Vinyl LP Record Bowl

Convert an old LP record into a bowl.

Vinyl LP Record Bowl

What you need

1 old vinyl Record
Oven proof dish
Oven mitts



Instructions

Start by heating your oven to it’s highest setting around 250 Degrees Celsius or 480 Fahrenheit.

Place a sheet of aluminum on the bottom of your oven purely as a precaution in case it melts beyond rescue to avoid a massive clean up job.

Take your record and place it onto the oven tray over a bowl to help it shape and slide it into the hot oven. It will only take a few minutes for the record to become soft and flexible. Using your oven mitts take the record out as soon as it looks soft.

It will start to droop and deform when it is becoming soft, that is when it is ready to work with.

Place the oven mitts on and working quickly remove the bowl and the record from the oven. Turn the bowl the right way up and push the record into the bowl to shape it into the same shape as the bowl or work it into shape over the bowl if your bowl is small.

You will only have around 30 seconds to work so work quickly, if you are too slow or don’t like the shape of your bowl then place it back into the oven and start again.

Allow it to cool and its ready to use.

You can also use these bowls for planters by drilling a few extra holes into the bottom or better still turn them into a funky hanging basket for either plants or storage.

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Comments

  1. Great idea. I am going to make some planters.

  2. Iam having a 70′s disco party for my hubby and this is a great idead very cool

  3. Hmmm, interesting. I should try it

  4. I have boxes of unwanted LP’s – they get “dumped” on me at my favourite auction house – a box for R 10.00 because no-one wants to bid on them. Dealers don’t want them as they’re nothing special – as far as I am concerned, rather turn them into something that is funky and of use than just send them to the local rubbish dump. I’ve seen very attractive handbags made from LP’s too but that involves drilling holes and joining more than one moulded LP to another – a tad too much work for me.

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