Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Record Bowls

I was trying to find something fun for Christmas present for the kids to make as well as for me to give away with treats inside. So I melted records to make them into bowls. So I typed in melted record bowls and found several blogs with directions on the.

1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.

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

3. Heat for about 5-8 minutes, or until record begins to soften and melt.

4. Wearing oven gloves, quickly remove from the oven. If you have two of the same-shaped bowls, you can press the bowl down on top of the other to bring a better shape to the record.

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.

My rule was if I do not like the look than stick it back in the oven until it takes the shape you like.

I made several different types some using a bowl and other I shaped myself.

PS I found the records at D.I they had thousands of records.

What I would love to make is a record purse. That will be my next project while Grandma Bremner is visiting.

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