Ten Amazing Ways to Reuse and Repurpose CD-Spindles

In an age where digital storage has largely replaced physical media, many of us have stacks of old CD spindles lying around, gathering dust. But before you toss them out, consider this: those seemingly useless plastic containers can be transformed into incredibly practical and creative items with just a little bit of imagination. From innovative home storage solutions to fun craft projects, there are countless ways to give these spindles a new lease on life. In this article, we’ll explore ten amazing ways to reuse and repurpose CD spindles, helping you declutter your home while embracing a more sustainable lifestyle. Let’s dive in and discover the hidden potential of these everyday items!

Empty Disk Spindles Turned into Cable Organizer

Cable Organiser

Why not use the disk spindles natural shape and use them to store old wires from various PC’s and all other electrical items. Not a bad thing at all because placing wire curled up in the lid of a spindle with keep it tangle free and then locking the bottom bit will it hold it there for when you need them! This is a recycling master class.

Empty Disk Spindles Turned into Hamster Wheel

Hamster Wheel

Why not put a few holes in the top of it and turn it into a Hamster run wheel!? This is the work of pure genius and I think the hamster would find it fun as long as it was able to run perfectly forward and it was dust free. Just a shame I don’t have a hamster.

Empty Disk Spindles Turned into Propagator


This is a strange one for you, apparently, by turning an old CD spindle case into a mini propagator you can grow some succulents in just a few days! Keeping the lid on (with a few air holes) and only taking it off to water them now and again make for the perfect little desk greenhouse! Recycling and DIY office garden, not a bad idea at all.

Empty Disk Spindles Turned into Earring Stand

Earring Stand

While I don’t wear earrings myself I thought I would include this idea because it makes great use of the original shape of the spindle and by placing the lid back on to it would become a portable jewellry box as well! Great recycling and a fantastic idea.

Empty Disk Spindles Turned into Shower Head

Shower Head

Singing your CD’s in the shower is a right of passage! So why not use the spindle to make a DIY shower head. If your own shower ends it broken this just might be a great idea, but as there is no guide on how to do it, I suspect it is not as easy as it looks.

Empty Disk Spindles Turned into a Raspberry PI

PC case

While I do consider myself a nerd I am not clever enough to really understand what a  Raspberry PI is, but this idea of using an old CD case to house it is a great idea nonetheless, even if I don’t understand it.

Empty Disk Spindles Turned into an Afternoon Tea Keeper

Cookie Cover

If you like to have a cheeky biscuit or cookie with your high tea then why not turn those CD spindles into a decorative container that has the handy feature of locking when you don’t need them! This is a real showcase on how creative people can be.

Empty Disk Spindles Turned into a Bird Feeder

Bird Feeder

Now, this is what I call recycling, why not make great use of those old empty cd spindles by changing them into DIY bird feeders!

Empty Disk Spindles Turned into a Night Light

Night Light

Now, this is a VERY impressive use of my empty DVD spindle. It will illuminate anything I want it to! I just love this idea as it could be made for a great handmade gift.

Empty Disk Spindles Turned into a Bagel Holder

Bagel Holder

I still have sandwiches for lunch but after seeing this I think that bagels might well be the way to go because then I could keep them fresh in all my empty disk spindles! Not a bad idea at all and perfect provided my bagel fits in it.

We hope these ten creative ideas have inspired you to see CD spindles in a whole new light. By repurposing these often-overlooked items, you can not only reduce waste but also add a touch of ingenuity to your home and daily life. Whether you’ve crafted a handy storage solution, a fun game for kids, or a unique piece of decor, the possibilities are endless with a bit of creativity and effort.

Now it’s your turn! We’d love to hear about your own innovative uses for CD spindles. Share your ideas and creations in the comments below or tag us on social media with your repurposed projects. Let’s continue the conversation and inspire each other to make the most of what we have. And don’t forget to subscribe to our blog for more tips and tricks on upcycling and sustainable living. Together, we can make a difference, one project at a time!

Author: Gus Barge

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