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francie pants
« on: April 11, 2006 01:22:11 PM »

bored with too many record bowls lying around the house... i started poking holes in them and here's what i came up with...
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid204/pf55d45b8df82f1c3eb1c7a9aaf1af271/ef7b4e18.jpg

here i epoxied some little pots filled with chives in em.  works well cuz the drain holes line up perfect.  i just water the top one and it then drains into the other
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid204/p023c31814c75c9a80210f06f5263b52c/ef7b4c74.jpg

and this one i made for a swap. i threaded buttons with wire onto the jute.
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid203/p1484300863a39f4dbd5ff907e645b03b/ef94531f.jpg

thinkin i might take one and see if the record shop owner would wanna sell em in his shop....
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honorhappy
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2006 02:50:09 AM »

Great ideas!  I am always making record bowls, and I've wanted to get a birdfeeder.  I may also use the planter idea when I get more plants.
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2006 08:27:54 AM »

Hey that is so darn cool! I've been wanting to try making record pots for a while, but am held back by common sense saying 'what the heck would you DO with them? You have no room in your teeny tiny house for any more 'projects'!" I hate common sense  Cheesy

I LOVE the hanging planters, so excuse me now while I run off to the charity shops and raid their LPs - he he
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nyourdrms
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2006 07:49:28 PM »

What a groovy idea. I'll have to go buy some second hand albums. Hubbie would kill me, then divorace me if I did this to his vinal.

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francie pants
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2006 10:56:31 PM »

i lucked out and found a more than generous record store owner.  he's got a ton of overly scratched records... or stuff that will never ever ever be bought.  think" the Twins soundtrack."  so he set aside a big stack for me to just have.  i keep meaning to drop a plant hanger off to thank him.  i did notice that with the outside ones i glued baby plant pots into, they warped more when the sun beat on them and the weight of the pot in the middle slowly pulled the bowl a bit deaper.  but i think that with soil in the whole thing giving even pressure, it won't bend like that.  i have another 2 tiered one with plants in it that is looking awesome.
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2006 08:58:54 PM »

Too Cool! I love your ideas. Thanx for sharing. I just came into a HUGE box of free records and after the purses and clocks, I had no idea what else to make. Now, I do. Thank you for sharing. d Cool
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2006 10:56:22 PM »

love it!  i have a bunch of record bowls I've been wondering what to do with.

plus, my grandfather's birthday is coming up and I've been wanting to do something that has to do with birds.  perfect!

i've bookmarked this 'cuz i think it's so cool Smiley

what size wire did you use to hold these? and the string, too?  do you think it'll hold up well with weather or birds picking at it?
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francie pants
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2006 05:44:31 PM »

for most of them, i either used a medium hemp twine or a run of the mill 'jute' twine from the craft store.  i can't remember which wire i used.  it was pretty sturdy stuff but didn't need to be so strong really.  the records are so light and the seeds aren't very heavy... and we know how light most birds are.  the plant hanger ones are just hemp braided or jute and they hold a good amount of weight.  just make sure you put your holes in a spot thats far enough down so it won't snap or break. 
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stockholm syndrome
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2006 07:19:16 AM »

Oh very very cool and thank you...  Shocked I've been wanting to make one of those hanging wire basket thingies for the kitchen with my record bowls, and I've not been sure how to do it. This has totally given me an idea though.  Grin Cool
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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2006 04:48:01 PM »

i bet you could use some semi sturdy gold chain necklaces from the thrift store if you wanted something a little less shabby chic for indoors. 
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