Spin Me ‘Round, Baby!

Making these vinyl record bowls will certainly spin you ‘round.  It’s easy peasy and thrifty to boot.  I purchased a vinyl record at my thrift store for a few cents and came home on a mission to create. 

Here’s the low down:

Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees.

Find an oven safe glass bowl that would make just the right size bowl.  Place the glass bowl upside-down on a cookie sheet.

Center the record on the upside-down bowl and place it all in the oven. 

Set a timer for 8 minutes.  Don’t plan on being away from the oven during this time.  It’s best to sit and keep an eye on things.  The record will begin to droop over the glass bowl. 

After 8 minutes remove the cookie sheet, glass bowl, and record from the oven. 

Here is where you will have to work QUICKLY!  Once the record is removed from the oven it will not take long to cool and therefore shortening the time you have to mold it.

Take the record off the glass bowl and flip the glass bowl right side up.  (The record will be cool enough to touch but the glass will be hot.) 

Take the pliable record and shove down into the glass bowl and create the mold for your bowl.  You will have only seconds to work out your curvy shape. 


Wha-Lah!  A handmade vinyl record bowl!  DO NOT SERVE FOOD in this new bowl creation.  It’s best to use just for decoration.  It would be lovely with a small planter of greenery or flowers to display in your home.  My new bowl is the perfect home for the Prisma Colored Pencils. 


Ventilation should be considered in this project since fumes are involved during the heating process.  I ended up cleaning my oven following this project, just to be safe.

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About Christy

I am a papercrafter who attempts to view life at a tricycle pace. If you are in a hurry don't ask me for directions. I love making art to swap, especially retro art. Creating is fun, but creating for the purpose of sharing is fulfilling.

7 thoughts on “Spin Me ‘Round, Baby!

  1. OH MY GOSH! I just love this idea. It’s funny because my mom recently gave me a couple of old 45s she found at a yard sale and I was wondering what to do with them. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  2. OMGOSH! THis is one of the coolest things ever!!!! I’ll be hitting the thrift stores soon. What a FABULOUS IDEA!
    Thanks for sharing this. LOVE IT!

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