How to make vinyl record bowls

IMG_5488Over the years I’ve had a few generous friends reluctantly surrender their record collections to me. About 90 per cent of these records hit the needle, but I always seem to find a few polka albums, or some that are too scratched to be played in each collection. Not wanting to throw them away, I started to search for ways I could repurpose them. Bingo! Why not make record bowls?

If you search online you’ll find a number of ways you can make these, but the following I find to be the most simplistic way.

1. Boil a BIG pot of water

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2. Submerge the record in the boiling water for 20-30 seconds. Try not to submerge the label.IMG_5485

3. Mold the edge into a funky shape using a dishrag. Repeat for each side of the record.

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4. Done! These make great planter pots, or you can use them to store toys in.

P.S No Rolling Stones records were harmed in the making of these bowls.

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