Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Creating with Old Records


VaVaVabloom Vase or 
Desk Organizer
Design by Joan Fee

Get organized for the new year or add a colorful touch to your desk with fun record creations!

  • Oven
  • 2 old scratched records
  • Scissors
  • Cookie sheet
  • Glue, waterproof
  • Glass or metal object, approximately 3” in diameter
  • Pot holders 
  • Cotton gloves
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Place one record in oven on cookie sheet. Remove pliable record from oven.
  2. Immediately, cut record in half.
  3. Place one half of record back in oven until pliable.
  4. Form around 3” diameter object and hold until set.
  5. Place other half of record in oven until pliable.  Cut a 7” x ¼” and a ¼” x 1” wide strips. Make loops in end of long pieces. Wrap short piece around center of loops to form bow.   
  6. Cut the center from one record.
  7. If necessary, glue record together where they overlap.  Glue center of record to overlapped piece. Glue on bow. 
  8. For vase, insert glass, fill with water and add flowers!
Check out more fun old record crafting ideas at www.lulu.com for the ebook Cheryl Ball and I created - it's filled with unique and crazy ideas for old records!

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy New Year!

Here's to a healthy year filled with much happiness, creativity and fun!