DIY Vinyl Record Bowls

I am an avid collector of vinyl records, I love listening to the crackles and pops of old records.  But let’s face it, some of my records just aren’t in working condition anymore. So instead of throwing them out, I decided to do something fun with them which could double as a cute gift that you could fill up with goodies for the holiday season!

Vinyl record bowls are super simple to make, and you can mold them anyway you want as many times as you wish!

What You’ll Need:

Vinyl Records
Oven-Safe Bowl
Oven Mits

The Steps:

1. Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees fahrenheit.

2. Place your record on top of your oven safe bowl (if you want a deep bowl place it on top of the oven-safe bowl so that it melts inside it, for a wide bowl place the record on top of the bottom of the oven-safe bowl). Use a cooking tray for easier insertion and removal of your bowl.

3. Place your bowl in the oven and wait for 5-10 minutes.

4. THIS IS IMPORTANT: Please remember to keep an eye on your record! Vinyl records ARE flammable  Do not leave your record unattended in the oven.

5. When you remove your record from the oven you will be able to mold it for a short period of time. Be quick though because they do harden very quickly!

6. Use your Vinyl Record Bowl as a basket and fill it with cute goodies that your special someone will love! Or, just enjoy it for yourself!

If you do not like the shape of your bowl you can re-heat the record and re-shape it!

Use your Vinyl Record Bowl as a holder for office supplies or crafting tools!

Again, please keep an eye on your record while it is in the oven! If you keep it in the oven too long you risk setting your oven on fire!

If you have any questions, feel free to let me know! Happy DIYing!

Special Thanks:

I want to give a special thanks to my other half for taking pictures of the process for me and my good friend from Australia, Nick for the creative idea!

Sam Raimondi

Sam is a full time psychologist and part time content creator from Long Island, New York.



  • Milex


    • Sam

      Haha. Hope that's a good wow! Thanks for checking out my blog!

  • sharpenstyle

    Great idea! I´m definetyvely gonna try it. No more IKEA for bowls anymore!!! 😉

    Check out my blog if you like to

    • Sam

      Haha. Thanks! it's so easy! I'd love to check out your blog! thank you for stopping by mine!

  • Lara Takahashi

    I love them 😀 I wish I had a vinyl that I use (my vinyls are still for listening ;D!)
    Maybe from some garage sale or so 🙂
    x, Lara

    • Sam

      I listen to so many of vinyls too! I only used ones that are no longer working. I couldn't bare to use my working ones!

  • Annie L

    Sam I am obsessed with these…I'm totally going to try and make one for a fun gift for Mackenzie. Hopefully I don't blow up my kitchen in the process.
    I'll keep ya posted

    • Sam

      Hahhaa. I want to see them when they're done! <3

  • SecretFashionLove

    Such a great idea. I have to try it. Thanks for sharing <3



    • Sam

      Thank you so much! I hope you'll keep following! Posted a new project today!

      xo Sam

  • Jo

    These are beautiful!

    Jo x amomentwithjo

    • Sam

      Thanks love! Just posted a new project! Hope you like it!

      xo Sam

  • Anonymous

    are these dishwasher safe?

  • Lyn Prokesh

    Have made these Vinyl Record Bowls in the Australian outdoors, on a 43+ C day, directly in the sun. Can take two hours of midday sun.

  • David

    Pretty cool! And I like that they all end up with a unique shape.

    • Sam

      Thanks! Yeah – pretty cool!

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