Vinyl Record Bowl

By | April 9, 2010

Got an old vinyl record you no longer listen to? Don’t toss it, up-cycle it into a fun and funky bowl.

vinyl record bowlMaterials You Will Need:

  • Old Vinyl Record
  • Oven Safe Bowl
  • Baking Sheet
  • Oven
  • Hot Mitts

Step 1:
Preheat the oven to about 200-250°

Step 2:
Place the record on top of a oven safe bowl that is on a baking sheet as shown in the picture below.


Step 3:
Place it in the oven for 5 – 10 minutes. After a few minutes it should look something like the picture below.


Step 4:
Take it out of the oven and immediately start to mold it to your liking, it will be hot but so be careful.


If you have two of the same shaped bowls you can press the bowl down on top of the other, this method produces the best results in my opinion.


Step 5:
Let it cool for at least 10 minutes.

These crafty bowls work well as fruit bowls, catch-all trays, or containers for potted plants.

A special thanks to The Backseat Kiss for sharing their eco-crafts with us!

6 thoughts on “Vinyl Record Bowl

  1. Tori {Daily Grommet}

    What a great idea to re-use something that so many of us have lying around in boxes. You offer great DIY steps as well- which make this eco-craft seem very do-able.

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  3. Kynthia

    That’s a very pretty idea, although I couldn’t easily do that to any of my vinyl records – unless I find a really damaged one!

    Thanks a lot for sharing 🙂

  4. JB

    This website must be a joke if you think this is “going green” this does WAY more harm than good.

    you should know that heating vinyl releases dioxins, which cause cancer and other serious health issues. The dioxins will be baked into your oven and can leech into food next time you cook with it. please avoid melting vinyl, or at least use a oven you don’t cook food in.

    Please do research next time before melting PVC.

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