Make Your Own Disco Ball Hanging Planter


Oh yes I did! I, Kara, love a good hanging planter as much as the next home decor obsessed gal, but I totally just took my hanging planter game to the next level! This large disco ball hanging planter is the best way to keep my love for plants and parties going all year long. And how about that blush pink chain?! I’m dying! While this project will take the use of a few power tools, it’s a pretty straight forward DIY that can be completed in an afternoon. So let’s get started shall we?



16″ disco ball
-utility knife
-drill with 1/2″ bit
-metal chain (measure the distance from your ceiling to where you want the planter to hang and multiply by 3 to get the length of chain you need)
-three small carabiners
-heavy load bearing screw-in hook (for the ceiling)
-pink spray paint (optional)


Step One: Use the utility knife to remove the mirrors around the center of the disco ball. Just wedge the blade under the mirror and it should pop off fairly easy.

Step Two: Once all the mirrors are removed, use the jigsaw to cut the ball in half. There are screw pins holding the ball together, so you will hit some resistance and need to cut through themDisco-Ball-Hanging-Planter-click-through-for-tutorial_

Step Three: Once your ball is cut in half, remove a mirror piece a row or two down and drill a 1/2″ hole in the ball. Repeat this two more times around the ball in equal distances from each other.

Step Four: Spray paint your chain and carabiners pink (optional).


Step Five: Add your screw-in hook to the ceiling, and then insert the carabiners into the holes you drilled, and then add the chain. I strung my chain from one carabiner to the ceiling, then back down to the second carabiner, and then over to the third carabiner and back up to the ceiling so that I didn’t have to worry about cutting my chain into pieces.

Step Six: Add your plants. Since this is hanging from the ceiling, I didn’t want my planter to be too heavy. So I used cut up pieces of foam in the bottom of the planter, and then added some dirt, and then the plants.



The best part about this project aside from the non-stop party vibe it brings to your space? The fact that one disco ball will yield two planters! As you may have seen, I also bought a smaller 8″ disco ball and have plans to create a few various sized hanging planters to hang by my window. Talk about a light show! xo. Kara

Credits // Author and Photography: Kara Whitten. Photos edited with the NEW A Beautiful Mess Presets for Lightroom.
  • Just an amazing idea. We have an old disco ball in our storage room. now we can use this to hang plants. This will add a natural feeling to everybody.
    Thank you for sharing this idea.

  • Love this idea! But what really drew me in was the glassware… is that a diy, or purchased ready-made? If it’s diy, how would I make something like this myself?

  • What a great idea! I hate working with power tools though. Wonder if there’s a drill-free way…

  • This is actually a pretty cool idea, what an eye catcher!

  • This is so fun! I need one of these in my life!


  • So dang cute! I would love to put a planter like this in a covered porch or a sunroom. It would make it so that the planter would let out stunning rays of color more frequently. Seriously a fun and funky home decor touch!

  • Amazing DIY….. thanks for the insight 😛 xx

    A Girls Journal

  • Such a fun and vibrant DIY! It would definitely liven up any area, but I love it near the bar cart.


  • This is definitely a DIY for a glam, glitzy gall!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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