Instructables
Picture of Make a Gold Record
Make a hit record and sell over 500,000 copies and you've gone gold. I don't play any music and will never make music that will drive music fans to the stores in droves, but I feel like I've done some cool stuff and why shouldn't I have a record for my own achievements? So screw that, I decided to just make one of my own.

With about $10 you can do it, too. Follow these steps and live the golden life.
 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: Paint it Black and Gold

You can get the supplies you need at any nearby thrift store. Grab any record and a frame big enough to show it off. Don't worry about any of the colors because with cans of black and gold spraypaint it will all look perfect in just a few minutes.

The record is easy enough to paint. Just use lights coats and keep the can moving. Use the same technique on the frame and you'll come out just fine.

The black spraypaint is used to turn the backing board from the frame into a nice backdrop for the record. If you have some black foamcore lying around, then that'll do great, too.

Step 2: Add a spacer to the record

Picture of Add a spacer to the record
Instead of sticking the record directly on to the black background, I decided to float it a bit. This was done by simply gluing some foamcore scraps to the back of the record and then gluing the combined piece to the background.

Step 3: Careful about the placement

Picture of Careful about the placement
Take some time to see where the record should be before letting the glue dry. Move it around a bit, check it with a ruler, all of that.

Step 4: Make a Label

Picture of Make a Label
Every record needs a label, so make one of your own! I decided to make this gold record in honor of one my my favorite Instructables, the Inverted Bookshelf. Since this is your own label, have some fun with it and make it whatever you want. Google "vinyl record label" to see lots of classic labels for inspiration.
Just made one as a gift for Christmas for my girlfriend!!!
fungus amungus (author)  LucDaRocka11 year ago
Nice!
Rush_21122 years ago
Can you still listen to the records? I do love my music!
gotta gonna make one for when i graduate uni!
Arbitror4 years ago
I think a golden saw blade would look awesome!
sawblade.jpg
u spelled awesome rong
he spelled it awesome you spelled it awesome (unless your talking about the record)
you spelled you and wrong wrong
It's quite ironic, isn't it?
I know, I was just being an ironic figure of a hypocrite
bumpus5 years ago
This should be an award on instructables. Like, highest viewed, or highest rated instructable on the site. :D
PKM bumpus4 years ago
Interestingly the top 8 highest viewed Instructables on the site have literally gone gold with over 500,000 views, whilst How to kiss has the accomplishment of being (at time of going to... web) the only platinum Instructable with over a million views.
Arbitror PKM3 years ago
I count 3 platinums now... But I guess it is a year later!
fungus amungus (author)  bumpus5 years ago
That would be cool. The tricky part here is finding the right frame for cheap. I totally lucked out getting this one for $4, but it would be a bit of legwork getting more.
Maybe a patch or image instead of the real thing would be more cost effective.
minhocaloka4 years ago
UUUUU, quite intresting=D i'll posto soon mine work=D tnx for the instructable=D
hi would you still be able to play the record?that way you can show it off and say its "gold"!!
Soupraok4 years ago
How did you cut the label out so perfectly round?
fungus amungus (author)  Soupraok4 years ago
Just an X-acto blade. Might've used a circle as a guide, but can't remember.
Thanks for the instructable,
Here are two I made for my buddy for Christmas.
IMG_2917.JPG
Soupraok4 years ago
This link, http://www.morphius.com/manufacturing/index.cfm?cc=templates has a downloadable template

Sandisk1duo4 years ago
Awesome! this will suffice for almost any occasion
Great idea for all those damned Michael McDonald records I have laying around...
Commemorate making an onion bagel with Butter.
Wow, this is really cool!
Awesome!
Where to find 24k gold spray paint...
woa sooo gonna do this for one of my friend band :D :D :D and i might put on a suit and pop up to to stage and give this to them from "the label" :D :D she's so gonna love this and Really really excellent work dude
That's great! I think I might make one of these for a friend of mine.
thats really neat....
gmjhowe5 years ago
Haha nice! My friends did a similar thing when they sold 100 copies of their home recorded album!
Pro

Get More Out of Instructables

Already have an Account?

close

PDF Downloads
As a Pro member, you will gain access to download any Instructable in the PDF format. You also have the ability to customize your PDF download.

Upgrade to Pro today!