20100922

the stranger... bowl.

Today, I walked by Armadillo Music and found two of my favorite albums on vinyl for $0.99. I've been wanting to display some album art in my apartment, so I decided to get them for art only, as I already have both on vinyl... without scratches. Somewhere, sometime I saw a bowl made out of a record (thinking Urban Outfitters?). So I decided to give it a try. It was easy... here's how to do it!
With your oven preheated to 225*F or thereabouts, put an oven-safe bowl upside-down on a baking pan. Top it with a vinyl album of your choosing. Place the stack in your oven for 5 minutes.
Here's what comes out! You will be able to touch the vinyl, it's warm but not hot, and mould it as you wish. I made mine a little flatter.
And there you go! Now my keys have a happy friendly home! If you want to make it food safe, there's an extra step involving clear lacquer... you'll have to Google for more instructions.

$0.99 of sweet entertainment!

2 remarks:

Jenn said...

This is so neat! I love stuff like this!!

Megan Stefany said...

Hey! I totally did this last year. I love Record Bowls!