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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Rock n Roll! DIY Record Bowls

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on May 21, 2015 12:30:00 PM

Record Album BowlsOld-Record-Albums300This week’s DIY project is upcycling albums into decorative bowls. When CDs took over, vinyl records ended up in the sales bin at Goodwill. Although, albums are making a come-back, there’s plenty of old vinyl out there waiting for a new life.

I saw this idea months ago and was surprised at how easy and fast record bowls are to make.

Record Album Bowls MoldRecord-Album-Bowls-Can-Mold250Any album or 45 will work. It doesn’t matter if they have scratches or marks. Look for interesting artists, or songs and labels that are in decent condition.

Center an album over an oven-proof bowl. I used metal. For the 45, I tried a can. The size of your “mold” will determine the size of the finished bowl. 

Heat your oven to 200 degrees. Set the bowl and record on a cookie sheet and place it in the center of the oven.

Deocrative Record Album BowlBake Record Album Bowls in OvenIt took less than ten minutes for the record to melt. Remove from the oven and immediately pull the mold from the melted bowl. If it cools too fast and sticks to the metal bowl, pop it back into the oven for a few minutes to soften it again and then remove it. Be careful, each piece is hot, but the record cools off quickly. 

You can manipulate the shape of your bowl by playing with it before it hardens. The possibilities are endless. I’m not sure if they’re food-safe, but they sure are cute as decorations or party favors!

Topics: DIY projects, Merri Cvetan, Goodwill home interior expert Merri Cvetan, DIY projects with vinyl albums

  • Record Bowls

    I saw this idea months ago and was surprised at how easy and fast record bowls are to make.

  • Old records

    Any album or 45 will work. It doesn’t matter if they have scratches or marks. Look for interesting artists, or songs and labels that are in decent condition.

  • Bowl in oven
    Center an album over an oven-proof bowl. I used metal.
  • 45 can mold

    For the 45, I tried a can. The size of your “mold” will determine the size of the finished bowl.

  • Bake records in oven

    Heat your oven to 200 degrees. Set the bowl and record on a cookie sheet and place it in the center of the oven.

  • Decorative album bowl

    You can manipulate the shape of your bowl by playing with it before it hardens. The possibilities are endless. I’m not sure if they’re food-safe, but they sure are cute as decorations or party favors!