5 Things to Do With Old DVD’s

Last week I cleaned out my entertainment center cabinet. I found drawers and drawers of DVD’s that I hadn’t viewed in years. I’d kept them for the “just in case” moments when I may want to see them again but I’ve moved on. Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu mean I no longer bother to find and load a DVD when I can see what I want with a few clicks on my computer.

I boxed them up and stuck them in the garage while I thought about what I wanted to do with them. I did a little research, a little experimenting, and here is what I came up with to ensure that my DVDs didn’t end up as landfill.

Get Cash!

After downloading the app, (which was the major reason that I chose DeCluttr above it’s competitors) all I did was scan the barcode on each DVD to see the price DeCluttr will pay. Most DVDs went for .50/DVD, some went for.10, and a few were worth $3.
The app does the hard work. After confirming which DVDs I was selling to DeCluttr I just packed them into a box and applied the free shipping label that DeCluttr emailed to me. Ten days later their payment posted to my account. I chose the direct deposit option.

While DeCluttr was my favorite you may want to try some of the other online options for selling your DVDs such as SellDVDsOnline.or SecondSpin or EagleSaver.

 Make a Mosiac

Use a pair of tongs to immerse the DVD in VERY hot water for 10-15 seconds, then use scissors to cut it into pieces. Glue the pieces to a table top, a plant pot, a frame, kitchen or bathroom backsplash, or whatever you want to add sparkle to. Instructables has an

Use the DVDs as is, or cover them with contact paper, decals, or decoupage.

DVD Clock

It’s remarkably simple to make a clock from a DVD. This Instructable will give you the detes on how to make your own clock.

DVD Coaster

Use the DVDs as they are, or cover them with contact paper, a decal, or decoupage a picture onto them.

 Spinning Tops

These spinning tops are not only fun for the kiddos to make, but they’ll have a blast playing with them. Lalymom shows you how to do it.



Red Aero Too Small T-Shirt

This refashion isn’t brain surgery. I had a t-shirt I wanted to wear that was too small. I ripped it apart at the side seams from the hem, up the sides and right through to the underside of the sleeves. I stitched in a piece of lace on either side of the t-shirt and I had the perfect shirt for a ball game.

Frankenmuth River Run Tie-Dye Tunic

I picked up this tie-dye tunic in Frankenmuth, Michigan a few years ago and even though it’s faded and dated I still love it, so I decided to rescue it from my pajama drawer and refashion it into something I’d actually wear outside the house.

I cut off the top of the tunic just above the under-the-bust section. I moved this band to above the bust line to make it a strapless tunic. I don’t really like strapless tops though, they’re too fussy, so I used the scraps left over from the top of the tunic to make straps and a little flower.

Red Flowered Blouse Transformed Into a Tie-Front Blouse

So of course I got excited and forgot to take apic of the blouse before I starting working with it. Waaa-wah!

Basically this was a hip-length sleeveless blouse that looked a bit dowdy. Not pass it along to grandma dowdy, but dowdy enough that I wasn’t going to be wearing it. This one was a really simple fix. I cut the back of the blouse all the way across to the side seams and then angled the cut down to the existing hemline at the front to create a tie-front blouse. After trying it on though I discovered that the ties weren’t long enough. No prob. I used the section I cut from the back to cut pieces to extend the ties. I also removed the interfacing at the front from the bottom button to the hemline so that the ties would be as “flowy” as possible.After stitching the pieces cut from the back to the existing front ties this one is ready to wear.