Monday, October 15, 2007

"RECYCLE: How to make a Vinyl Record Bowl"

Today is 'Blog Action Day'. The day us Bloggers are supposed to post about something related to the environment. That said, how about I share something I stumbled on over at

Why throw away those old vinyl record albums that are in horrible condition and cannot be sold for even 25 cents at a tag sale? Why not recycle them? Below is the step by step process on how to make a recycled vinyl record bowl.

FYI: I have not tried this, so proceed @ your own risk! - Ace:)

Recycled Record
Supplies Needed

  • old vinyl record album
  • large ovenproof bowl
  • oven
  • oven gloves

  • Record Album Bowl

    1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees.

    2. Place the record on top of a large bowl turned upside down and carefully place in the oven.

    3. Heat for about five minutes, or until record begins to soften and melt. Wearing oven gloves, quickly remove from the oven. Flip the bowl the right way up and press the record into it so that it takes on the bowl shape. You'll find that the sides will curl in a fluted design, similar to the bowl in our picture.

    5. While the record is hot and pliable, you can adjust the shape to your liking. If necessary, reheat for a short time to make adjustments.

    **Check out this cool tutorial video**

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