DIY Vinyl Record Art

Check out these 15 inspiration pictures for creating your very own DIY vinyl record art!

1. Molded vinyl record bowl

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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

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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

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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

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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)

5. Record wine rack

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If you have the tools and expertise to cut large holes in a series of LPs, then you’re well on your way to having a uniquely vintage wine rack! You must be very precise, though, because the win bottles won’t go through if all the holes don’t line up just right. (Source: How to Recycle)

6. Center LP coasters

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Remember those large circles you just cut out of the records to make that wine rack? Repurpose those even further by using them as drink coasters! Alternatively, cut out the very middle of the record so that the sticker of each artist or musical production is visible. Guests will find your new coasters rather novelty to read. (Source: Makezine)

7. Vinyl notebook

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Rather than cutting just one edge straight, like you would for the purse, try cutting them all until you have a notebook-sized rectangle. Add a few small holes down one side, loop it to the front of your journal, and voila! A notebook cover that is both new and vintage at once. (Source: ST33)

8. Wall art

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Who said record art has to be complicated? LPs are already so unique and decorative that they make great art just as they are! Try collecting records from your favourite vintage artists and creating a wall display. {found on Crafting a Greener World}.

9. Magazine holder

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Remember the heating and bending technique from the bowl project? Use that method once more to bend scratched records in half like little baskets, then attach them together and use them as little baskets! They’re perfect for holding mail or magazines. (Source: Clicamila)

10. Junk holder

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If you find you’re not using your LP purse enough, remove the straps and zipper and repurpose it a final time into this awesome holder for odds and ends. It’ll prove especially useful by your house phone or the front door. (Source: Second Street)

11. LP record side table

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Besides the record and your tool kit, all you’ll need to make this table is the stand to an old planter! The record is already flat like a tabletop and you’ll love looking down and seeing reminders of music past every time you use it. (Source: The Flourishing Abode)

12. Shelf organizers

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This project might be the easiest DIY on the list! Grab some alphabet stickers, stick them on the edges of old LPs, and slide them into your book shelf to help keep your titles alphabetized. It’s practical and it looks totally awesome!

13. Wine rack

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We’re back to the heating and molding technique once more! This time, fold the heated LPs until the two edges across from each other meet. They’ll be the perfect length and width for a bottle of wine to slide into!

14. Book ends

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Rather than cutting the record to get flat edge this time, you’ll use your folding and heating technique and fold very carefully so that a completely flat bottom is created. Do this with two records and the slide the folded pieces underneath your books at each end.

15. Earring rack

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Drilling small holes into a record is all you need to do for this design besides looping a ribbon at the top so the rack can be hung up! Hook your dangling earrings through each hole so they can stay on display and be worn more.


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