How to Turn a Disco Ball Into a Planter

Let your favorite plant shine. Follow these simple steps to learn how to upcycle a disco ball into a groovy hanging planter.

Disco Ball Planter 01:24

Plants will surely be "stayin' alive" in this planter made from a disco ball.

Disco Ball Planter, Step 16b

Disco Ball Planter, Step 16b

Photo by: Andy Vinson, Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson, Loch & Key Productions

Materials

  • disco ball
  • safety goggles
  • leather gloves
  • craft knife
  • drill
  • jigsaw
  • perlite
  • hanging planter
  • small plastic planter
  • plant
Disco Ball Planter, Step 2

Disco Ball Planter, Step 2

Photo by: Andy Vinson, Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson, Loch & Key Productions

Step 1: Remove Some Mirrors

While wearing protective gloves, carefully use the craft knife to pry a row of mirrors off the disco ball one-third of the way down from the top.

Step 2: Cut

Use a jigsaw to cut off the top of the disco ball where the mirrors have been removed.

Step 3: Drill

Disco Ball Planter, Step 9

Disco Ball Planter, Step 9

Photo by: Andy Vinson, Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson, Loch & Key Productions

Pry off one mirror on each side of the disco ball where you plan to place the hanging wire. Use a drill to create holes large enough for the wire to fit through.

Step 4: Prepare to Plant

Place the small planter upside down inside the disco ball.

Step 5: Add Hanging Planter

Detach the wires from the hanging planter and place it inside the disco ball on top of the first planter.

Step 6: Attach Wires

Attach the hanging wires to the disco ball by threading them through the holes on each side and twisting them to secure.

Step 7: Fill

Disco Ball Planter, Step 14

Disco Ball Planter, Step 14

Photo by: Andy Vinson, Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson, Loch & Key Productions

Fill the planter halfway with perlite.

Step 8: Plant

Disco Ball Planter, Step 15

Disco Ball Planter, Step 15

Photo by: Andy Vinson, Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson, Loch & Key Productions

Add your favorite plant.

Step 9: Hang

Disco Ball Planter, Step 16a

Disco Ball Planter, Step 16a

Photo by: Andy Vinson, Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson, Loch & Key Productions

Hang the planter in a place where it can shine, and enjoy!

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