Not so long ago, you would have seen lots of melted records formed in to bowls in a post about upcycling vinyl records, but things have moved on and it’s giving us a plethora of fabulous products for the home. Don’t get me wrong, there’s still a place for melting vinyl records like the beautiful wall art butterflies pictured but why not cut and sew too!
Word of warning : working with vinyl can be dangerous, make sure you take the necessary precautions and work in a well ventilated space.
I have not yet tried upcycling vinyl other than sticking a couple of the father in laws original classics in frames on the wall but their are some tutorials around that will make it that little bit easier. So if you fancy making some vinyl bookends, have a look at the record bookends upcycling tutorial from Hip Cycle and there’s a step by step tutorial to turn a record in to a notebook tutorial on Impatiently Crafty. If you want to give that butterfly wall art a go, have a look at the DIY Vinyl Butterfly tutorial over at Thread Sence - nice and explicit. I think this looks amazing!
If you need to get your hands on some records scour your local second hand shops, car boots, free cycle or try Etsy sellers such as Rock O Billia. They cost pennies!
As always, do let us know about any upcycling projects you’re working on – we could feature them here! Leave a comment or pop over to the Jake & Maya Collective Facebook page.