Recreating with Vinyl Records

OK, so you’ve got a record that is hopelessly scratched and won’t play at all. It is definitely not able to be reclaimed as a record. So now what? The trash??

Creating with Vinyl Records is the Hottest Craft Trend right now!
I know…who would believe it?

Making Formed Objects by Melting…like this record bowl or cuff bracelet

Record Bowl

Record Bowl

Cuff Bracelet

Cuff Bracelet

 …are all over the web.  Basically, the process is to heat the vinyl record in an oven at 150 0r 200 degrees and form it over a glass or oven proof bowl , bottle or other object to give the desired shape.  There are some safety concerns-hot vinyl burns skin (so wear protective oven mitts) and heated vinyl gives off toxic fumes (so pay attention to ventilation, wear a breathing mask and keep pets and children away).    Just google “recycled vinyl record” to find sites that give you complete instructions. 

There are other ways to recycle vinyl records that don’t involve heating it. 

Here are some more examples:

  1. Clocks
  2. Books
  3. Purse/Tote Bags
  4. Silhouettes
  5. Art
Advertisements

Closed 1/15/09

Cabinet Photo Child in Long Coat…Cabinet Photo Girl with Doll…Jim Reeves 45…The Brass Ring 45…Billy Vaughn 45

Link to My eBay Store to view and bid.

antique photograph, cabinet photo, Portland OR, Child, Long Coat Now listed in eBay Store

antique photograph, cabinet photo, Portland OR, Girl, doll Now listed in eBay Store

vinyl record, 45, Jim Reeves Now listed in eBay Store

vinyl record, 45, The Brass Ring Now listed in eBay Store

vinyl record, 45, Billy Vaughn
Now listed in eBay Store

Check out my newest listings on Roses Postcards and on eCrater

.com

Closed 1/14/09

Heart Cookie Cutters…Early Photo Child in Sailor Suit…Early Photo Folder Portrait Man…Bobby Darin 45 Record

Link to My eBay Store to view and bid.

cookie cutter, plastic, hearts,kitchenware Now listed in eBay Store
early photograph, portrait,child in sailor suit Now listed in eBay Store

early photograph, portrait, man, folder Now listed in eBay Store

45 record, vinyl, Bobby Darin, ATCO Records Now listed in eBay Store

Check out my newest listings on Roses Postcards and on eCrater