Recycled CD Wind Twirlers

Recycled CD Wind Twirlers

Hi you guys! Summer is the perfect time to make outdoor decorations, so today I’m going to show you how the make these Recycled CD Wind Twirlers! They’re super quick to make, and there’s you can decorate them any way you’d like. Here’s what you’ll need.

You might also like our homemade bubble station tutorial or this sidewalk chalk paint recipe!

Recycled CD Wind Twirlers


  • Recycled CD’s. I’m using old DVD’s that I don’t need anymore, but you can also use old cd’s, or find discs at garage sales, thrift stores, or even use extra blank cd’s you’ll never use instead of throwing them away.
  • Twine, ribbon, or fishing line.
  • Hot glue gun.
  • Rhinestones, gems, stickers, or any other bright and shiny decorations.

Start by figuring out how many disks you want on your twirler. To make a twirler that’s 4-5 feet long, you’ll need to make 5 disks. You need two cd’s or dvd’s per disk. So I’ll need 10 cd’s total. You’ll need to cut 4 pieces of twine to 6 inches long, and one more piece of twine that is 10-12 inches long to make the top hanging loop for your twirler. I always like to make this extra long so I have plenty of room to adjust. Now lay out two of your cd’s with the printed side up. Glue the long top piece of twine to one end of one cd.

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Then glue one of the short pieces on the opposite end. It should look like this. Next put hot glue all over the top of the cd, and place your other cd on top, with the printed side down, and press down firmly.

You’re basically sandwiching the twine in between the two cd’s, with the shiny back side of each cd facing outwards. Now, go ahead and add on your next cd. Glue the short piece hanging from the last disk to the next cd, and make sure to add the new short twine on the opposite side.

And glue the top cd on again just like we did before. Continue doing this until you’re down to the last set of cd’s. For the last disk, you won’t need to add that second piece of twine. You should now have a string of connected disks, with a long piece of twine at the top for hanging.

Now it’s time to decorate! I covered both sides of my disks with rhinestones using a hot glue gun. Look how many hot glue strings I had to remove. You can also decorate with stickers, self adhesive gems, or what ever you’d like. Now just hang your twirler up wherever you want it, and you’re all done!

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Look how pretty the light reflects off the disks!

I chose to hang mine up underneath our air vent since we don’t have much of a front porch, but these would look beautiful strung up along a porch entryway. Thanks for learning how to make these Recycled CD Wind Twirlers!

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