Monday, 19 April 2010

What to do with your left over records..

As you may know I had craft army last week and after returning home had a few left over records to use up. I finally got around to making a record book. Although I am not UBER pleased with it.. I'm pretty pleased with it.

This was the record in question:

and this was my dollar fifty book from Michael's

first I measured the dimensions of the book.

Then traced that onto the record. (make sure that when you're drawing the dimensions ON the record they are a little bigger than the book.. you don't want book overlapping the record....right?

Heat the oven to 200C or about 400F

Place that record of yours into the oven

Wait about 5 minutes until it gets flopping.. and pull it out and as quick as possible cut out your desired shape.

This is as far as I got the first time round... and then I placed it back in the oven to "melt" flat.

Get your glue gun hot and ready and glue the book and place the record on. I added a glittery stencil thing I also found at Michael's.

some girl told me she paid 40 bucks for a record book in town!!! Mine.. 3 dollars and f'ty cents.. BOOya baby.

I even had left over bits from this project.. and they were curled kinda like a baseball cap rim.. oh ideas ideas.


  1. Hi Sarah,
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  3. following you from swap-bot (justjolean) too cool! never knew you could do that to records!

  4. love your blog!

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    following you too :)

    come by and say hi when you get a chance!

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  6. great repurpose! And... you know I love to repurpose!
    I have done some record album crafts too... it's amazing how quickly the record stiffens back as it cools!
    thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words are appreciated!

  7. Very nice! Am looking forward to reading more!

    ~MamaD from SB~

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  11. Thank youuuuuu I have want to know how to turn my husbands albums into something he has over 500 of them, you made my day YOU GO GIRL love those notebooks. OH!! I am scraphappy55 from swap bot I am following your blog my blog is JUST SCRAPIN. I will be back

  12. Cool idea!!

    I am Ryleighsmom from SwapBot (I want more blog followers). I cannot follow your blog. I have created 2 different Google accounts and cannot follow anyone's blog. =( I continue to get an Error Code! I'm sorry! I'll keep trying! I did want you to know I'm here though =)