About 2 months ago, I pinned this for making old vinyl records into bowls. I like the vintage artsy look of them so I thought I’d go ahead and give it a try.
When I was at my mom’s this weekend, she was selling records at her yard sale so I snagged a few. When I told her what I planned on using them for, she laughed and said she’d made them back in high school only they’d done it in science class over a bunsen burner! Guess everything old is new again eventually, right?
Picked out the smallest record to start with because it had already been damaged by the sun. I figured that way I couldn’t really wreck it if I messed up on my first attempt.The only real problem with the first one is that because the record was smaller, the bowl kind of looks more ash tray than artsy… 😦 Okay, I can deal with that. It was surprisingly quick and easy to do and I had a small stack of records to try it out on so onto bowls #2 and #3. The kidlets got right into watching what I was up to — they really liked watching the records melting in the oven.
In the end, I did 3 bowls in about half an hour. I think it can safely be called a success. If you’re planning on trying this out, keep in mind that you’ll need to work fast when you mould the melted record because the vinyl cools and hardens very quickly. I wonder if I can paint the records before melting and moulding them next time?