This is a really fun, super easy craft. If you've never worked with vinyl records before, do not be alarmed! I say there are 6 different ways, simply because you can melt, and stack the records in various ways, to make them unique and fit how you would like them to be used. You can even melt them back, to an extent, to change it up for different parties!
Total cost: $5.45
What you need:
1. You need two vinyl records (found in the attic, friends, thrift stores)
2. Tiered Cake Plate Hardware. I got mine on etsy here, but you can get them on ebay, and through suppliers if you need alot, for a wedding for example! ($5.45 with shipping) You can even get one, to three tiers!
3. An oven is option- but helpful if you want them not to be flat
The hardware is simple, you will just stack your records like so:
Now for the fun part- melting record. I'll show you a few ways to stack your records! If you want them melted, turn on your over to about 220 Degrees F. Once preheated, leave it in for just a couple of minutes, you'll start to see the edges warp on most records. Grab it with a towel, and mold it into the shape you would like!
If you want a bowl shape, a bowl helps to make that! Just press it inside, let it cool, pull it out and you can keep working with it!
As you can see, these are the same two records over and over! You can remelt them easily. However, they will often not go completely flat again! You can also use a smaller record for the top- but its just not something I had around at the time!
Don't want it tiered? You can take off the bottom, and just have a fun little party bowl! Great for chips!
Don't have an oven? You can get the wavy look with a blow dryer! the bowl is harder to do, but the wavy one isn't bad at all!