7 artistic ways to recycle your old CD-ROM collection

Using an old CD as a coaster is so yesterday. We know you're out there — those of you putting your coffee mugs on old AOL install disks and snickering to yourself. While you do win points for helping the environment, we've spotted a few other uses for old CDs that blew us away.

CDs are going the way of the casette tape, but we've all still got them, and old discs are as common as locusts during a seven-year plague. Don't fret: there are countless ways for you to up-cycle your CDs, from looking on Google for a place to recycle them, to turning them into fun and unique art projects. Here we'll show you seven of the latter, most of which are DIY projects with instructions for how you can replicate the result.

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