May 10, 2011

Record Album Bowl

I wasn't kidding when I said I was going to attempt to make some record album bowls for Emma's upcoming Justin Bieber music-themed birthday party. Believe it or not, they aren't that hard to make.

The KEY is to really keep an eye on them in the oven and be ready to use your hot mitts to shape the sides. I found a great tutorial on this site. I did make a few modifications.

1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees. Turn the bowl upside down on a cookie sheet, and balance the record horizontally on the base of the bowl. When the oven is hot, place the cookie sheet, the bowl, and the record inside the oven and set your timer for 8 to 10 minutes.

I needed the full TEN minutes to get the plastic pliable. Keep in mind, that everyone's oven is different.

2. After 8 to 10 minutes, the vinyl will start bending down around the bowl. The vinyl cools quickly, so you'll be able to work with it immediately, but don't forget that the metal bowl and cookie sheet are hot! USE OVEN MITTS!!

3. Shape the edges however you'd like; more precise folding will give you finer scalloped edges. If the vinyl gets too cool to mold, just stick it back in the oven for a few minutes.

4. Wipe out the bowl (you might want to line it with a decorative napkin...but we live in the edge) and fill with your favorite snack.

I'm not quite done with our Justin Bieber party decorations.

Linking up to Free Pretty Things for You - Whatever you Want Wednesday!

Party ON!!
XOXO

17 comments:

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

really fun! And, I love your yellow polka dot side bars.

lea
xo

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I love that you live on the edge. I really want to make one of these, I think they would make a great gift for a music lover.

vivian said...

You just impress the heck out of me! I love visiting to see what youre cooking up next! I wish I lived nearby, Id come crash your rocking bieber party! Your daughters friends and your daughter for that matter, are going to be so impressed!
have a great day. I just finished my cupcake recipe entry, but wont post it til tonight or tomorrow am, so stay tuned!
the suns out today adn I can wear sandals again.. so Im in heaven!
xoxo
vivian

Courtney said...

Oh my goodness these are so cool! I am sure Emma is going to have the best party ever.

Jboo said...

Oh my -- you are so creative! How DO you get so much accomplished? Lots of coffee??? Those are adorable!

Janet

Jodee said...

Oh my word! Those turned out sooo cute! They will be perfect for your party. I am working on party stuff too. Our parties will be here before you know it. I can't wait to see more!

Anonymous said...

Justin Bieber?! Come on...isn't Emma just a baby...or a toddler at most? I'm sure everyone will have a lot of fun at the party. Cute, cute bowls....Sherry

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Hahaha, how fun! I kinda want to make some just to have around the house. You dont really need a reason for record bowls do ya?

My Vintage Mending said...

Did the girls ask what those were? Makes me feel old. Seems like CD's are almost a thing of the past too with itunes. I loved my records we used them as walls when we played barbies! Very, cute! Smiles....Renee

Heather said...

You are one fearless crafter! Great job!!

Diann said...

This is such a cute idea!

Pam said...

I didn't even think that it involved the oven. Makes sense now though! Those are really cute.

Joanna B said...

You are the coolest mom ever!! I LOVE it!!

Cindy said...

I knew you could do it!!! It really is a cool craft and great decor to go along with the Bieber fever party. You know that you and I will have to repeat this one with the next heartthrob that comes along with Tori and Josie!

Have a great Wednesday...
Cindy

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Such a neat idea! How cute and not too difficult either. Great.

GardenofDaisies said...

Kim, your bowls turned out great!!! They will be perfect for the party!!
I remember a couple of years ago when I had kids getting ready to start freshman year of college, this vinyl chip bowl was featured on the college website as a fun craft and easy way to add personality to ones dorm room. :-)

Life in Rehab said...

I love this idea! And yes, we'd be on the edge too. Totally.