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You can easily turn any old, unwanted vinyl into a unique bowl!
How To Make Bowls Out Of Vinyl Records

Posted by Beverley B. from Canada, Canada • Published See Beverley B.'s 2 projects »
  • Step 1

    Get some cheap and useless vinyl records. Don't use anything that doesn't belong to you; instead, check out the local second hand store for cheap records.
    Preheat your oven to around 200-250 degrees Fahrenheit (100-150 Celsius).
    Place your record on the center of an upside down pot or metal bowl. Put this onto a baking sheet.
    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.
    Take the whole thing out of the oven (wearing oven mitts, of course) once you notice some real "flopping" going on.
    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.
    Let it cool for 10-15 minutes.
    Flip it over.
    Put your bowl to use!

  • How to melt a record bowl. Vinyl Record Bowl - Step 2
    Step 2

    Find an oven proof glass bowl that is only slightly smaller than the record.

  • How to melt a record bowl. Vinyl Record Bowl - Step 3
    Step 3

    Place the record on top of the glass bowl and center it.

  • How to melt a record bowl. Vinyl Record Bowl - Step 4
    Step 4

    Put the bowl and record in the oven and place a can on top of the record, in the center.
    Watch closely as the record sinks into the bowl. If the sides fold over the glass bowl, then the can might not be heavy enough, or you need a larger glass bowl. If you don't want to start over, or if you simply want a deeper vinyl bowl, you can try pushing it down carefully.

  • How to melt a record bowl. Vinyl Record Bowl - Step 5
    Step 5

    Take everything out of the oven when you're satisfied with the depth and shape of the bowl.

  • How to melt a record bowl. Vinyl Record Bowl - Step 6
    Step 6

    let it cool, flip, and enjoy! ^^

    Edit, may 10th 2008: Hey guys! Wow, I can`t believe this project got so popular!!! I just want to say that i love everybodys versions and that anybody who hasnt made one should get to it right now, its so fun! :)


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CO + K User

Thanks so much for the inspiration hope you like my version;)
K_K · 1 project
could you use those things that you make taco shells in? I think that they are called perfect tortilla?
Ulebeam · 7 projects
I saw this bowl for sale at a second hand shop Tongue
Detrimental Travesty
Detrimental Travesty · Sacramento, California, US · 10 projects
on monday its memorial day so people in usa most goodwills (second hand store) will have the entire4 store half off sooo... dirt cheap vinyl records!!! im geting two. yaaaaay cant wait to ad my version
Leah S
Leah S · 11 projects
this is so cute! I'd never use my vinyl though. Only stuff that's scratched or that's folk music :L
Someone · 3 projects
i made some of these! there awesome!!! Happy
Becsta! · Clarkefield, Victoria, AU · 3 projects
When I found this project I made at least 15 of these! I went crazy! I love this project its so easy but ver effective!
Jijipi · Mexico City, Federal District, MX · 10 projects
Cool y have some transparent vinyl, i will try this!!! ñ__________ñ*
Lundora · Kokkola, FI · 8 projects
I'm going to make one of these today, for a couple we're visiting with the boyfriend, and one for the said boy as a christmas present! ^^
Sweet Sasa 13-8 N.
Sweet Sasa 13-8 N. · 3 projects
very nice(L)
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