I’ve been wanting to make a record album bowl for years, but didn’t want the “wavy” look. This is the chica version! I added a few twists – first, I used colored pencils to brighten it up. A teacher recently gave me that tip!! Next, I didn’t want to stink up my oven or use hot water. So I opted for my heat gun (a concentrated blow dryer used in crafting). Aw, man, it made all the difference. I was able to work on one area at a time and manipulate the vinyl exactly how I wanted it.
This bowl has two layers, here is how I did it!
2 unwanted record albums
embossing gun or heat tool
dollar store scissors
Directions: Color the album in different shades. It only works when you color against the groove, not with it. I colored in sections. Next, using the embossing gun, heat up one of the sections, exactly where you want to cut it. you’ll need to make 36 cuts all the way around. Make sure to cut all the way to the paper.
First you want to make the “inner” bowl. Hold the heat gun at the base of one of the sections until it is soft and then fold up the piece. It won’t be hot to your fingers because you will hold it by the top edge. Hold it up as straight as you can until it cools and hardens. Repeat all the way around the bowl. Once you have all the inner pieces done, do the same for the outer pieces.
The curlies: Heat the second album in a section and cut skinny, triangular strips. Heat up the strips, one at a time and use the pencil at the top of the strip to make a curly. Hot glue the curlies to the outer bowl.
If your bowl looks at all mishapen, simply heat that area and straighten it!
Peace, love, and glitter!