DIY vinyl record bowl

 

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Here at Craftcorners.com we’re huge fans of vinyl record crafts. There are just so many fun and creative things you can do to repurpose old vinyl records into fun and decorative items for your home! This blog post is going to follow along in the fine tradition, with one major difference: rather than just simply making another piece of decor, we’re going to be creating something you’ll really be able to use around the house. In this post we’re going to show you how you can take an ordinary every day vinyl record and turn it into an absolutely one of a kind bowl. Read on to learn all about it!

What You Need

  • Vinyl records you don’t mind “ruining” For bonus points, the labels at the center of the records should be colorful.
  • A mid-sized bowl that will be safe to throw into an oven for a few minutes. Glass or ceramic works best here.
  • An oven!
  • Couch slipcovers

What To Do

This is an incredibly easy and fun project that can be completed in just a few easy steps. First go ahead and crank up the oven to about 350 degrees. Place the record on top of your bowl and throw them into the oven together. Now you just need to wait for a few minutes for the record to become heated and pliable – typically you’ll actually see the record warp a little bit.

All you need to do now is take your contraption out of the oven, set it down on your slipcover and push the record down into the bowl. At this point the record should still be quite warm and plastic, and you can really experiment with forming it into a variety of shapes – squares, ovals, squiggles – whatever your heart desires! Just remember that you typically have just a few minutes to work with your warmed up record before it cools down and hardens again.

Inspired to take your vinyl crafting to the next level? Check out this no-heat leather and vinyl repair kit.

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