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Did you know that in 1994, the C.H.A. (Craft & Hobby Assoc.) came up with the great time of the year that we know as craft month. It was created to help men, women & children learn about the wonderful world of crafting, or get back into what they once did – as well as ALL of the many benefits of crafting.

Since it’s humble beginnings, craft month has grown immensely, from just a handful of retailers and manufacturers, to now an astounding international celebration of millions of craft enthusiasts all of them “getting their craft on”.

Like they say…Crafting = Creativity!! So read on to see my craft, and let’s get creative!


How To Make a Vinyl Record Bowl
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This was the first “craft” that I ever made when I started my blog years ago. I was new to posting, and didn’t have a lot of experience under my belt of the tags, categories and other great blog terms, so it was very simple and not very detailed. Now that I’ve learned that people want more than just a direction booklet, and the team of the Wayfair Homemaker’s decided to do the “Craft Redux” post this month, I thought it would be fun to revisit this oldie but goody (ha/ha…get the match between that and the record?)!! 🙂

This is really easy to do, and I think the hardest part was going around the mountain and trying to actually find a record! I finally found an old set at the local thrift store and got a great deal. Everything else I had at home. Just a note…BE SURE to have a lot of ventilation!!! I did this in my kitchen where I do not have a stove fan and the fumes from the old record got me kind of ill. I would recommend doing this outside on a low fire grill or somewhere you have A LOT of air flow! Taking pictures of it during the process was part of my problem, so learn from me and don’t get sick!

dividerHow To Make a Vinyl Record Bowl

Materials/Tools Used:

  • Vinyl Record
  • Large Metal or Glass Bowl
  • Oven
  • Oven Mitts
  • & Time!


I started by heading out to find some old vinyl records.  This is definitely not my taste in music, but it’ll do. 🙂


Next, I pre-heated our oven to 200°.  Once again, like I stated above, I would do this outside next time, since it would have been safer if I had a vent hood!


While the oven was pre-heating, I also put in my large metal bowl to start getting warm, as well.  This will save you time, and make the record start to form early.  I put some foil underneath just in case it messed up, and “melted” too much.


I set the record on top (making sure to center it), and let it sit for just a few minutes.  It doesn’t take long, but again..if you’re doing this, leave the door closed and take some fake pictures when it’s not heating up.


When it seems that the record is pliable, use your oven mitt to remove the bowl from the oven.  Be careful not to touch the hot bowl, or record to your skin.  With the oven mitt, pull the record off of the top and insert it on the inside of the bowl to form it.  Let it sit for a few minutes, until everything has cooled down.


Now, you can remove the bowl and put it anywhere you want to use it.


I thought it would be perfect on the living room table to better organize our remotes, and drink coasters.


I hope you like it!  Please take a minute to leave me a comment, and let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc.  Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thank you!!


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All pictures and text are my own and have not been copied in any way.  I, Jamie Tomkins, own and operate Tiger Strypes Blog located at www.TigerStrypes.com. From time to time you’ll hear about my real life experiences or creations with products and/or services from companies and individuals. Let it be known that I have no affiliation with these said companies, and have not received compensation for reviewing or using their service/product. The information that I give regarding the product/service is based off my own personal experience, I do not guarantee that your experience will be the same.




Disclaimer: I, Jamie Tomkins, own and operate TigerStrypes Blog located at www.tigerstrypes.com. From time to time you’ll hear about my real life experiences with products and/or services from companies and individuals. Let it be known that I have an affiliation with these said companies, and have received compensation for posting. The info that I give regarding the craft is based off my own personal experience; I do not guarantee that your experience will be the same.

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Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

My first thought was… A swing record? Rory would die, she love to swing dance! What a cool idea. 🙂 Thanks for co-hosting at the #HomeMattersParty

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8 years ago

You’re right it does look easy! I also checked out your How to Build a Shoe rack post, that is something I want and need! #HomeMattersParty

bee turck
8 years ago

so unique and inventive! I love it even though I’m not sure I could pull off successfully making it. Thanks for sharing! happy to co-host as always! xo, Bee #homemattersparty

Michelle James
8 years ago

I seriously have been wanting to make one of these forever for my son. I’m so glad you shared a tutorial! #HomeMattersParty

Jeanne Grunert
8 years ago

I can’t bear to do this to an old vinyl, but it’s clever nonetheless (I’m really attached to those old 33 rpms!). Thank you for sharing this on the #HomeMattersParty

8 years ago

I have seen this craft in lot of places but never tried as I have fear whether I will get burn while handling the vinyl and also about the fumes.It looks perfect on the coffee table. #HomeMattersParty

8 years ago

This is such an awesome idea!!! I think it would be so fun my kids lounge/play room!!! Thank you for sharing! #HomeMattersParty

Rose Powell
8 years ago

I’ve always wondered how these were made! Pretty neat! Vinyl, gosh I haven’t seen vinyl since I was a like my Buby’s age. How awesome that you got to work with Wayfair too!!!

Rebecca E. Parsons
8 years ago

Jamie, I have loads of old records I could use for this creativity. Thanks for sharing the how,

8 years ago

What a hip and creative craft. My son has started getting into records so he’s think this bowl was pretty cool. Looks like I have a new craft to make with my tween son.