Upcycled Crafts: Melted Records
Hello everyone! Here at Recycled Reads, we can’t believe another summer is upon us already. It brings back memories of former summers, like the one a couple years back where temperatures reached 111 degrees for days in a row here in Austin! In that particular summer, we decided to see if it was hot enough to melt a record outside, thus our melted record bowls and pamphelet holders were born. It turns out it doesn’t even have to be 111 degrees to melt a record, any good old Texas summertime heat will suffice!
Sunny place on the sidewalk
For this upcycled craft, all you have to do is find a sunny spot on the sidewalk or pavement and lay out your record there for about 20 – 30 minutes. Check on it periodically and test to see how pliable it is, and then feel free to start sculpting away!
To further enhance the heating process for records, one of our dedicated upcyclers and staff members, Paul, built a sun reflector from old CDs, PVC pipe, and telephone wires. You can see the records placed in front of it are already undergoing the sculpting process.
Here’s how the CDs are attached to the back:
Have you had any crafting experience with these upcycled materials? Please share in the comments!