You know those old records you find at garage sales and thrift stores? Some might have familiar names….and you think to yourself… “Oh yea! I think I’ve heard of this band somewhere” (but in reality, no, you haven’t really). So, you end up buying it for some unknown reason….and find yourself with a small collection. Therefore, it’s time (no pun intended) to make something of all those records! All opinions expressed here are my own and have first appeared on The Petite Adventurer.
- Grab a vinyl record you don’t particularly want (since you are about to warp it)
- Pre-heat your oven to 240 degrees F
- Get a baking tray and a bowl that is either the size of a cereal bowl or a little bigger (I used a Pho bowl!!!) *** Make sure your bowl is ceramic, glass, or bake-safe
- Set the bowl UPSIDE DOWN on the baking tray and center the record on top of it
- Put everything into the oven and watch it slump and melt for about 5 minutes
- During this time, feel free to pinch and mold your record to exactly how you want it– you can keep it in there for a few extra minutes if you want more slumping
- Take it out and let cool for 13 minutes. Yes, 13 minutes. 😀
- After its donezo, you can cut out a cool picture or image (try scrapbooking paper) and paste it over the record label. I used a Japanese postcard in this case.
- Procure a cheap clock. I used a $2 clock from Ikea. The cheaper– the better!
- Take the clock apart– take the battery out first, then carefully remove all the hands by tugging gently… make note of what order the hands are in
- Pry the clock box (clock box?? i don’t know what its called) out of the clips that are probably holding it secure behind the clock.
- Now, all you have to do is re-attach the clock to the record. Use a glue gun to glue the clock box to the back of your record, which should be centered
- Reattach the hands carefully on the front side of the record– put the hands back the right way!
- If your clock hands are black, you can always paint it a different color like I did. I used white acrylic paint to paint over my black clock hands
- Use stickers, labels, and whatever else you want to mark the time! I chose to use my old school dymo labeler and wrote “transform, chirp, post, and cue” as my points. This is some DJ lingo… 🙂
- Pop that battery back in, and you’re in BUSINESS!