I am so excited to share with you these fun ideas to try when crafting with vinyl records.
Today is all about the best in record crafts and things you can do with old or scratched records.
Did you know records are a mere quarter at our local Goodwill? Record crafts are a fun and frugal craft hobby to try!
This winter to celebrate my birthday and the launch of my book, my amazing friends all pitched in for a record player and my first stack of vinyl for my birthday.
Since then, it has been my little weekly hobby while the kids are in school to head to the stacks of records at my store and spend an hour flipping through records to bring home to listen to over our evening meal.
At a mere quarter, it is easy to get a little carried away with my record collecting, but it has proven to be the perfect thrifty hobby for me.
There is nothing more fun than settling in with some of my favorite albums from my youth and hearing them on record, just like when I was a kid.
Records that are scratched can still get a great deal of love in your home and today I wanted to showcase some fun record craft ideas you could create for your home with these budget-friendly wonders!
Make a Wall Decal
Did you know that you can create, cut, and mold shapes with records to make a wall decal?
I am already imagining all the possibilities with this craft and think it would be a fun way to dress up a craft room wall or a fun addition to a teen/tween bedroom.
Decorate a Corner With Records
Records come in different sizes and I often see the smaller 7″ records available for purchase at our store.
Don’t overlook the overabundance of these tiny little powerhouses of music because they make the perfect size for tackling smaller crafts.
These tiny records are the perfect size for creating a cute hanging fixture to decorate a room.
I can picture this as a fun mobile in a trendy nursery or as a fun addition to a family game room.(Source Unknown)
Create a Side Table
If there is one thing I love, it is easy crafts and you can’t get any easier than grabbing your hot glue gun and attaching a record to a plant stand for a side table.
This little table would be adorable in any room or the perfect gift for the music lover in your life.
Scratched records make the perfect little resting place for your morning coffee and breathe new life into a tired piece of vinyl.
Craft a Cake Stand
You can attach an inverted candlestick holder or martini glass
for an easy stand for these.
These would be adorable at themed parties you are hosting or just a fun way to serve up retro food for an evening with friends.
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for the full scoop on this fun addition to a party.
Make a Clock
Wall clocks can be expensive, but a necessary addition to many rooms in your home.
Simply choose a record with a label that compliments the color of the room and use a few clock hardware
pieces to create your own version for your wall.
Can’t you picture one of these adorable clocks in a dorm or teen/tween bedroom too?
I love it!
Make a Record Bowl
Looking to add a fun fluted bowl to your party table?
Just as was showcased in the wall decal craft that I talked about here, you can also shape and mold records into bowls to adorn your tables at parties.
This easy DIY requires no cutting of records, but simply a heating and shaping of them to create these adorable bowls.
I can picture popcorn, candy, or nuts as fun appetizers for a party.
Don’t forget that you will need a spot to store your new-to-you record collection!
It looks like the cabinets I have been eyeing online, but is made at a fraction of the price.
My collection has grown so much that I had to find a way to store all of my treasured vinyl in my house.
I found a storage ottoman at Target was the absolute perfect size for my collection and brought it home with me to store all of my new (to me) finds.
It makes hunting for a record much easier than sorting through the stacks in my cabinet and it also is fun for my friends to flip through when they want to grab a record they love.
Happy record crafting & hunting, friends!
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