Do you miss the 70's - do you long for the flares, platform boots and shiny lifestyle as shown in Saturday Night Fever? Well long no longer because with this simple instructable, I will turn your living room into a night club, your missus into a dancing queen and you into dance legend John Travolta. And all you need are a few old DVDs!
Step 1: Preparing the DVD: Separating the Layers
WARNING: DVD dust can get into your nose and eyes, plus there may be shards of plastic, please take care. You might want to think about a ventilation mask, goggles or gloves. Plus keep your workspace clean and tidy.
Okay, now let's begin:
First of all, raid the DVD cupboard - there must be some crap in their that you regret buying. Mine was Into The Sun with Steven Seagal (don't ask), but any DVD will do. Please don't use your Mum's favorite Barry Manilow in Las Vegas DVD though.
Most DVDs have TWO layers, it is the SHINY layer that we want, so we have to remove the COVER layer. To do this, we need to create a tab on the top layer so that we can pull the layers apart. Click on the steps below for how to do this.
Step 2: Preparing the DVD: Cutting the Mosaic Tiles
Now that we have our layer, we want to cut it up into small tiles. If you decide to make a ball about the size of mine, you will need to cut up about one and a half DVDs, but mine only makes a disco out of my bathroom (always a good time).
I challenge you to make a full size one, you could always use your girlfriend's season six DVD boxset of Sex and the City. Don't expect to hang it up in the bedroom though!
Please follow the steps below:
Step 3: Preparing the Ball: Making the Ball
The point of this last stage is to prepare the ball, the string from which to hang it, and to apply the tiles to the ball, once completed, a ball of the size below could be hung from your rear view mirror, in the livingroom window (like my granny does with those hanging crystals) or maybe start a mobile disco, and make your fortune.
I invite you to post your attempts. And in those famous words of the BeeGees:
Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk, I'm a woman's man, no time to talk.