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By: Mary Talalay, Writer for Kiwi Magazine
I use spent, broken or unused CDs as a garden border. When the sun shines, the CDs cast little rainbows on the ground.
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Feb 03, 2017
I love this idea for repurposing those old CDs that are scratched or broken. I always felt bad about throwing them out, so I'm glad there's a way to use them.
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Jun 10, 2013
What an awsome idea.
Jun 09, 2013
I have tried this, and it is a GREAT way to keep away birds, if you want to.
May 11, 2012
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.
May 30, 2011
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.
Apr 07, 2011
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!
Feb 26, 2011
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.
Jan 06, 2011
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.
Dec 11, 2010
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 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…Read More to lined the drawers of a jewelry box for a child Thanks for making this wonderful site possible
May 13, 2012
You're very crafty and smart
Sep 04, 2010
What a great idea!
Jul 24, 2010
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.
May 30, 2010
I don't think the CD border looks good at all. Tacky
Mar 15, 2010
I've used the CDs in the vegetable garden. Hang them so that they flutter in the wind to scare away birds trying to eat the seedsseedlings! Works great. Also keeps small animals out...reflecting light and motion scares them.
Feb 02, 2010
That's so cool. I have plenty of CD's I can use. I recycle everything I can get my hands on and the rest I give to freecycle.org
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