100 thoughts on “How to Turn a Used Vinyl Record into a Bowl

  1. That 200 degree rule scares me too much to even try this. I don't trust my oven, but this looks pretty damn cool :p

  2. @CollectorOfMusic

    I have around 2-3,000 antique player piano rolls, and every time I see someone online making paper crafts out of them it's a bit sad. Know what you mean.

  3. GUYS! You can pick up old, warped, scratched, and generally abused vinyl records at a flea market or thrift store and do this. The idea isn't to destroy an awesome record…

  4. no no no no no no no no no never ever do this. Vinyl is a beautiful thing and should be handle with care!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NEVER DO THIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EVER give them to someone who will love and care for them. give them to a charity shop anything but this. thank you for reading this 🙂

  5. Oh crap! I just used the 4th ever copy made of the Beatles White Album to do this! I guess I should have watched the entire video first 🙁

  6. you should know that heating vinyl releases dioxins (even at a low temp, if it's hot enough to melt it its hot enough to release toxins) , which cause cancer and other serious health issues. The dioxins will be baked into your oven and can leech into food next time you cook with it. please avoid melting vinyl, or at least use a oven you don't cook food in.

  7. @LizzytheRhetoric Unless its porcelain or glass or any other material that can fall off your counter and break into shards that land in your salad you made for later and then you accidentally eat it because its flavorless and blends in with your lovely salad. Then you've basically got glass floating around in your organs.

  8. @PaNdAbEaR618100 We make a white vinyl pellet compound that is formed into LPs by the folks at Rainbo Records – Rimtec 4752-4 White vinyl. It is tin-stabilized and doesn't use lead as a head stabilizer. I still would only eat wrapped candy or other wrapped items put into a formed bowl made from it. I hope this helps answer your question!

  9. @tonylionzo
    It's wrapped candy. They just said "Fill it with WRAPPED candy, or fruit you PEEL." It looks cool…but I wouldn't do it either.

  10. @mi6thebeatles why? since the beatles used to be so popular there were millions of thier albums made, and making them almost worthless unless its some sort banned art work like the butcher cover or a limited early pressing.

  11. @Kath666 I understand the sentiment, but think of all the records that are too scratched up to play… this keeps them around for sentimental reasons, and makes a cool conversation piece!

  12. I did about 4 of these last night. The vinyls were either scratched or just plain shitty that every goodwill in the world has. Does this mean I'm going to die with the fumes? Will my oven have fumes inside of it?? Please help me!!

  13. A long playing fruit bowl eh?……….like the Ford Model T, any colour you like as long as it's…well, black.

  14. everyone's comments about ruining music is legit if you're using a decent album for this but i have made some of these bowls in the past and you just go to Value Village or Salvation Army and buy a crap record to use for it! Something like a Christmas album or someone you've never heard of that's on sale, etc.

  15. I know somebody who owns a copy of The Beetles' White Album signed by John Lennon. The number on it is really high though so unfortunately its not worth £29,000.

    I know this comment is kind of irrelevant but I just thought I'd mention it.

  16. I have already done the simple baking oven way but I wonder how to get the vinyl plain (!) and waveless (!) as shown in the picture here: lockengeloet. com/plattenteller-p-51.html
    ANY IDEA would be much much appreciated!!

  17. In 2009, I followed the steps and researched to see if the album was rare, and it wasn't rare, but now 5 years later, the album is rare!  Thanks Howcast, I just lost out on a $5 million dollar deal for a rare vinyl album, but at least I have a nifty bowl with a hole in it.

  18. I made some of these years ago. Good to know the temperature restriction since I can't recall what I set it at back then. I like using the very old, thick vinyl records. Mostly scratched up ones from my massive collection of classical music. Thanks!

  19. Cool instructional video. Tried it out today after sadly receiving a record with a broken "corner". I'll get a new intact one but still better to use it as a bowl than to throw away a record, which would hurt me a lot.

  20. "Hey son have you seen my copy of dark side of the moon anywhere? I can't find it anywhere, hey by the way . What's cooking ? "

  21. for all you ppl out there who think it's a waste of a vinyl, lots of vinyls get destroyed, beyond use, so these people just did two great things 1) recycle, which is great for out earth, and more ppl should recycle, and 2) made a cool bowl, AND saved them from being thrown away. I hope a brought a better light on the situation!

  22. 1:25 Whats the point of destroying a record, even a damaged one, and turning into an ugly bowl, if it isn't even gonna be a fully functional bowl.

  23. Hi guys I just made a bunch with my kids then read up on how they are pretty much the most toxic plastic on the planet when heated!!! We have been scrubbing our oven and everything used but still concerned. Please read up before melting.

    ‘Heating vinyl records, as with making record bowls and cuffs, releases phthalates and dioxin, which are known carcinogens. Heating polyvinyl chloride releases gas which can leave a permanent residue on the interior of ovens this is done in. This should not be done in any oven used for food preparation. (And probably not at all.) How many people are making things in this method who own their own separate oven for toxic crafts? How many are in rental units where you’re leaving carcinogenic coatings in the oven where the next tenants prepare their food? Or where you prepare your family’s food?

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