Gallery: DIY: Make your own bowl out of an old LP record

2 different kinds of LP bowls.

Did you know that you can transform your old LP records into bowls? All you need is a record and an oven, and you can whip together a stylish, music-themed bowl that can hold everything from desk supplies to snacks. Just make sure to use an old Billy Joel LP rather than the Beatle’s Butcher Cover album. Read on past the jump for detailed DIY instructions:

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  1. Collectors’ Quest... March 12, 2008 at 10:17 am

    […] one, you can make kitschy bowls. Following some simple instructions, one can pop an unwanted LP into the oven for a few moments and […]

  2. Eleanor Rigby November 25, 2005 at 3:26 am

    This is not a good idea to use for very many things. It’s even noted in another post—toxic material—these discs will emit hydrochloric acid, moreso if you expose it to ANY light or heat it up when you melt it. Do you really want to eat or store anything in this?

  3. Aly November 22, 2005 at 9:06 pm

    This is so fun I love it, but how does one make a stepped bowl?

  4. sylvia July 28, 2005 at 6:24 pm

    fun reuse of a toxic material that would otherwise end up incinerated (making its way all the way to the poles), or in our groundwater under landfills…

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