If your family’s old record collection is still in mint condition, then you might not want to turn them into art projects just yet! If, however, you’ve found a box of scratched and damaged records at a garage sale that can’t be salvaged, why not find another way to preserve them for everyone to appreciate?
Check out these 15 inspiration pictures for creating your very own DIY vinyl record art!
1. Molded vinyl record bowl
Vinyl melts and bends under high temperatures, allowing it to be molded into these amazingly decorative vintage bowls! They make great centre pieces for weddings or even just fruit bowls for your kitchen. (Source: Offbeat Bride)
2. LP clock
Clock motors and mechanisms aren’t expensive or hard to find, but they’re practically the perfect way to repurpose a scratched LP. After all, they already have a hole through the centre for the hands and the motor to connect through!(Source: Apartment Therapy)
3. Record cupcake stand
No matter what kind of treat you decide to stack on it, this dessert stand made of LPs is just as decorative as it is functional. It’s the perfect touch to a 1950s throwback party or a formal musical event! (Source: Shelterness)
4. LP record purse
As long as you’re very careful not to hurt yourself, records can be cut so that they have one flat edge rather than a curved one all the way around. They can also be pierced by heavy duty sewing needles, like the kind one might use for sewing thick layers of denim or leather. Combine those techniques to transform two records into a purse!(Source:Vintage Tagbuch)