I want to repurpose these 4 old CD/DVD holders.

by PruBelle
Looking down on them
Different perspective, by the way, they are not connected.  I just laid them down like this.
Those dividers only go halfway down.  It's open all across the inside.
Bottom of each holder.  Rubber feet.
Top of each holder.
Back side of each holder (not finished like the other 3 sides).
Closeup of inside, the divider, only goes halfway down.
A regular size wine bottle - get swallowed up by the interior compartment.  Maybe a larger bottle of wine?  I didn't have one to show.
See how much room is all around a normal sized wine bottle.
Maybe shoes - even then, the length would hold a size 20 length shoe, LOL!
  11 answers
  • Karen Krysowaty Karen Krysowaty on Jul 12, 2017

    I would turn them onto their side for boot or shoe storage. Paint a bright color

    • PruBelle PruBelle on Jul 12, 2017

      I tried putting one of my boots in there, but the opening is too small. The height would definitely work for the calf part, but I couldn't get the shoe part into the opening. Dang it!!! Maybe for kid boots, like for a mudroom, but we don't have kids or grandkids. I still like the idea, though!! Thank you.

  • Craft or scrap wood or dowel storage comes to mind.

    • PruBelle PruBelle on Jul 12, 2017

      They would definitely hold dowels and scrap wood, stand them up where the opening is at the top, rather the side. Drop in the items and they are sitting in the upright position. I like that idea, too. Thank you!

  • Sunny C Sunny C on Jul 12, 2017

    Hello Prubelle; I like how these look......I am wondering if you couldn't use them for Wine bottles. It does look like they will hold more than one bottle at a time??

    Also, why couldn't you use some of the holders for like items to use for a Wine area!!! Rolled up napkins, placemats, Etc.. would look nice, as well as many others things.

    You could always place folded fabric/placemats behind bottle of wine, to make them come closer to the end of the box.

    If nothing else, I would personally use the boxes for my crafts!!!

    I hope that this helps you!! Take Care!

    • PruBelle PruBelle on Jul 12, 2017

      You know, those compartments might hold 2 bottles each, but the glass would rub against each other. I like that idea of the other items. I need to buy a bigger bottle of wine, see if it will go in there.

      And definitely long skinny craft items. Thank you!

  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Jul 12, 2017

    I have way too many shoes. I'm do another spring cleaning up and out. I would definitely make it a shoe holder/organizer.

    • PruBelle PruBelle on Jul 12, 2017

      I hear you on that! I was going to revamp it and put it into an estate sale, but I may end up keeping it, if I do a shoe rack! LOL! Thank you.

  • Connie Dexter Spicer Connie Dexter Spicer on Jul 12, 2017

    Maybe grilling tools outside with your grill or utensils in the kitchen (along with a small herb in any unused compartment.)

    Also, maybe hang under the kitchen cabinet for spice space, timers?

    What about inside a sink cabinet to hold cleaners?

    How about in that extra cabinet where you put small gadgets for the kitchen like a hand mixer and coffee grinder, things you may not be able to use every day, but use them often enough and they just don't look good on the counter, or standing loose and hard to reach in your cabinet?

    If you have a craft room, they would be great for paint brushes and paint tubes; and along the same line, turn them on their sides to store project materials that are taking up shelf space until you can use them - fabrics can be rolled up so you can see them, or folded.

    I am a pen junkie, so can also see this along the top of my desk filled with pens and other office "stuff" like stapler, staple clip, letter opener, etc.

    You may even want to cut one of them in half, so it makes 6 smaller/shorter boxes instead of 3... Stack them atop each other facing out for "family mailboxes" that can be dressed up and hung in the kitchen or at the front door. Great for collecting keys too! Don't forget to hang a hook for a purse!

    • PruBelle PruBelle on Jul 12, 2017

      Love all those ideas. Made me think that I could use them in my own basement. We have so many tools that we have no place to hang them, but we have loads of shelves. Unfortunately when you pile a lot of hammers, crow bars, saws. etc on a shelf, you lose all that space above the shelf, because items are so small. I can stack up the holders and put the items in the compartments. If I can't decide what else to do, I will do that. Thank you for all the great ideas!

      By the way, when I replying to this, I accidently hit Questions Resolved. I didn't mean to do that. Does anyone know how to "undo" that, so other people can still offer ideas?

  • Diana Deiley Diana Deiley on Jul 12, 2017

    Not knowing the dimension of each box, I'd suggest screwing them together in a row, and store brooms, wood, etc. in your garage. I'm sure these could be very useful in your home: umbrella bin? skeins of yard? rolls of wrapping paper? t.p. for the bathroom? Best of luck.

  • Sunny C Sunny C on Jul 12, 2017

    You are Welcome, PruBelle; What if you use a cloth napkin, (Like what you use when Dining out) between the bottles? It would look nice, and would protect the bottles.

    Also, if you are concerned about the bottles being far back, and the label not showing, You can always use a piece of paper, and print on it what the bottle is, Etc. Tie it to the end of the bottle and that would work as well!

    I hope that you enjoy using these boxes!!! Take Care!

  • Karen Krysowaty Karen Krysowaty on Jul 12, 2017

    you're welcome

  • Thi8725099 Thi8725099 on Jul 13, 2017

    If you have a means to cut them in half depth-wise (half the height of that wine bottle), and add another board on the back of each of the cut halves that need it, these would make a fantastic running planter for small-ish potted plants and flowers. ( the additional backing board is not necessary if you're just putting the otted plant inside the square - it only serves to 'hide' the pot in a more decorative fashion) Use the 'boxes' as a boarder around a patio or along a walkway. Use them together or separately to define a space and add some color.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 28, 2020


    Bottle holders, Mini Desk, Side Table, Plant pot Holders, Shoe holder, Kiddies , Tidy Store. Ornament shelves. Turn them to the wall and use as floating shelves.

  • Deb K Deb K on Jun 08, 2021

    Hi PruBelle, did you come up with a use? I think these would be great for craft supplies, towels and sheets, even trinkets, toys, winter/seasonal clothing items, gardening tools, etc.