am
Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:27 am
So that would make us ready for:
8. Bookends. Some CDs can be gently bent round 90 degrees in the middle, making a reasonable bookend for small items. A little bit of heat can help the process, as they're only plastic with a thin foil of metal in the middle. However be careful and protect your eyes, as they can shatter quite dramatically.
9. Protect your eyes and bend vigourously for some simple destructive entertainment (the ones that fail to be any fun will probably work as bookends
Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:29 am
Wombat wrote:Shotgun target........................"PULL!"
See also '101 ways to get rid of slugs'.
Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:31 am
Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:55 am
make a clock!
Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:26 am
11. Nuke 'em ! (also good way to ruin crappy microwave)
12. Hang up in trees to scare birds (my grandma used to use old cask wine bladders)
Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:28 am
give to the kids to glue some glitter on.
Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 1:57 pm
Paint pretty colours and string together to make a wind chime.
Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:15 pm
If you had thousands of them you could stick them all together and make four table legs topped with something fab as a table top. (get collecting folks!)
Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:44 pm
Slot them into a piece of timber for a funky toastrack.
Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:16 pm
17. Use them as cheap decs for your xmas tree - they reflect the light well.
18. Break (carefully) and stick to a football as a diy glitterball.
What imaginative people we are on this forum.