Picture of Floppy Disk Planter
Floppy disk planters are a great way to use old floppy disks that you may have lying around.  They are made simply from floppies glued together to form a cube and adding a liner on the inside.

Step 1: Materials:

Picture of Materials:
  • Six floppy disks per planter
  • Plastic bottle or yogurt container (this will be the inside liner)
  • Plant
  • Gravel  (optional)
  • Activated charcoal (optional)


  • Glue
  • Duct tape
  • Scissors/knife/Dremel
  • Pencil
  • Clothespins/clips
  • Adhesive remover (if necessary)

aviansun1 year ago

Done! Thanks for the idea.

ChrysN (author)  aviansun1 year ago

Nice! Thanks for posting.

Jent135 years ago
I was just wondering what type of plant is that in the pictures? cause it look like a really cool viney one.
ChrysN (author)  Jent135 years ago
Yes, I really like it, though I picked up at a grocery store for $1.99, the tag just said it was tropical but didn't give it's name.
M.C. Langer5 years ago
I love your planters, Chrys! You have my vote!!!!
ChrysN (author)  M.C. Langer5 years ago
Thanks (I voted for yours too)!
Ivriniel5 years ago
These would also make cute desktop containers for pens and whatnot. 
ChefZombie5 years ago
I love the idea, but how do you keep the pot from overflowing? I don't remember catching that part in the instructable.
ChrysN (author)  ChefZombie5 years ago
Do you mean drainage.  I didn't add drainage holes in these ones but I think I will in future ones.  I would add holes in the bottom of the liner and put a saucer underneath.  For these I will have to be careful not to over water them.
Kryptonite5 years ago
Why has it taken me this long to find this!?!

5*, subbed!
ChrysN (author)  Kryptonite5 years ago
Thanks for the rating + sub!
DinaMarch5 years ago
 awesome! i can use it for my school project. thanks!!
that is so cool but i dont have any; dont u get those at office depot?? :)
ChrysN (author)  chocolate24105 years ago
You can probably still get them at computer stores though it seems a waste to buy them, can you ask friends or family is they have any old ones lying around.
Creativeman5 years ago
Who'd ever thought?   ChrysN, that's who! Great stuff, Chrys...good luck in the contest. Cman
ChrysN (author)  Creativeman5 years ago
Thanks Cman, you always say such nice things!
How well does the Weldbond adhere to the floppies?
ChrysN (author)  Tool Using Animal5 years ago
Weldbond adheres really well.  A glue gun would probably work too, but the one I have is really lousy.
Ninzerbean5 years ago
 Wonderful wonderful wonderful!
ChrysN (author)  Ninzerbean5 years ago
reactif85 years ago
That's lovely.
I always like to try and re-use all those old things that end up being useless for anything ever again.

Well, almost.