Clever ways to repurpose everyday items.
1. Candle Holder
Place a CD under a pillar candle to keep wax from dripping on the table. Bonus: The reflective surface picks up the candlelight for extra ambience.
2. Cookbook Dividers
Cover CDs with pretty contact paper, label the outer edges (SLOW COOKER, DESSERTS), and use them to section off cookbooks for quick reference.
3. Ice Scraper
Too cold to hunt down the real deal? Use a jewel case to clear the frost from your windshield.
Jot party details on the shiny side of a CD and mail it out in a cushioned envelope. (Expect to pay about a dollar in postage.)
Pop a photo in an open jewel case for an instant desk display.
6. Reader Tip: Coaster
Stick felt to either side of a CD. For an instant conversation-starter (“Wang Chung? Really?”), leave them label-side up.
7. Reader Tip: Craft Aid
Line the inside of a case with double-sided tape, then use it to keep wayward beads in place.