Great uses for old CDs

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - STAR HOMES - By EllEn WhytE

DO you have a re­cy­cling bug but don’t know what to do with old data CDs or scratched films? Check out these tips:

Easy coast­ers

A sim­ple craft for kids. What you need is felt, glue and paint (spray or enamel). Paint the top of the CD in one solid colour, let it dry and dec­o­rate by paint­ing a de­sign or with mini stick­ers. Cut felt to CD size and glue on to the bot­tom.

Fab­ric coast­ers

A more com­plex craft for teens and adults. You need fab­ric scraps that are at least 1 cm big­ger than your discs, some wide rib­bon, dress­maker’s chalk, pins, nee­dle and thread.

Iron the fab­ric so it’s smooth

Set a CD on a piece of fab­ric (mak­ing sure the pretty side faces down) and draw a chalk out­line 1 cm out­side of the rim. If you don’t have chalk, use a thin felt tip pen.

Cut out the fab­ric

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