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Use what you have: CDs on a tote bag

When cleaning up lately, I found a pile of old CDs.

a pile of CDs
a circle of CDs

Do you also keep your old CDs though not knowing what to do with them?

Zero waste & 1 R of the 5 Rs: Reuse!

The five zero waste principles (according to Bea Johnson, the “mother” of zero waste lifestyle movement) are:

  1. Refuse
  2. Reduce
  3. Reuse
  4. Recycle
  5. Rot

I read lately in a book about cleaning (NOT from Marie Kondo!): “Before giving something away find a way to reuse it, make something beautiful and/or useful with it.”

This made sense to me and finally motivated me to create something with my CDs.

Tote bag “head over heels”

I found a colorful tote bag in a vintage shop ages ago and never used it. But now her time has come!

6 CDs attached in triangle pattern on colourful tote bag on mannequin
green quilted leaf heart with yellow borders

The making-of

CDs are quite easy to attach with string or yarn on cloth due to the hole in the center.

Do you like the cool pattern I created with the string? I do and I suppose there are still many pattern possibilities to discover. Fortunately I still have CDs left, so stay tuned.

CD attached with white strings on colorful cloth
Clever stitching to create a nice pattern
6 CDs attached in triangle form with white strings on colorful bag
Triangle head over heels

The rainbow mirror effect is really mesmerizing!

green quilted leaf heart with yellow borders

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