Easy DIY: Use Microwaved CDs as Driveway Markers
Do you live somewhere with lots of rainy or foggy weather? Do you have a hard time navigating your long driveway? Do you love two-step DIY projects as much as we do? Well, here you go: Turn old CDs into driveway reflectors with a microwave and a nail.
Driveway reflectors are cheap, but junked CDs are cheaper. Take advantage of your CDs’ reflective surface and re-purpose them in your yard.
It’s a one-step project (Step 1: Nail CD to post). But if you’ve got an extra 5 seconds, you can get a better reflector by quickly microwaving the CD first.
WARNING: Microwaving a CD is a dangerous activity, and should only be done under controlled conditions by a responsible adult. You risk killing your microwave and burning yourself by doing this.
But if you are careful and follow these instructions from WikiHow, you can create a super-reflector, thanks to the distinctive pattern that emerges on a zapped CD.