DIY Floppy Disk Planters

Floppy Disk Planters DIY Floppy Disk Planters

DIY Floppy Disk Planters


Having just moved to a new location where I just might have the chance to grow some herbs in pots1, I got really excited when I stumbled upon the idea of DIY floppy disk planters.

The guys at BRIT seem to have a thing for the 3.5-inch data storage devices of old, and I cannot blame them. While I am sure that we have readers who may not have had the chance to use those floppy disks, I am also certain that a good number of you guys have had your own love-hate relationships with the 1.44 MB disks. I know I used to have stacks and stacks of them – in every color imaginable – when I was still in university!

It would be totally understandable if some of you have a sizable collection of floppy disks (which I assume are unused at this point), then here’s a nice project: DIY floppy disk planters.

You know what the best part of the DIY is?2 The entire process looks so easy. All you need are the floppy disks – as many as you want, a pair of scissors, and some glue. You can read the complete instructions at BRIT.

If you are not entirely convinced about the idea of DIY floppy disk planters, check these two photos out – one indoors and one outdoors.

Floppy Disk Planters Indoors DIY Floppy Disk Planters

DIY Floppy Disk Planters Indoors

Floppy Disk Planters Outdoors DIY Floppy Disk Planters

DIY Floppy Disk Planters Outdoors

These things can add color (literally and figuratively) to your surroundings!

Oh, and in case you do not have a stash of floppy disks anymore, just go on Amazon for some: Maxell floppy disks.


  1. the beauty of urban living []
  2. Aside from the fact that you are using floppy disks; what can be cooler than that in this context? []
About Noemi Tasarra-Twigg

Freelance writer and wannabe beach bum; ditched her day job as an English teacher for writing and has not regretted it a single bit. When not writing, Noemi can be found on the road, hoping to encounter the dragon of her dreams. Yes, she's into fantasy novels, gadgets, and practically anything that catches her interest. Shiny!

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