Décor & Design

How To Make A DIY Disco Ball

January 28, 2024

Making a DIY disco ball can be a fun and creative project. Homemade disco balls can be used as unique décor—for instance, in a basket in a non-burning fireplace, or in a bowl on a coffee table. Here’s a simple guide to help you create your own disco ball:


  1. Styrofoam or plastic ball (size of your choice)
  2. Small mirrors (square or mosaic tiles)
  3. Craft glue or hot glue gun
  4. Ribbon or string for hanging
  5. Craft knife or scissors
  6. Small metal hooks (optional)


  1. Prepare the Base:
    • Choose a styrofoam or plastic ball as the base for your disco ball. The size depends on your preference; larger balls will create a more significant impact.
    • If the ball is not already white or silver, you can paint it with metallic paint for a more authentic disco ball look.
  2. Attach Mirrors:
    • Start attaching mirrors to the ball using craft glue or a hot glue gun.
    • If you’re using small mosaic tiles, it’s easier to handle and glue them one by one. If you have larger mirrors, you can cover the ball in sections.
    • Leave a small gap between each mirror to allow for flexibility and prevent the ball from becoming too rigid.
  3. Cover the Entire Ball:
    • Continue gluing mirrors until the entire surface of the ball is covered. Make sure there are no gaps, and the ball is evenly coated with mirrors.
  4. Create a Hanging Loop:
    • Attach a ribbon or string to the top of the disco ball to create a hanging loop. This will allow you to hang the disco ball from the ceiling or any suitable location.
  5. Optional: Add Metal Hooks (For Rotation):
    • If you want your disco ball to rotate, you can attach small metal hooks to the ball before attaching the mirrors. This will allow you to hang the disco ball from a motorized rotating device.
  6. Let it Dry:
    • Allow the glue to dry completely before hanging or using the disco ball.
  7. Hang and Enjoy:
    • Find a suitable location to hang your DIY disco ball, and you’re ready to bring some disco vibes to your space.

Keep in mind that creating a DIY disco ball can get a bit messy with glue, so make sure to protect your working surface. Additionally, exercise caution when using craft knives or hot glue guns. —Vita Daily


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