You’ll want to try this DIY disco planter pot. Or you can all it a DIY disco ball planter. however you word it, it’s a keeper.
Not only will it add a whole new vibe to your decor, it will be a spark of conversation and it is just so much fun.
You’ve probably seen the viral disco ball planter. It’s a TikTok star of the craft world.
A row of mirrors – one after another and another. So captivating! I even bought one at an outdoor market recently. But I wanted a different version using a traditional terra cotta planter.
OMG. I love how it turned out. It’s so shiny and retro. Even if I’m in my paint clothes and my hair in a chongo, I still feel the Donna Summer vibes.
Covering a flower pot with mini disco mirrors a good idea to add a touch of sparkle to your living room or patio space. You don’t need to be a DIY expert to pull this off. And your favorite plants will thank you and maybe even grow stronger. I can’t guarantee that, but you never know!
Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you accomplish this shiny home decor project:
Supplies for DIY Disco Planter Pot:
Flower pot – I used a ceramic pot and another that was a classic terra cotta garden planter.
Spray paint in silver (optional)
Strong adhesive glue – The tiles comes with an adhesive backing, but to make your mirror permanent, go ahead and use the glue. such as E6000 or a hot glue gun.
Protective gloves – these are mini-mirrors and they have sharp edges.
Dollar store scissors – you’ll mess them up with this project.
Cover for your work surface in case any mini-mirrors fall.
Alcohol wipes to wipe away glue drips and to clean the surface area of the tiles
Pair of tweezers (optional)
Directions for DIY Disco Planter Pot
Spray paint the pot if desired
The reason for this is so the background will match the mirrors. Every so often there is a gap between spaces and the silver background makes it unnoticeable, as opposed to a white background.
Prepare your workspace
Cover your work surface with newspaper or a drop cloth to protect it from any glue or mirror residue. This will make the cleanup process easier. This is a white ceramic pot I used as well. I didn’t add any paint.
Dust off and clean the flower pot. The surface of the planter should be clean and clear.
If your flower pot is dirty or has any residue on it, clean it thoroughly and let it dry completely before proceeding.
Put on protective gloves
Wearing gloves can help protect your hands from any potential cuts or injuries while handling the mirrors.
Cut a strip of the mirrors. Remove the protective backing.
Assemble it all
Apply adhesive glue to the mirror
Using a small amount of adhesive glue, carefully apply it to the back of each mini disco mirror. Make sure to follow the instructions on the glue packaging and avoid using too much glue to prevent excess mess.
Alternative: Apply a line of the glue and apply the mirrors that way.
Attach the mirrors to the flower pot
NOTE: For a smooth area, you can apply the mirrors by strips, rather than one-by-one. It makes the job much easier! You don’t want an uneven disco ball pattern.
If your base is curvy or uneven, starting from the bottom of the flower pot, press each mirror firmly onto the surface, adhesive side down. Place the mirrors close together to create a cohesive and mirror-like effect. Continue this process until the entire flower pot is covered, including the rim. If you prefer a specific pattern or design, plan it out before attaching the mirrors.
Let the adhesive dry
Use masking tape to hold the mirrors in place while the glue dries. Tear off any remaining masking tape. Allow the adhesive to dry according to the instructions provided on the glue packaging. This may take several hours or overnight, so be patient and avoid moving or touching the flower pot during this time. Roll off any pesky glue strings if you used hot glue.
Clean your mirrors
Use alcohol wipes to wipe away any smudges from the seams of the glass tiles.
Show it off!
Once the adhesive and sealant (if applied) have fully dried, your mirrored flower pot is ready to be displayed. Choose a sunny spot where the mirrors can catch the light and create a dazzling effect.
As far as the type of plant to put inside, that is totally up to you! Remember to handle the mirrored flower pot with care to avoid any accidental damage or injury caused by the sharp edges of the mirrors.
Enjoy your beautifully decorated flower pot!
The best part is this ultimate myriad reflector craft will make you happy every time you look at it.
Uses for leftover mirror tiles:
Save and use for mixed media projects
Incorporate into polymer clay earrings or ring dishes.
NOTE: If you want to make a traditional disco ball planter DIY – here are some options I found online.