Friday, February 25, 2011

Play it Again!

If you love thriftiness as much I, you will appreciate this effortless craft. This simple record bowl just takes a few moments of your time and a little patience (for the cooling process).

Of course, I was perusing the thrift stores (my weekend routine) when I found myself aimlessly browsing through these awesome record sleeves admiring the artworks on the front and disturbed from the fact no one was using them any longer. So, I purchased 20 or so (for .25, since you really can't find a better bargain).

Have a look at the record labels:



The supplies you will need for this project are items you already have on hand; two glass bowls of different sizes, oven mitts, a cookie sheet, and a drinking glass.

ps.. don't forget the record!



Next, you will want to preheat your oven to 200 like so:


Place your record on the small bowl, which is on top of the drinking glass on the cooking sheet.



I thought it was so neat to watch the record begin to melt. Depending on the amount of "curve-age" you are looking for in your bowl you can let in drop all the way or pull it out of the oven as soon as it begins to melt.



Be careful taking it out, USE your oven mitt of course and place the larger bowl on top of the small bowl to help form the final product!







Once the bowl has cooled just separate the two and viola! A new vintage piece added to your collection (or to someone elses)! Aren't these fun?



Have a great weekend! Be sure to check LTC next week as we approach our one year anniversary!

5 comments:

Louley's Belles February 25, 2011 at 5:46 AM  

I did this for my little girls 2nd b-day party and I was so afraid I didn't get them right. But they looked just like yours. So now I feel better. Love these cute bowls.

Patrice February 25, 2011 at 7:10 AM  

I love these! I need to think of something I could make them for too. SO fun!

Tiffany February 25, 2011 at 2:22 PM  

Very clever and cute, Jessica!

The Girl Creative February 25, 2011 at 5:42 PM  

You girls are so creative! :) What a neat idea. Hope you have a great weekend!!

madison February 27, 2011 at 8:39 PM  

this is so cool and clever! i think i just have to try it!

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