Step 1: Materials:
- Six floppy disks per planter
- Plastic bottle or yogurt container (this will be the inside liner)
- Gravel (optional)
- Activated charcoal (optional)
- Duct tape
- Adhesive remover (if necessary)
Step 2: Prepare disks
Remove the labels. I found that the labels came off easily but the adhesive left behind proved to be more difficult, this is not surprising considering that the labels where probably affixed some time in the 90's. Adhesive remover is useful here.
If you have floppies in different colours arrange them in an aesthetically pleasing way to form a cube. I only had blues, greys and blacks and a couple of pretty green ones, so this is what I came up with. I suppose it would be possible to paint them too to make the planter more colourful.
Step 3: Glue disks to form a box
If you follow the way I glued the disks (see images below) the box will have a longer length than width. This will allow the bottom and top pieces of the cube to fit better since floppy disks are not perfectly square.
Step 4: Reinforce with duct tape
Step 5: Prepare the liner
Step 6: Cut the opening
Take your time when doing this since the plastic can crack in the wrong places when your cutting it.
Step 7: Cut the liner to size
Step 8: Glue it all together
Step 9: Add a plant
In hindsight, I could have added drainage holes to the bottom of the liner and put a small saucer underneath to collect excess water, since plants grow better with proper drainage.