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« on: December 29, 2006 10:59:00 AM »

I have been wanting to make a bowl out of a record for awhile. I thought about just buying some but they run anywhere from 30 - 150 bucks. So I decided to make my own.

How I made a record bowl
Step 1: Make sure the record you are using isn't worth alot.

Step 2: Heat the oven to 200 - 250 *

Step 3: Place a stainless steel bowl on a cookie sheet face down. Then Place the record on top of the bowl.

Step 4: Place in the oven. Let melt for 5 - 10 minutes. I let mine melt for about 4 minutes then I took a larger stainless steel bowl and placed over the record. It helped to acheive the shape I wanted

Step 5: let bake a few more minutes (3-5)

Step 6: Take out of oven, remove bowl over record, and let cool for 5-10 minutes or until cool.

Step 7: Enjoy:)

Here's some pics of the one I made today..
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Hope this helped:) If ya have any questions holla:)
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2006 11:21:04 AM »

Thanks for the tut Smiley!

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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2007 10:48:38 AM »

thanks for the tute!

I still sell my clay crafts...email me if you are interested in ordering something. kishcrafts@gmail.com
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2007 08:58:00 AM »


Thanks for the instructions.

I actually do have a question.  I've been seeing these all over craftster since I joined and I can think of some people that would really like these as gifts, but I am wondering what you can use them for... is there anything in them that would make them bad to eat out of?  For example, could you use them as popcorn bowls while watching a movie or is there some kind of chemical in a record that would make this not a great idea.


« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2007 06:22:25 PM »

I never thougt it would be that simple!  Shocked
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2007 01:57:28 PM »

You can spray a sealer on them. I use mine to eat popcorn out of.  I just make sure I wipe them off with a cloth to remove the dust and who knows what off of them.  I also have them in my room on my dresser to hold my keys. I'm currently working on making a lamp shade cover for one of my lamps.  You can find all kinds of things to do with them..One of my friends made a vase with his record..(I don't think it holds water yet though he's still experimenting..) He also made a candy dish for my mom to put on her desk in her classroom. 
I made a couple of different bowls and hung them on my wall they look really cool.   Grin

« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2007 12:35:30 AM »

I make these compulsively.  One way that was easier for me, I just heat the oven to 100-150 degrees, and heat it for a minute or two, then I take it out, and push it into a steel bowl.  This way I can shape it, and it's not too hot to handle.

About the HOLE!  After the bowl cools I put a small amount of tape on the bottom of the bowl covering the whole.  Then I pour in and epoxy resin, the kind I buy is at Michaels, and Roberts.  It's EnviroTex Lite, Pour-On.  This will also protect the label so it is waterproof.  My best friend uses his as popcorn bowls, my boyfriend said it is his favorite cereal bowl, and I use them as candy dishes.

Feel free to ask any questions!

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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2007 01:01:34 PM »

What kind of sealer do you use? Thanks! Smiley
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