I remember stumbling upon a box of my parents’ old vinyl records in our basement as a teenager and thinking: A) “My parents used to listen to Pink Floyd?” and B) “I HAVE TO SAVE THESE!” We didn’t own a turntable at the time, so mostly I just gazed at the cool retro cover art. I wish I had known then about all the nifty things you can do with LPs — besides hoard them in a milk crate. Of course, these vinyl record crafts aren’t for your favorites or rare finds, but they’re great for anything scratched, slightly warped or, um, albums you’d otherwise discard. Check out my DIY finds and prepare to rock!
I love butterflies, but my fiancé finds them a little creepy, which I found out only after making him go to the American Museum of Natural History’s Butterfly Conservatory with me. Oops. The real things might wig him out, but I doubt he’d object to these colorful vinyl record butterflies from the Threadsence blog. The teenage me would have filled an entire wall with these beauties.
Vinyl record bowls are a classic. You can definitely buy these, but wouldn’t it be more fun to make your own? Head over to PopSugar for the instructions.
What time is it? Time for you to turn a vinyl record that’s been gathering dust into a shiny new clock! Allison from Dream a Little Bigger shows you how it’s done. Englebert Humperdinck won’t mind, promise.
From the “Why Didn’t I Think of That?!” Files: Vinyl record cake stands for music-themed birthday parties. These examples from CAKE. have upturned martini glasses as bases. These would probably be best for serving cupcakes or treats with paper liners, but if you’d like to use them for round cakes, make sure to use some parchment.
Make a side table in record time (insert audible groan here) with a vinyl record and this tutorial from The Flourishing Abode. All you need is an LP, hot glue gun and — get this — a plant stand as the base! Genius.
Which vinyl record craft spun you right round, baby, right round? And do you have any craft material suggestions for me? Leave them in the comments below!