Monday, December 24, 2007

Dad's Birthday Star

December 24th is my father's birthday. We always have a birthday party for him before we start celebrating Christmas. My gift to him this year was a little too cumbersome to travel to my sister's house where we will celebrate tonight so I gave it to him this morning.

These are used or "free" cd's (AOL, etc) that I have been using in various ways over the years but this is the best use yet. I was smart enough to take pictures during the assembly so I can remember how I did it for next year. It takes 25 cd's and a C7 string of 25 lights and lots of hot glue.

The star is already hanging from his front porch although he still has to install a new outdoor electric outlet to plug porch lights into after installing a new porch light this year that does not have an outlet in it.

So, family members, save me your used and "free" cd's and you may get a star, too.

Merry Christmas, everyone!


kayleen said...

What a unique idea! A great way to use those old cd's. Merry Christmas.

linda may said...

G'Day Martha,
The cd star looks great, you are so clever. Martha come back I miss reading about you here.
Love linda.

The Thrifty Blogger said...

That's beautiful, and a great way to recycle those old cd's. I remember my mother making ball-shaped lights out of medicine cups from the hospital, remember those? I still have one of them. I really like this star, it's so cute. :)