How To: Reflective Garden Decor from Recycled CDs


Crafty Chica Challenge: Garden Glam
The Crafty Chica Garden Glam Challlenge is in full effect, and I can’t stop thinking about ways to incorporate all things sparkly into my garden. I live in the wine country (Russian River Valley Appelation, for those who care!) and picked up a great trick from the grape growers. They hang shiny silver tape from the grape vines, and the reflection from the sun deters birds. It’s a great way to keep them from snacking on the fruit. With that, and the Crafty Chica as my inspiration, I made a simple garden windchime that will hopefully keep birds from eating my strawberries! I can’t wait to see your own crafty garden bling in the Crafty Chica Challenge flickr pool! Don’t forget that there are some awesome prizes to be won. Plus, whose garden doesn’t need some glitter???

Old CD
Wire Cutters
Tiny Bell

Step 1: Cut the CD into 6 equal pie-shaped slices.
Step 2: Cut 1 yard of yarn. Thread the bell onto it, and fold it in half.
Step 3: Glue the CD’s together, shiny side out, so that the yarn is sandwiched between the CD.

6 thoughts on “How To: Reflective Garden Decor from Recycled CDs

  1. Laurpud says:

    Clever! I need to canvass my kids & their friends for their obsolete cds! Thank you for the cute idea!

  2. Goli Mohammadi says:

    I love this idea, and the end result looks great and is so functional!

  3. Régina says:

    Great idea! I am impressed that you managed to cut the cds without them splintering – I have learned to put them in boiling water first to prevent that.

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