Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Got an old Vinyl Record kicking around the house that you no longer listen to? Don’t waste it, recycle it into a trendy, super cool bowl. Serving bowls are crucial item is most households. Whether your serving your own children or guests, this vinyl record bowl would be a perfect, eco-friendly, yet chic bowl to eat from. Also, this would make an awesome gift for the music lovers. They are so funky, yet incredibly simple to create.

Here’s how you do it…

You will need:

  • A Vinyl Record
  • A heat proof metal bowl
  • Oven mitts
  • Baking Sheet
  • Oven

How to:

  1. Preheat the oven to around 200-250 degrees (low low temp).
  2. Place the metal bowl upside down in the oven.
  3. Gently place the vinyl record on top of the bowl - be sure that the record is centered on the metal bowl. Set the timer for about 5 minutes.
  4. After 5 minutes, check on the record (it may need another minute or two). When the record starts drooping down, put your oven mitts on and remove the metal bowl and record. Immediately place the diminished record into the metal bowl. With only about a minute to do so, use your hands to shape the softened record to the form of the bowl.
  5. Have the album air off for a few minutes. Once the record cools, remove it from the metal bowl, and there you have it! Your very own Vinyl Record Bowl. Isn’t it just awesome?

My vinyl record bowl sits right on my coffee table. This always reminds me of our need as a whole not to just very carelessly consume and toss the un-worthy, we can make use of these items in a fun, yet easy way!

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