Recently, I have been helping my parents clean out their house. I have continually been shocked by how much they have been able to accumulate over the years. A few weeks ago, I stumbled into their old record collection. I was flabbergasted that my parents actually used to listen to good music. We were able to sell most of their old records to a nearby record store, but some of them were in such bad condition that the store would not buy them. Not wanting to throw them away, I wanted to use them as part of a craft project.
Have any old records lying around? This project from Joan Fee of Express Your Creativity is a great craft project that is perfect for reusing old vinyl records.
- 2 LP’s
- Pie Plate
- Glass Glass
- Gloves, cotton
- Fountain pump (smallest available)
- Glue, waterproof
- 2 flat items about 2″ in diameter (plastic, metal or glass – this is used to cover the holes in the record)
- Tube to fit on pump
- Hot pads
- Filler, marbles, waterproof game pieces
1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
2. Turn pie plate upside down. Place record on top. Place in oven for 3-5 minutes. Ovens vary so keep an eye on it.
3. Wearing gloves and using hot pads, place record inside pie plate to form. Let set until hard. It won’t take very long.
4. Repeat with record over the glass except when removed from oven, leave record on glass to cool.
5. Glue flat objects over holes in record. Let dry.
6. Place tall record piece in pie-shaped record. If pump is adjustable, use at lowest setting. Place pump in tall piece, using suction cups, if provided with pump. Cut tube to slightly lower then rim of record. Cover pump with water. Test pump. Fill pump area with desired filler objects.
And stay organized with all these new crafts and vinyls. Here’s a great way to get organized.