Friday, March 07, 2008

A Great & Cool Craft Project!

I think I am in the mood to shop today! hehe

I think these vintage record bowls are SO fantastic! T&I love records and have a few record players. I am very into vintage things and just think these are WAY cool! And I am always up for a fun new craft project!

T & I have been searching for some cheap records so that I can make a bunch of these bowls. I have a few records; I would have more however my husband (the anal record collector he is) only wants me to use certain types of records to make these bowls, says some just won't work right. Whatev!

Here is how you can make these (like the pic above) however, if you just want to buy them done and perfect (bottom pic - $26) click here!!

1. Get some cheap and useless vinyl records. (Unless you are married to my husband)
2. Preheat your oven to around 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
3. Place your record on the center of an upside down pot or metal bowl. Put this onto a baking sheet.
4. Put this into the oven. Keep a close watch because each vinyl starts to "flop" at a different time. It usually takes 4-8 minutes.
5. Take the whole thing out of the oven (wearing oven mitts, of course) once you notice some real "flopping" going on.
6. Put your record into another bowl and shape it around that, or you can hand mold it. Sometimes, you might like the way it looks right as you take it out of the oven; if so, skip the molding.
7. Let it cool for 10-15 minutes.
8. Flip it over.
9. Put your bowl to use!


  1. P.S. (the link in this post) is just a great website! some really cool things!

  2. You told me about these once, and I've always wanted to try to make these bowls! If you are up to it, we should try these one Saturday when I come over!

  3. My mom and I actually did this with a few records once when I was in high school. They're pretty cool, but remember...there will be a small little hole in the bottom! (i.e. you can't put anything, in them!)

    I wonder if she still has them???

  4. That is really cool!