Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Tabletop Tuesday: Vinyl Record Bowls

My friend at work made these as a Christmas Gift. I've seen them before and she said they were super easy to make. I thought they would make a great tabletop decoration, but you could easily hang it on the wall as decoration as well.

Vinyl Record Bowl
(as seen on http://www.thriftyfun.com/)

This is an easy recycled craft that you can make in 20 minutes or less. It makes a hip container for that small potted plant that you are planning to give someone as a gift this Christmas.


Record that you no longer care about
Oven safe bowl (approx. 9" across the top)
Cookie sheet


Preheat oven 200 degrees F. Place Bowl upside down on the cookie sheet place record on top of the bowl. Once oven is preheated place in the oven for 8-10 minutes.

Now the record should be soft enough to mold, and cool enough to touch but use pot holders at first, just to be safe. The bowl and cookie sheet will be much hotter than the vinyl. Turn the bowl right side up and place the record in side it, and mold until you got the shape you want. You only have about a minute to work with it, so work fast. If it is not just right put it back in the oven for a few more minutes and try again.

Once it has completely cooled it is ready to use. It took less than five minutes for mine to cook completely. What for you may ask?

Fruit bowl
Flower pot (already has the drainage hole)
A place to put your keys
A decoration
A gift
Nail it to your wall has art
Paint it

* Beware to pet owners hair sticks to this very easy . Simply just wipe it down with a wet cloth.

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