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101 uses for an old/scratched/promo cd

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:52 pm
by Shirley
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
by Hepsibah
4. Frisbee.
5. erm.... :lol:

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:31 pm
by Andy Hamilton
5. when stuck on a desert island use as a mirror to attract passing craft.

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:40 pm
by Shirley
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
by Wombat
Shotgun target........................"PULL!"

Nev

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:27 am
by wulf
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 :lol: ).

Wulf

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:29 am
by Muddypause
Wombat wrote:Shotgun target........................"PULL!"
See also '101 ways to get rid of slugs'.

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:31 am
by Wombat
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :shock:

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:55 am
by Shirley
make a clock!

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:26 am
by Kfish
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)

Kfish

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:28 am
by nick
give to the kids to glue some glitter on.

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 1:57 pm
by hedgewitch
Paint pretty colours and string together to make a wind chime.

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:15 pm
by shiney
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
by Goodlife1970
Slot them into a piece of timber for a funky toastrack.

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:16 pm
by Shirley
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.