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Topic: What to do with an old 7" record? Make a box!  (Read 3622 times)
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« on: May 21, 2004 06:50:24 PM »

Several people requested that I post this after I posted the Brand New scrap box, so here it is, complete with materials list and tutorial!

my little homage to an artist that was vital in my early teenage years:

David Bowie:


Back story:

A couple of years ago, I received a batch of 4 or 5 David Bowie 7" records that had crossed a friend of mine's path.  She sent them onward to me.

Unfortunately, all of the records had gotten so scratched they were virtually unplayable.  To my sadness, my friend really hadn't known what to look for on a record and had purchased them VERY cheaply (for a reason!)...

I am no great shakes at heating up records and making bowls, so I pursued this route instead.

However, I had a spare box or two lying around that I had picked up at Michael's.  And thus I made this box.


*2 David Bowie 7" records
*Cover Art to DB record
*Mod Podge
*A good knife
*1" foam brush
*Paper mache box, cream color


1.  Clip out the cover art you want to use.  In this case I used the cover of the Let's Dance 7" because it just had such great, classically Bowie type styling.

2.  Using a thick amount of Mod Podge, you can flip the lid over and stick on a 7".  It fit this box perfectly and although I don't have a picture of it, I used the 7" for Let's Dance.  Wait for this to cure.

3.  Flip the lid back over.  Mod Podge the cover art on and apply a coat on over it for sealing factors.

4.  Take your knife and score the bits and pieces you want on BOTH sides very well.  This takes some strength and precision.  Use the hammer to break apart the vinyl.

WARNING:  USE GLOVES!  Vinyl is very hard to break apart and can have many, many sharp edges.  This really isn't an easy task, it is a LOT harder than it looks.

5.  Use Mod Podge to decoupage the vinyl on.


I won't be attempting to do this box again, partially because I have no more 7"'s to destroy and also because it was pretty difficult to break apart the vinyl.

Also, the blue color around the top of the box comes from the fact that I had accidentally dropped some blue paint into my Mod Podge.  Whoops!  Not perfect, but I tried.  :/

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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2004 05:45:52 PM »

Yes, I love this one too! These boxes are really great, and it seems we have the same musical taste!

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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2004 06:49:11 PM »

that looks so neat, but the last thing i need is more boxes laying around...haha
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2004 07:48:18 PM »

crvgrl, thanks!  i love all different types of music, but I think my next project as I stated before is a Misfits/B-Horror movie box, just because the Misfits just SCREAMED horror movies.  Wink

It's going to be more like a trunk, and a nifty little place to store all my craft things.  Now I just have to get the materials and the money together.... Smiley
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2004 08:07:09 AM »

I LOVE the record cover, and I love what you did with it even more. Great job!

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