Thursday, August 29, 2013

Got Old Floppy Disks?

I was watching GMA this morning, and I was really loving this segment on transforming old gadgets into new works of art. I love DIY stuff and my family loves to recycle/upcycle, so this is perfect for us. I actually have a bunch of old floppy disks from back in the day, so maybe I just found my next project!



I would have loved to embed the GMA video, but that option isn't available. You can view the video HERE and I also found the full tutorial HERE (image is also clickable). You just need a short list of 17 floppy disks, a drill and a light bulb. Total cost estimated only about $10.

What do you think? Would you try this DIY?

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10 comments :

lesley said...

this is so fun! i use my old floppy disks as coasters in my office :)

xoxo,
lesley

Debbi Huntington said...

I'm not crazy about the lamp, but I love that CD curtain! and crochet with vhs tape???? who would have thought that up?? fun.
debbi
-yankeeburrow

Je Ne Sais Quoi Jules said...

I just watched this today too.... are you going to make the VHS tape sweater??? lol :) I think I am going to make the CD curtain to keep the birds away in the spring!
Jules

Hima Rajana said...

This is so cute! I love upcycling things, and it's a great lampshade!

xo, Hima
Hima Hearts

Linda S said...

That is really cool! My favorite is the shower curtain

Jennifer - The Deliberate Mom said...

This is so cool! I don't think I have anymore floppy disks hanging around!

This made me think of those OLD floppy disks that were like 5" squares!

Wishing you a lovely day.
xoxo

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mylowercaselife said...

I really want to try making the lamp and the bracelet now!

Denysia Yu said...

This is such a cool idea! I think I might have some of those clear colorful floppies too!

xx Denysia Yu
http://thatlaitgirl.com

Eyelah said...

Thats a really cool idea. There is this local artist that creates clocks out of old electronics. It's really cool.