Learn How to Decorate Your Mirrors With Old CDs!

If you have piles of old CDs you don't use anymore, don't throw them away! You can use them to decorate things in your house.
Learn How to Decorate Your Mirrors With Old CDs!

Last update: 21 February, 2019

It’s not as common to see CDs in a home as it used to be. The digital era has changed things a lot, and things like CDs, cassette tapes, and records are all starting to disappear. But today, we’re going to show you how you can use all those old CDs to decorate your mirrors!

CDs have two sides, but the one we care about here is the shiny, reflective one. Combining that look with other things in your house can give your space a creative, original touch. So before you throw anything out, give CDs a second chance.

Have some fun and decorate your mirrors with CDs

Firstly, there are several ways to decorate a mirror. It also depends a lot on what kinds of mirrors you have. There are circular ones, triangular ones, rectangular ones, and square ones. Framed and unframed. Small and extremely big.

First, choose the mirror or mirrors you want to decorate. Study the mirrors well and pick out the CDs you don’t use anymore. There are also two ways to use the CDs: whole, or broken up into pieces. 

The most common choice is to break them up and use the small pieces. Still, we’re going to give you tips on how to use CDs both ways to decorate your mirrors.

vintage mirror

Whole CDs

If you want to decorate your mirrors unbroken CDs, you need to have one that’s big and unframed. You want it unframed because you’re going to make a frame out of CDs, placing them all around the outer edges of the mirror.

CD pieces

Breaking your CDs and using the pieces to decorate is the most common option for mirrors. This is a great way to get some use out of a CD with lots of scratches, too. The best part is that there are lots of different ways to do it.

Unframed mirrors

If you have a mirror without a frame, you can do the same thing as with you would with whole CDs. Instead, you’re just going to use the pieces for the frame. You can also use a combination of medium and small shards. Stick them to the wall with glue, press them down for a couple seconds, and let dry.

The only downside to this option is that it can be a major headache to get them off if you want to change your mirror or have to move. Think long and hard before you take this path.

Framed mirrors

This is a much easier option because you don’t have to deal with the headache of taking off all the tiny bits of CD off your wall if you want to make a change. If you have framed mirrors, all you have to do is decorate them with the broken up CDs like you would with an unframed mirror.

If you want, you can play around with the other side of the CD. But we usually prefer to use the shiny, reflective side. It looks beautiful on its own and can make your mirror look like a mosaic.

use CDs to decorate the mirrors in your house

If you’re a music lover, you can even do this in your bathroom

Are you a huge music fan? Do you like vintage things? Well then, CDs are a great way to decorate all the mirrors in your house, including your bathroom.

If you have a tall bathroom mirror, you can combine whole and broken up CDs. But test this out first, because if you don’t have enough to cover the entire surface, it will look empty and asymmetrical. You also need to make sure not to cover up the surface. This is meant as a decoration, and you don’t want to make your mirror smaller. 

There are lots of great options for all kinds of objects and spaces. Using CDs for your mirrors is just one of the many things you can do with them. So, use your imagination and maybe you’ll think of an even more decorative idea! 

You’ll see, CDs are good for all kinds of things. Recycle, reuse, and take this opportunity to hold onto a few of yours before they disappear completely. They’ll remind you of being a kid or teenager and all the bands you listened to. Besides decorating your house, you’ll be having fun and helping save the environment!