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CD Garden Border



I use spent, broken or unused CDs as a garden border. When the sun shines, the CDs cast little rainbows on the ground.

CD Garden Border

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What an awsome idea.

koolbreeze80 4351385

I have tried this, and it is a GREAT way to keep away birds, if you want to.

joyceulu 7744865

This is a cool idea! I put CD's on my Christmas tree. The little lights fit right inside the hole and reflect light. I'll have to do this with my garden.

rejoicegmj 6047004

Regarding cutting the cd's (gadessa3 on 2-26-11): After warming a cd with a hair dryer set to hot, it can be cut with regular scissors. Haven't tried a heat gun but imagine it would work more quickly.


Cd's are great for the garden. I drill a small hole, run some string through the hole, and hang them up. The wind catches the light and scares birds away from my new veggies. I've used this technique for years, and it works pretty well. I love the idea of making them into a complete border. Neat!

pamhelm 3927059

I think the use of CDs for labeling rows and plants is a great idea. Also would like to hear more if the cutting of the CDs works.


As a renter with a small deck, my only option for gardening is with containers. I did a variation on settlesew's comment by gluing CDs to old umbrella spokes and sticking them in the containers. For organizational purposes, I stuck a blank Avery label on the "label side" to note what I had planted.

jmcress 9366174

The CD idea is great & unique. Not tacky in anyway. To each their own. The CD might also work to us to label rows of garden. Plenty of room to put the seed name & date planted. I've even seen mobiles made from the CDs. It was neat the way the light would catch them. I'm new here & really am enjoying it, as I have been a recycler of almost anything now for over 30 yrs. I've even cut up an old lawn chair to make wind chimes. My next major project I want to do is a couple of "bottle trees". Another project idea, if you can get the old books from paint/wallpaper stores (fabric ones really great). If there's a sewing machine make you a table runner that is quilted. Most of them already have the edges pinked with shears so won't ravel. The books for wallpaper could be used to lined the drawers of a jewelry box for a child. Thanks for making this wonderful site possible.

Still Learning

What a great idea!

Crafter 17122

Recalling how the discs do shine in the sunlight has given me an idea. I'm going to see how difficult it is to use an exacto knife to cut into the CD. If not to difficult, I will cut various shapes,(2 of each shape to put wrong sides together so each side will shine) put a hole in the top of each piece, string them together to create a long piece and then hang from a tree branch as a wind catcher... which will be pretty with the shimmer the CD's will create.


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