11 Ways to Upcycle Floppy Disks

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Floppy disk drives have mostly disappeared now, though floppy disks themselves still exist. They have a way of nestling in disorganized places like closets, dusty but probably functional if you happen to have an ‘ancient’ computer. If not, they’re also perfect for upcycling. Besides being colorful and nostalgic, their thinness and solid shape make them versatile objects to experiment with.

1. Little notebooks

floppy disk notebook
HigaDesign

floppy disk notebook
HigaDesign

floppy disk notebook
PipingHotPapers

via Higa Design and Piping Hot Papers

2. Cube-shaped pen and pencil holders

floppy disk box
Printmeneer
floppy disk pencil holder
GeekGear

via Printmeneer and Geek Gear

3. Canvas for art

floppy disk art canvas
TELEALTERNATIVE

via Andrea Boriani

4. Geeky bags

 Orange floppy disk bag
GeekkiBoutikki
floppy disk bag
GeekkiBoutikki

via Geekki Boutikki

5. Neon night lights

Floppy Disk Box Night Light
FloppyDiskCreations

via Floppy Disk Creations

6. Wall clocks

 Upcycled Floppy Disk Desk Clock
RecyclingTime

via Recycling Time

7. Coasters (with a cork base)

upcycled floppy disk coasters
TechnoChic
upcycled floppy disk coasters
TechnoChic

via Techno Chic

8. Refrigerator magnets

floppy disk magnets
boardgamerecycler
floppy disk magnets
technabob.com

via Board Game Recycler and Technabob

9. Photo frames

floppy disk photo frame
Porta-LuVa

via Porta-LuVa

10. A secret USB stick

floppy disk USB stick
technabob.com
floppy disk USB stick
technabob.com

via Technabob

11. Colorful planters

 DIY Floppy Disk Planters
brit.co

via Brit + Co.

 

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