Contributed by: Denise of Thrifty by Design and Salvation Army Thrift Store Creative Expert
Vinyl records are a timeless treasure that make great additions to any music collection. But #didyouknow they can also become stylish, unique bowls to add a vintage flair to your home decor? It’s a win/win! The best part is — they’re easy to score at your local Salvation Army Thrift Store. I fell in love with a few vinyl records during my recent thrift trip and decided to give them a transformation. Here’s everything you’ll need for this un-bowl-ieveable DIY:
Oven safe bowl
< STEP 1: Find records that catch your eye
Visit your local Salvation Army Thrift Store and browse through their vinyl record selection. For this DIY, you’ll want a record that has a fun label… Consider an old favourite from your childhood.
STEP 2: Preheat oven and place record inside with strainer on cookie sheet >
Preheat your oven to 200°. For baking your record, you’ll want a cookie sheet and an oven-safe bowl. I used a thrifted strainer and placed it upside down.
Once your oven is at 200°, place the cookie sheet with the strainer on top in the oven. Now place the vinyl on top of the strainer.
Note: Place your chosen side for the record upside down if there is a specific side that you want to be seen. This will be the bottom inside of your bowl.
< STEP 3: Let it bake
Bake the record 6 to 8 minutes.
STEP 4: Take out of oven, shape, and allow to cool >
Take the cookie sheet out of your oven using oven mitts. Place on the top of your stove then shape your baked vinyl into a bowl. Allow to cool.
Note: Depending on your desired width of the DIY record bowl opening, you can leave the record to cool on top of the strainer or place in another bowl.
And that’s it! Feel free to turn the remaining record cover into wall art. You can frame it, place it on a floating shelf or simply use mounting squares to hang it; the possibilities are endless. Happy DIYing!