Introduction: Vinyl Record Bowl

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This is a fun way to reuse old, scratched records and create your own unique display bowls. If you don't happen to have records already, you can usually find them for under a dollar at your local thrift store. 

Step 1:

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Time : 15-20 minutes

- Vinyl record
- Baking sheet
- Heat safe gloves or oven mitts
- Oven safe bowl, about 4-5 inches for base diameter
- Small bowl or other heat safe item of similar weight 

Step 2:

Move a single oven rack to a low position in the oven and preheat the oven to 200-225°F

Step 3:

Place the bowl upside down on the baking sheet

Step 4:

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Center the record on top of the large bowl, and weight the center with the small bowl

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Place in the oven and heat it for 4-8 minutes

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Keep a close watch and remove when the record drapes over the bowl

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Wearing gloves, pull out the sheet and quickly mold the record into desired shape

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Let it cool for 10-15 minutes

 - If you're careful, you can actually mold it with your hands straight out of the oven. Just use a mitt to handle the bowls and pan.
 - If you mess up, stick it back in the oven and try again. You won't do any damage reheating it. 


Forrizzle (author)2016-04-21

Can't wait to try this!

Flintlock (author)2011-09-30

Oh, wow!

What a simple way to create a unique decoration!

This would be great for my grandfather's music room.

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