As a lover of the 1970’s era where having big hair, flares and dancing under a large disco ball was the norm, this DIY project will transport you straight there. In that era everything was colourful, bold and in your face, even the dance floors lit up. The disco ball was a standard fixture at any 70’s club, reflecting sparkling patterns on the club goers below and adding to the atmosphere and style of the era.
Today is National DIY Day so let’s celebrate with some 70’s glitz and glamour and raise a glass to being creative with a DIY disco ball shot glass – because why not hey! Who wants to just drink from a normal cup? Not us, we are doing in style!
You will need:
15cm polystyrene ball
Mini mirror tiles
Step 1 - To begin, place the rim of the plastic cup on the top of the polystyrene ball and draw around it in pencil.
Step 2 - Now begin to chip away the polystyrene in the circle you have just created using a knife or craft knife. Keep removing the polystyrene deep enough for half of the plastic cup to fit inside the ball.
Tip – Do this step over a bin or trash bag, as the polystyrene will get everywhere otherwise!
Step 3 - So the disco ball cup and sit upright, flatten the base of the ball using the knife, testing with a straight pencil as you go.
Step 4 - Insert the end of the plastic cup into the hole in the ball – you can also use shot glasses if easier.
Step 5 - Trim the top half of the plastic cup that’s sticking up from the ball with scissors.
Step 6 - Now begin to glue the mirror tiles in lines all the way round the ball, as tightly as possible. When the whole ball is finished, make sure to cover the top to hide the rim of the cup.
Now give the disco ball a wipe with a clean cloth, pop in a jumbo straw and enjoy a tipple!
Follow my video tutorial here:
By DiY Blonde®
Special thanks to Talking Tables for supplying the styling for the main image, which includes:
*Party Time Giant Straws
*Decadent Decs Malibu Tassel Garland
*Simply Silver Star Scatter