Saturday, November 9, 2013

Vinyl Record Bookends

As soon as I saw this post on Instructables, I knew I wanted to try it! Vinyl record bookends? Yes please! And believe it or not, they're super fast and easy to make!

Step 1 - Gather your supplies

*Boiling hot water
*A pan big enough to dip the record into
*Something to help form the right angle of the record in the water - I used an old picture frame

I stopped over at Goodwill and picked up Janis Joplin and Dean Martin for pretty cheap! If you have old records that are scratched and unsalvageable, those would be best.

Step 2 - Boil some water. I just boiled some in a tea kettle and then poured into a glass pan. You'd be surprised by how quickly it starts to "melt". Use a piece of wood to hold down the flat part of the record underneath the hot water.

Step 3 - Allow a couple minutes for it to cool and you're done!

$2.99 for 2 records from Goodwill

It just depends on how much time it takes to boil your water

EASY-PEASY SCALE (1 super easy - 5 very difficult): 2 out of 5
The hardest part, which isn't even that hard, is forming the right angle of the record with the wood in the hot water. It's really not that hard and only takes a minute!