Step 9: Now That You Have a Record Bowl, What Can You Use It For?

I personally would not use the bowl for food of any kind. I have heard that when you put it in the oven fumes are released and I would not want food near that, plus the fact that there is a hole in the middle makes food fall out.

I use my bowl as kind of a catch all bowl, once I move into my dorm and back to college I will be putting it near my door to put my keys and other various and sundry items into it.

You could possibly use the bowl as a flowerpot, if you either find a way to plug the bottom hole or have something on the bottom to catch the draining off water. This would only work if you did not get the record for the label because the label would probably be ruined.

You could make a whole bunch with one flat side and hang them from the wall and use them as a shelf maybe. Or without flat sides and just as decoration on the wall

You could make several and use them as organization containers on a shelf somewhere.

You could used one as a candle holder.

Have another idea? Let me know and I will try to add it here along with credit to you!
<p>Spray it with a clear acrylic coat or something so the label stays nice!</p>
<p>Thought I'd share my first attempt :) Went better and easier then expected, although the vinyl had flopped a lot quicker then expected. I also didn't have to crimp or shape the bowl as it flopped perfectlay on the metal bowl I used. </p>
I'm about to start this project having just bought 50 records for R50 about 5 dollars. My tip would be to go to local junk stores and ask for warped records as they no longer play. People almost give them away the guy at the store wanted me to take a thousand records.
<p>1. You can get a cheap toaster oven and plug it in outside if you think you'll make these often. I like melting plastic pony beads in a heart-shaped pan for suncatchers. </p><p>2. You could cover the hole in the bottom of the bowl and then seal it a few times with a food-safe sealant if you want to use it for something like a chip bowl. </p>
<p>After reading the comments about the fumes, would u be able to make it in a bbq cause it is outside?</p>
<p>Super easy, and almost addicting to make. </p>
<p>FUN! </p>
Try turning on the oven hood fan and opening a window to deal with the fumes. That really does help clear the air out of the room. An exhaust fan in my kitchen window and the hood fan on in my kitchen clear the air beautifully. And quickly.
Yes the chemicals in the vinyl can hurt you IF YOU DO THIS TOO OFTEN. It wont hurt you if you only do this a few times. Don't leave the vinyl in the oven too long either because it can ruin it too if you do this too often. I wouldn't put any warm foods in it. Maybe candy with wrappers. :)
Ya, basically just don't make a ton of these all the time, and do it in a well ventilated area and you will be fine (: And I use mine as a catchall (by the door for keys and any other little things that need a place so I don't lose them) or with wrapped candy or even if you put a napkin or plastic wrap between whatever you want in the bowl and the bowl (:
Love this!!! I am looking for some &quot;last minute&quot; family gifts and these would be AWESOME!!! Thanx for the instructable.
I am glad that you thought this would be a good gift for your family! I hope it worked out for you!
I was about to make one of these, and then I read about all the toxins that are released from heating the vinyl. =(
there might be toxins...but nothing too bad...i and all my family members are fine...and we made like 3 or 4 of these...
You could use it as a fruit bowl on your dinner table!
Yes, you could (: there are all sorts of things to use it for!

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