Vinyl LP Record Chip & Dip Bowl

Convert an old LP record into a chip and dip bowl.

Vinyl LP Record Chip & Dip Bowl

What you need

2 old vinyl Records
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.

LP-in-oven

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 or an unusual shape.

chip-dip-lp

record-bowl

You can also freeform it so that you simply make a bowl like shape that you then place a tub of dip into. The one in the picture has a square look. 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.

LP-bowl

Allow it to cool and its ready to use.

For the platter or chip holding section you can use a plain flat record or slightly heat a record and curl the edges up, not only will this help your chips to stay on the plate but also looks really funky and handmade.

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Comments

  1. wondering how you would wash this out after/before using for food?

  2. When you “cook” records in the oven, they release toxic fumes. Also, if you use a pan/bowl in the oven while “cooking” the record, you cannot use that for cooking again. Try dipping the records in boiling water.

  3. crafty grandma says:

    wow, I think it’s fantastic, in an age where it’s retro to have this it’s a very “cool” idea.

  4. Why not use an old 45 record for the dip part?

  5. kim&riley says:

    I love this…not only unique but USEFUL as all projects should be.

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