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How To Make A Vinyl Record Bowl

Updated on December 2, 2015
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My own record bowl I made.
My own record bowl I made. | Source

Vintage Record Bowls

A thrifty recycled project to make is a vinyl record into a bowl. Its easy and simple to do. You can store anything in them like fruit, candy, gadgets, makeup, jewelry, craft accessories or even use it as a plant holder. You could even just put it on a stand for a decoration. You can shape them into different sizes big and small. It's a neat crafty project for your old records. A vintage style that is timeless.

In this article you will learn how to make a vinyl record bowl along with what you need and the how to instructions. Watch an instructional video so you can see visually on how to make a record bowl. I've shared some photo's of what you can store or put in these bowls. I think it's a really fun neat idea. So round up some old records and get started!


What You Need:

An LP vinyl record

A cookie sheet

An oven safe bowl

An oven

Oven mitts

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How To Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 200
  2. Put the bowl face down on a lined cookie sheet with foil paper on it. Then put your album on top of the bowl. Carefully insert your cookie sheet with record on top into the oven. You may need to adjust your oven racks to have enough space for melting your record into a bowl.
  3. Set your oven timer for 5- 10 minutes. Stay near oven to check on it. Once your record starts to droop over the sides of the bowl pull it out with your mitts on.
  4. Either press the record around the bowl or flip the bowl upside and put the record inside of it. Press it against the sides of the bowl either way you choose. As you press the record it will mold into a bowl shape.The bowl will cool completely in about a few minutes.

    **You don't have very long to shape it so if you mess up; just reheat it for a few more minutes and try again.

  5. Your record bowl is ready to use.

Instructional Video - Record Bowling Making

This is a basic instructional video on how to make a record bowl. When I was viewing other video's I noticed that everyone has their own technique but the concept of how to make them are the same.

Record Bowl I made.
Record Bowl I made. | Source

Ideas of What To Use You Bowl For

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Fruit by exploresearchunderstand.wordpress.comCandy by grassybranchfarms.blogspot.comGadgets by diygadgets.blogspot.comJewelry by singlemoms-rock.blogspot.comMakeup by diyfashion.about.comRemote's by liketotally80s.comNote pads by hegingerpennypincher.wordpress.comYarn by www.toolgirl.comToy cars by discoverexplorelearn.comDesk Organizer by clevernesting.com
Fruit by exploresearchunderstand.wordpress.com
Fruit by exploresearchunderstand.wordpress.com
Candy by grassybranchfarms.blogspot.com
Candy by grassybranchfarms.blogspot.com
Gadgets by diygadgets.blogspot.com
Gadgets by diygadgets.blogspot.com
Jewelry by singlemoms-rock.blogspot.com
Jewelry by singlemoms-rock.blogspot.com
Makeup by diyfashion.about.com
Makeup by diyfashion.about.com
Remote's by liketotally80s.com
Remote's by liketotally80s.com
Note pads by hegingerpennypincher.wordpress.com
Note pads by hegingerpennypincher.wordpress.com
Yarn by www.toolgirl.com
Yarn by www.toolgirl.com
Toy cars by discoverexplorelearn.com
Toy cars by discoverexplorelearn.com
Desk Organizer by clevernesting.com
Desk Organizer by clevernesting.com
Vinyl Album Record Bowl - "Rock Essentials" Genre
Vinyl Album Record Bowl - "Rock Essentials" Genre

This is a really neat design! I love it although the ripple ones are one of a kind!

 

Painted Record Bowl

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Bowls Already Made!

If you don't feel comfortable making your own bowls; you can get them already made. Vinyl is pretty neat and you can make some really fun crafts with your favorite genres or artists.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 2 years ago from United States

      What a really neat idea! This would be great for a 50's party, I guess any music era, but I immediately thought of the 50's

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      Louise Smith 2 years ago from Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

      Love them.....I have about 6 all over the house.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 3 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      Thanks. There really easy to make. You'll like it.

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      Julia M S Pearce 3 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Wouldn't mind making one of these. Great fun idea.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      Really simple and cool project! Thanks for sharing, CherylFay.

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      jr365 3 years ago

      Wow! This is one of the easiest looking projects I've seen that gives you a cool product!

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 3 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @lesliesinclair: They are really fun to make. I've done some and I love them!

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      lesliesinclair 3 years ago

      What a snazzy idea to use up vinyls that have no meaning to anyone.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @anonymous: Awesome!

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Doc_Holliday: Thanks for stopping by

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      Doc_Holliday 4 years ago

      Some of these records are collectors items.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      nw i noe what to do with my vinyl records...

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @LeslieMirror: Thanks for stopping by!

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      LeslieMirror 4 years ago

      Interior is something you should pay much attention to! I would love thus to add some tips to your perfect ones! http://www.squidoo.com/interior-trends

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @primarolia: Thanks! If you don't want to melt a record into a bowl; you could always make one into a clock to hang on your wall. I have lens on how to make them. Thanks for stopping by!

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      primarolia 4 years ago

      I have so many vinyl records to make bowl for all of us! But I really feel very sorry to melt them :(

      I have to find these decoration ones. Because I wanna keep the "Help" Beatles album!

      Really nice idea, nice post :)

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @LiteraryMind: I seen that method as well on a video but I the oven way more. Thanks for stopping by and sharing.

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      Ellen Gregory 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      When I was a child, my mother used to do this with us as a craft for us to decorate. However, she would hold the record in a big pot of boiling water and keep pushing it against the bottom of the pot while rotating. I think your method is easier and safer.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Carol Houle: Have making a record bowl. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Carol Houle 4 years ago from Montreal

      Oh, I forgot to add. Imagine those reels that come off an assembly line at an electronics factory? I once brought home a huge bunch of them. They look like old fashion movie reels, right? So I thought I'd make a mural ~movie stars, filmstrip drawing curling here and there and those superposed reels (in a few different colors). Wish I could have them back now. You see what happens?

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      Carol Houle 4 years ago from Montreal

      So cool, Cheryl. But isn't it a felony in 50 states to melt those masterpieces? LOL

      I might try it. Thanks for the idea.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @my2165: Thanks! I made another lens before this one that talks about covering a wall with records. How cool is that! Thanks for stopping by!

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      my2165 4 years ago

      Fun lens, Vinyl records are so great, I had a neighbor who went out to his goodwill, bought a bunch of vinyl records and covered his wall with them for decoration, glad to see you can also use them as bowls.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Cool Stuff.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @BettyRecki: Thank You! It really is a nice easy craft to make.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @EmmaBrown1: They are easy and really neat! Thanks!

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Cynthia Haltom: True but there always other crafts to make with them such as a record clock with keeps them in tack and useful along with your memories hanging on the wall.

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      BettyRecki 4 years ago

      Very cool! Love the idea and it looks easy.

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      EmmaBrown1 4 years ago

      Looks like it is very easy to make this bowl. I should dig up my old records and create something unique. Thank you for the great lens!

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      Cynthia Haltom 4 years ago from Diamondhead

      If I had records I don't know that I could melt one because of the memories it would have had for me.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Arod17: Thanks!

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      Arod17 4 years ago

      that is so cool!

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Ben Reed: Thanks!

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @erbeaz: Pink one up at a garage sale or goodwill. Its a fun record craft! Thanks for coming by!

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago from Redcar

      These look stunning.

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      erbeaz 4 years ago

      That is so cool and rats I'm fresh out of old records! Now I gotta go my mine back that I donated.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Therestlesssoul: Thanks.....

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      Therestlesssoul 4 years ago

      very creative......

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Gypzeerose: Thanks! I've have lots of records around too. I was happy to find a craft to make with them. Again Thanks!

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      Indeed a great craft, and very nice lens. Pinned to my crafts board and blessed. I have tons of records around, now I can play with them in a different way.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Othercatt: Awesome! I hope it turns out great!

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      Othercatt 4 years ago

      This is a wicked cool idea for unique bowls. I can't wait to invade my Grandmas record collection so I can make one of my own.