Sunday, August 29, 2010

I LOVE ROCK AND BOWL

so...i had some old records hanging around my craft area...and needed something to do with 'em...still not exactly sure how i ended up with a whole set of reader's digest swing ones...lol...anywho...i saw a vid on youtube on how to make a bowl out of an old record...but when i tried it...didn't like the finished results!...with a little trial and error...and a whole lotta air guitar....i ended up finding a way to make some rad bowls...even if they are made out of swing records!...lol...

 
 
of course...i wanted to share...so here's a tutorial that i did up!...you're going to need one album...i hit up my goodwill and found some much cooler titles...and best part...only a buck a piece!...

 
two glass bowls that nest...got these babies at walmart...

 
the smaller one is 6" inches at the top...and 3" inches at the bottom...the larger one is 8" inches at the top...and 4" inches at the bottom...

 
place the smaller bowl on a cookie sheet...rest the record on top of it...try to center as much as possible...

 
preheat the oven to 200 degrees...don't go any higher than that!...over 200 will start to release the toxins!...we don't want that to happen!...or at least i didn't...on another note...you do not have to do this at 1:48...anytime is good...lol...

 
when it's up to temp...plop it in the oven...i always double check to make sure the record's still centered on the bowl...

 
after a couple of minutes...it'll start to droop....some of the thicker records take a little longer...but the thin ones...they melt right up!...

 
at this point...take it out of the oven...be careful!...it's hot!...although you probably already knew that...anywho...plop the larger glass bowl over the smaller one...sandwiching the record in between...this creates all those great ruffles...you gotta move fast...the record cools off pretty quick...

 
then flip the bowls over...this way...you can press down the smaller bowl a little better...to get tighter ruffles...now just let it cool...

*if you didn't move quick enough on the the last couple of steps...you can always pop it back in the oven...and let it remelt...then take it out and try to again!...

 
now you got one rocking bowl to fill up with goodies!...

 
but don't throw away the packaging!...how cool would it be when you're gifting this bad boy...to have made the tag with the lyrics?...i used my cricut to cut out this one!...

 

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50 comments:

Jean said...

This is so cool! I am going to have to give this a try.

LambAround said...

This is such a cool idea! We will have to go to the flea market next weekend for some records. Ooh, I bet these would make a wonderful party favor :)

Christy said...

This is just too fabulous! I can't wait to try it out!

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!! cool idea! I have a ton of records laying around. Thanks

ScrappyJess said...

Very cool! I want to try this right now!

Sandy Ang said...

What an absolutely amazing tutorial ! I don't have any records but if I did, I'd try it right away !

Melissa said...

Our oldest made these a few years back in art class at school! Super cute!

Stephanie said...

I love the ruffle look! I have seen these bowls before but never ever with the ruffle. Thanks for the tutorial!

MeganLynn said...

So cool thanks for the instructions cant wait to try this out!

kim.mom said...

AMAZING idea!!! Love it!

Kristina said...

Very cool! Love your tutorials.
Hugs

FawnKreations said...

That is very cool! I love the look of them! They turned out great!!

Melissa said...

Very fun! I have some old records lying around here somewhere...now where are they?
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Nubian Crafter said...

OMG... this is so cute and creative!!!

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Wow! you are the creative "Queen"
Love it!
Leticia

Jenglamgirl said...

Very cool, and so creative. Great tutorial too. Jen

Chic Creations said...

We use to do these when I was a little girl. .! Way way back in the '50's and '60's. Amazing how things come back in. Thanks for sharing.

Terrell said...

This is SUCH a great find!!! Love it! I'm happy to be your newest follower of your delightful blog and would love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! I would also like to invite you to link up to my party every Friday @ Fabulous Friday Finds! Hope to see you there!!
Hugs,
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The6ofusinca said...

Ding dang your one bada** chick! I was thinking about trying this since I just came across tonnnnnns of albums at a garage sale. The part I was dreading was a lame tutorial, and than BAM! You ROCKED IT OUT FOR US!!!! I love love love your tutorials! Thank you for all ya do!
xoxox
Jen

Sourkraut said...

So clever and cute! Thanks for the tutorial too. Spotted your link at the Hoo's Got Talent link party.

Suesan said...

I remember my mom doing this when I was a little girl, back in the '70s. Thanks for bringing it back.

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Lisa said...

These are fantastic! I am going to use them for Halloween decorations! On my way to the thrift store! I am stopping by from Hoo's Got Talent.
Thanks for sharing!

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Amber said...

Way cool I'm going to be looking out for some records.

Van said...

Smart craft, the result is stunning. I've seen these before and now I must make some from those .49 cent so-scratched-they-won't-play thrift store records!

Kristy@MyPretties said...

Wonderful tutorial. I'm featuring this on my blog on Monday. Be sure to stop by and grab a button!

Kristy
www.illgetyoumypretties.blogspot.com

pogonip said...

What an awesome idea, and a great tutorial for us. I HAVE to try these 'cause I just might have an entire vinyl collection somewhere in my garage...

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

I have seriously wanted to try this for years. Way to go! They look great!

JHill said...

Those would make really cool gifts! Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

Randi said...

This is so great. It would make cute gift packaging, or great snack bowls at a party!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

I love the pretty ruffled edges, what a fun way to use old records! I bet they are a real conversation starter and it's a nice touch to use the record sleeve too! You don't let a thing go to waste. Thanks so much for joining us at A Crafty Soiree!

Cheryl said...

How totally cool. You are so amazing and talented. I'm so impressed by the way you come up with these incredible projects. You are also a sweetheart for sharing your great creations and giving us wonderful tutorials so we can try the same project. Though mine never come out as great as yours.

Sassy Sites! said...

Thanks for joining our blog party over at Sassy Sites! I always love to see the fun blogs and cute stuff that everyone is working on! Come back next Friday... xoxo

I love this record bowl idea!!

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That is so cool!
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Jean @ Quilted Cupcake said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. I've also wanted to try this, but hadn't found the courage. Your method looks seriously do-able.

Bettsi said...

Wow, that is seriously cool! What a great gift idea!

Janet - Birdland Treasures said...

When looking for records, remember that sometimes the small "singles" (45's) were brightly colored - especially children's records. Would make cute/fun kids' party accessories. Also fun for a rec room with a 50's, malt shop, or disco theme! Very, very cool idea!

Leidi Bird said...

really cool idea! i dont have any old records laying around so i'm gonna have to take a trip to pick some up but I cant wait to try this! I have a few friends who would love these! Great Job!

Cathy said...

I love it! What a great idea! I'm a new follower from the blog hops. Nice to meet you!

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

Love love LOVE it! I can't WAIT to find some vinyl records and make some! I wish my mom kept our old records. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's. I'll be featuring this tomorrow!

Paige said...

Wowee! Thank you for sharing. These will make some super cool Christmas gifts! :-)

Iris Mishly said...

Thanks! is it 200 Celsius? of Fahrenheit?

greenbean said...

that would be fahrenheit...

LyndaKay said...

VERY clever!!

scrapper Karen said...

I just tried this and I have to thank you!!! The bowls are so stinkin' cute!!! You made it so easy to try and I will not share the secret of how easy this is to do! All my nieces and nephews are getting these for Christmas now! Thanks for sharing!

Autumn Secor said...

So i cant believe no one commented on the "hole" issue. . . Obviously not water tight. . . And the paper labels i would imagine may fall off or wear off, esp with washing. . . Any advise on solving these to small problems. Thanks. . . I am thinking christmas gifts already

greenbean said...

@Autumn. These bowls are not meant for any kind of liquid. Not really even for loose food to touch it. More for things like wrapped candy, etc. Hope that helps!

Colton Webb said...

I just tried it today... it works really great.. fast.. easy.. fun, they will make great gifts!!

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