Some Fun And Creative Floppy Disk Crafts

Published: 11th April 2011
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Reuse old floppy discs and turn them into simple crafts like a floppy disk laptop bag, colorful picture frame, pend holder, and supply candy or desk organizer.

In case you have several unused diskettes piled-up inside your floppy disk holders in your house and the only idea you need to manage them is to dump them to the trash, why not recycle them instead and utilise these things to create awesome floppy disc crafts? Here are several enjoyable and artistic projects you can do with your floppies:

Pen holder

Floppy discs can be created into unique pen holders that you could put on your study desk or on your workdesk at the office. You only need 5 diskettes plus some glue. To begin, place one floppy disk over the work surface. This will be the base for your pen case. Collect the four other floppy disks around the 4 corners of the foundation in a standing position. Ensure that it appears to be a cube with an open top. Glue the corners attaching each one of the disks and allow the glue dried up before use. You can use floppies in different colours in order that either side of the pen holder is unique from the other.

Supply basket or perhaps workdesk organizer

If you need a larger version of the floppy disc pen holder that could hold not only your pencils and pens but your bills, sticky notes, or any other office supplies too, you can craft a supply basket or desk organizer. You need a minimum of 20 floppy disks and glue. To begin with, make the foundation of your organizer by using 6 floppies, setting them flat on a work surface in 2 rows with 3 disks in every row. Make sure that your design is straight using a square ruler. Glue all the sides to attach them together. Put and glue 10 other floppy disks around the bottom in an vertical position. These will be the sides of your caddy. Now, see how many dividers you wish your organizer to have. Make use of the remaining floppies as dividers in your organizer by sticking rows of standing discs in the middle of the organizer. You can even create a pen holder within the caddy by creating a square partition in one corner.

Floppy disc laptop bag

Floppy disks could also be made into a very unique laptop case. You need 42 diskettes and several zip ties or metal rings. Lay a row of 4 disks and attach them using the zip ties or metal rings. You don't have to make holes into the floppies since they already have little holes in the sides. The sides of the bag should have a width of four disks and a height of 3 discs. Connect all the disks using the metal rings or zip ties. Do not forget to attach a strap at the side of the bag.

Colorful photograph frame

To make a picture frame out of diskettes, you will need 16 diskettes, string or yarn, and also a ribbon. Shape a square framework utilizing the floppy disks and connect them together with string or yarn. Get a picture and attach it at the back of the frame. Suspend the frame on the wall by using a ribbon attached behind the frame.

Recycling floppy disks helps Mother Earth, and by creating unique and interesting works of art with them you also have great gifts for your computer-enthusiast friends.

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