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    Default Mega Tree with a DVD/CD Star

    Hello I'm new @ this, but this year I made a Mega Tree (10 ft) with a Star made of DVD & CDs

    There are 11 5" CDs & 15 3" DVDs, I put a string of 50 LED C5 Multi on the Star, it blends with the MegaTree, so next year I'll change the lights to White LEDs and raise the PVC 5" or 6" from the tree

    The Mega Tree is made of 6 Strings of 100 LED CD Multi that I bought last year @
    Lowe's (where I work) they had a box that had like 20 options (twinkling, chasing, steady on, etc)

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    Default Re: Mega Tree with a DVD/CD Star

    That star looks great...

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    Default Re: Mega Tree with a DVD/CD Star

    Thanks, It took me 2 days to buld it, well one day to figure it out how to do it and another day making it :-)

    The back side of the star, where the DVD & CDs are attached, is 5 5-gallon paint mixing sticks made of wood from Lowe's, I spray paint them Gloss Black, then made the holes on the sticks and run the Multi lights thru the holes, then attach the Star to a PVC pipe and then to the top of the Mega Tree

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    Default Re: Mega Tree with a DVD/CD Star

    Very clever idea to use the CD/DVD media as multi-color reflectors! Looks very nice!

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    dirknerkle

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    Default Re: Mega Tree with a DVD/CD Star

    Neat idea. How do you attach the DVDs to the paint sticks? Glue? Other? Have you had to deal with much wind? How did it stand up to it?

    Wonder how it would work to make a "sphere" of DVDs and use the lights like you did. Hmm...

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    Default Re: Mega Tree with a DVD/CD Star

    I attach the DVDs to the paint stick by making 2 small holes (1/8") on the plastic part next to the big hole, then with # 6 screws, washers & nuts I attach them to the stick. I made a hole on the stick the same size as the hole on the DVD and I run the lights thru it, this year I used multi LEDs for the Star but they blended with the Mega Tree, so next year (this year) I'll change the lights for White LEDs, hope this will make the star show up better.

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    I did not had to deal with too much wind but all the DVDs survived this season.

    It will be a neat idea to make a sphere :-) I've seeing Christmas Trees made out of CDs.

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