Vintage Vinyl Record Bowls
Shabby Chic lip stick holder- it's a recycled vinyl record!
If a record no longer plays, give it a new entertaining purpose. This simple craft that allows you to recycle an old warped record into a useful, versitile, and nostolgic bowl.
Bowlscan be used as planters, catch-alls, potpourri, candles, and they make great gifts, too. The possibilities are as endless as your imagination.
If you cannot bear to part with your vinyl or do not have any records on hand, baskets full of vinyl history await the creative crafter at thrift stores.
When weeding through to find titles, I choose records with obvious scratches or wear and tear that indicated the record had damage rendering it useless (don’t worry, these imperfection disappear during the molding process or add character to your piece.)
If I’m not able to find a band that I knew I, or the recipient of my finished piece would like, I look for movie soundtracks, well-known icons, or funny titles to use instead.
Recycled Vinyl Record Bowl
1 Vinyl Record (full album or small single versions work equally well)
Glass or Ceramic Oven-Safe Mixing Bowl
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
On cookie sheet, turn glass or ceramic bowl upside down. Place record on top of the bottom of the upside down bowl. Carefully place items in the oven, making sure the record stays squarely on top of the bowl.
Heat for three to five minutes, until record softens and begins to melt. (The record will appear to begin drooping onto the sides of the bowl.) Using oven mitts, remove items from the oven immediately. Flip the record and the bowl so that the record is now situated under the bowl. Press the record upward so that it takes on the shape of the bowl.The record should form a fluted pattern along the sides (as pictured.) Adjust the shape until you achieve a satisfactory shape.
Remove bowl from center of record shape and allow to cool for one to two hours.
Note: If you do achieve a desired shape before the record cools, the record may be placed back in the oven (using the original stacking process) to re-heat and re-mold.