Win a one of a kind piece of art made by Jesse James.


One thing you may or may not know about me is that I have a fairly large collection of vinyl. Something about hearing music on a record just changes the way you hear it. Recently, I went through my record collection and found that a lot of it had been scratched dues to years of being packed away in boxes and moved from place to place, and eventually ending up in storage.

When I went home to Boise over the weekend, I decided to bring the majority of my vinyl collection back to Montana with me. Some of it was so scratched that it was literally unplayable, so I decided to be resourceful. I used some of the old scratched records to make bowls. They're really easy to make, and can be used as a decorative item in your home. I use mine to store my spare change.

Check out the picture below:

Jesse James
Jesse James

Vinyl record bowls are easy to make and a are cool way to recycle your old records.

Warning: Make sure you do this in a well ventilated area to avoid inhaling fumes. Open windows and make sure the fan is on in your kitchen.


  • record that you no longer care about
  • oven safe bowl (approx. 9" across the top)
  • cookie sheet


Preheat oven 200 degrees F. Place Bowl upside down on the cookie sheet place record on top of the bowl. Once oven is preheated place in the oven for 8-10 minutes.

Jesse James
Jesse James

Now the record should be soft enough to mold, and cool enough to touch but use pot holders at first, just to be safe. The bowl and cookie sheet will be much hotter than the vinyl. Turn the bowl right side up and place the record in side it, and mold until you got the shape you want. You only have about a minute to work with it, so work fast. If it is not just right put it back in the oven for a few more minutes and try again.

Once it has completely cooled it is ready to use. It took less than five minutes for mine to cook completely. What for you may ask?

Jesse James
Jesse James
  • fruit bowl
  • flower pot (already has the drainage hole)
  • a place to put your keys
  • a decoration
  • a gift
  • nail it to your wall has art
  • paint it
  • candy bowl

If you'd like one of these for your home, shoot me an email. The first person that emails me gets one!

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