Published on August 6th, 2011 | by Kelly Rand0
How-to: Upcycle an Old CD into a Clock
This guest post is written by Joseph Lewis on behalf of musicMagpie where you can sell dvds for cash.
Are you bored of your clock? You know the one I’m talking about. The old, cheap and dusty looking one you’ve had since time began? Yes that one! Do you also have some old, scratched CDs that you don’t listen to anymore? Well, thankfully, it’s finally the right time to give your old clock a much needed makeover and with your scratched CD. So, without further delay, here are a few simple steps to help transform your old timepiece in to a funky and stylish looking CD clock. Word of caution, should you own any Hanson CD’s, it’s advised that you stay well clear as the purpose of this exercise is to visually improve an old clock not devalue it further! Right, without further wait here’s how-to upcycle an old CD into a clock.
- Permanent marker
- Old cd, dvd or video game
- Old clock
- Super Glue
- AA Battery
1. Dissect Your Clock!
To begin with, you’ll need one, uber cool looking cd, dvd or video game. For cds I recommend using the Beatles White Album, Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit album, or anything ever created by The Smiths. Likewise, for dvds why not try and locate your old Terminator 2 or Indiana Jones and The Temple Of Doom dvd as they are both visually spectacular! Next, we remove the old clock’s cover, revealing two small screws. Remember, gently does it, so be extra careful not to damage your old clock’s inner components!
[All images created by Rahul Mistry and used with permission.]
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