Daniel Edlen’s LP Canvases

by DIY Maven

Daniel Edlen’s LP Canvases

Artist Daniel Edlen is one of those people who just can’t let go of vinyl. And why should he when he can use those old LPs as canvases? Portraits painted in hues of grey on the musicians’ original records, he frames his art in simple metal LP frames with the accompanying album sleeve behind. His on-line gallery is primarily a tribute to the music of the 60's and to anyone interested in re-purposing.

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CD Garden Sculpture

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CD Garden Sculpture

The CD recycling topic keeps on a’ rolling! Today’s clever installment comes from Sally J. over at The Practical Archivist. She took the above photo of a CD/DVD LP sculpture located in her neighbor’s yard. At the height of summer heat, the LP’s might get a bit melt-y, but I’m thinking that would only give the sculpture a more organic look.

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Another Recycled Vinyl LP Idea: The Snack Tray

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Another Recycled Vinyl LP Idea: The Snack Tray

Check out The Green Apple’s recycled LP snack tray. The UK emporium sells them for 20£ a piece, but they are very likely DIY-able. A bit more work than an LP bowl and candelabra, you would need a donut-shaped form. I’d suggest some sort of wood product cut to size. Then just position the LP over the donut and place in a low-temp oven (about 200<), coaxing down the label and the lip to form the rim of the tray as the LP becomes pliable.

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DIY Vinyl LP Coasters

by Chris Gardner
 

 

DIY Vinyl LP Coasters

These are by no means an original idea. I saw them on all sorts of websites when shopping for unique Christmas gifts. However, $20-45 for six or eight coasters seems like a bit much. For the same investment [for the hole saw], you can make these guys by the thousands, and by picking out your own LPs, you can select from the choicest of colors and label designs.

And while you're feeling LP-tastic, check this out!

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New Life for Old LP

by DIY Maven

For a great recycling project, how about turning an old LP into a bowl? If you’ve already hauled your vinyl to the curb, don’t worry. Thrift stores and charity sales almost always have some records they need to get rid of.

New Life for Old LP
What You Need

An old LP or two

An oven-proof bowl (I used stainless steel mixing bowls for this project)

Oven mitts

Oven

 

The Proceedure

1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.

2. Center your LP over the inverted bowl, as shown.

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