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« Reply #40 on: January 07, 2004 06:10:25 AM »

Has anyone ever tried adding a handle? I bet it would be a cool looking basket. Either way, this is great timing on me reading this.

I have! I was actually aiming to make hanging baskets with them, but I need clasps for my ball chain...

I used a leather punch when the vinyl was warm from the oven. Kind of pita, but a cinch once I got the pressure down.
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« Reply #41 on: January 09, 2004 07:32:48 AM »

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I used sophia's method. It worked great! The heat transfers itself quickly to make the whole record soft and flimsy. I used a small pot to push is down on. I think the oven method would take longer...maybe.

I'm really pleased the boiling water method worked Mysticalself! I have a few limited edition records that are blue, pink, neon yellow and transparent with pink glitter in that would look great as bowls, but I am reluctant to use them! I'm sure coloured vinyl would look great though, and perhaps could be found cheaply on EBay etc.!
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« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2004 02:16:35 PM »

here's the hanging baskets!

I used safety pins to bracket the string:



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« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2004 03:57:09 PM »

I did use a hole punch-

I happen to like safety pins  Grin
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« Reply #44 on: January 14, 2004 04:28:41 PM »

hmmm, maybe I can just use it as a hanging basket.

Since I am not trying to sell them I am not worried about their possible reincarnation as a "kitty hammock".
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« Reply #45 on: January 14, 2004 04:56:57 PM »

Wow, the hanging basket idea is very creative.  Just what i was looking for.  I sort of have a set of these bowls around.  I could stop at just one bowl so now i have several bowls for fruits and veggies, some with plants in them (eventually will be upgraded to hanging basket) and I used the small records for candle holders.  Came out ok. Have pictures but i'm not sure how to post them.   , .  That probably didn't work did it?
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« Reply #46 on: January 14, 2004 05:12:27 PM »

hmmm, rangerbeth- it doesn't seem like you have acomplete URL for the pics, but you have the right idea Smiley

Putting plants in these would rock.
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« Reply #47 on: January 14, 2004 08:32:12 PM »

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« Reply #48 on: January 20, 2004 03:16:51 PM »

 Tongue  I just thought of the coolest/easiest way to make record bowls into hanging bowls.  I made marks on the record to be sure that it would hang evenly.  Then I used a lighter for a few seconds to soften the vinyl and stabbed it with a knitting needle to make a hole.  Next, I heated up the hole I just made for only a second with the lighter, and shoved an end of a mardi gras bead necklace thru the hole.  When the vinyl cools, the bead can't slip thru, if the holes aren't too big that is.  It took about 5 minutes to do the whole thing.  Not counting melting the record, I already did that!  Hope it turns out just as good for you as it did for me Kiss  
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« Reply #49 on: January 23, 2004 09:44:05 AM »


I just sealed the label of my record bowls with clear glitter nailpolish and plugged the hole with some silicone caulk.  Now it is a more useful bowl...
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