How many times do you find yourself eating food off the kitchen table, while staring in confusion at the bin of dusty, vinyl records sitting in the corner, and thinking to yourself, "I wonder if I could sell all these old LPs
and buy some nice bowls and plates?" Well, think again, pal, because those old records won't fetch more than a quarter at your local pawn shop. But don't give up hope yet! Why not turn your old record collection into your new funky dinnerware collection?! With a little spare time and oven heat, you could be eating salad out of a Bread (the band) bowl in no time!Bend some bowlsThis video
gives a great step-by-step tutorial on how to turn your records into bowls. It's really quite simple: preheat your oven, flip an oven-safe bowl upside down on a cookie sheet, place your vinyl record on top of the upside down bowl, allow it to slowly bend itself over the bowl, pull the record out of the oven, form it inside the bowl, allow it to cool, and voila, you've got yourself a perfectly functioning bowl (with a small hole in the bottom).Ply some plates
If it's plates you're after, try a slightly modified version of this ReadyMade tutorial
. Instead of shaping your LP into a bowl after you pull it out of the oven, just raise the edges enough to form a simple plate. After allowing the record to cool against a flat surface, you'll have yourself a fully-functional plate (with a small hole in the bottom).
With both the bowl and the plate, you'll want to be wary about what you put on or in them. If you stick something really hot on one of your new plates, you'll run the risk of warping it, and overly saucy items might make the label peel off, which could end up being devoured with whatever else you're eating. For the time being, you might want to use these items as strictly decoration pieces.