This is a short tutorial on how to crochet around an old CD. It's a great way to recycle them into either something useful and/or into a decorative item. You could make nice trivets or coasters. They might also look good in wall hangings and mobiles.
Tutorial for how to make miniature decorative bird cage - interesting technique with sticks stuck into styrofoam - easily modified for realistic cage. Good because I never have birdcage just laying around.