june 12th, 2012 | posted by tom | organic
Brit.co is a great website that can teach you how to repurpose almost anything. Upon finding this fun way to upcycle floppy disks into plant friendly pieces of nostalgia, we were compelled to share!
- floppy disks (if you don’t have a treasure trove of them from the 90s, head to Amazon)
- hot glue or Marine Glue if you have more time
- plants! (or soil + seeds + yogurt containers)
Get all of your materials in order. The glue will be for attaching the disks to each other. The scissors are for cutting the rim off your plastic planters, if they don’t quite fit in your floppy disk box.
Arrange your floppy disks by color. A set of 25 is perfect for 5 planters - 5 disks for each planter.
Heat up your glue. Squeeze a thin line onto the edge of a disk and attach it to the second disk’s edge. Keep going until you’ve gone all the way around.
The great thing about hot glue is that if you don’t get it quite right the first time, you can easily peel off. If you do turn this into full soil-ready planters, you’ll want to use a more serious epoxy or hardware glue.
For the bottom, glue four edges of your fifth disk and attach!
Drop in your plant and voilà!
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