Wall of sound (well, fence of sound, really)

Our gardens have only wire-mesh fences, giving little privacy.  I didn’t like the idea of being able to look into next door’s garden while tending my plants, so I decided to put a screen up. 

Dropped next door a note telling them what I would be doing, and why (so they didn’t think I was being stand-offish). 

I punched holes into the disc – each hole had to be punched separately, so I had probs getting them more-or-less opposite each other, as can be seen from the pics!  But one can just turn the disc round a bit and try again.  No doubt a two-pronged punch would be much better, if one could arrange the holes the right distance.

I used plastic-covered wire to link the discs; that was all I had to hand.  I tied the CDs in strips – easier to hang along the top of the fence – they’d have sagged in the middle if I’d tried stringing them in rows from side to side.

I tied each strip top and bottom to the fence – if it’d tied them a bit looser they’d have moved a bit in the breeze and I’d have had more or a rainbow.

All very basic, not very well done, but it was my first try with what equipment I had to hand.  Maybe I’ll add more screens to the other fences later.
Hello, I was wondering, it has been eight months since you first posted this. How has it handled the weather in all this time?
Hi Trod <br> <br>it's doing fine! i linked the discs with twists of plastic-coated wire, and the same to tie the strips to the fence, top and bottom. If i'd used twine, it might be showing signs of wear by now! <br> <br>Doesnt feel like eight months ago!
This is a great use for old CDs. Very fancy :)
thanks. basic principle could be used in lots of different ways: wall hanging indoors or out, door screen, privacy panels anywhere in a garden - could have two glued together and then linked to give reflective surface on both sides - I'm trying to find a way to cut them so that i can slot one into another at right angles for a mobile.
Cool. Do you think it attracts or deters birds?
I really don't know! this part of my garden is six feel &quot;long&quot; so not much flying space for birds to find out. lol do an esperiement, make a couple of panels and hang them in various palces, see what theb irds do?

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