Recycled Vinyl Albums

Recycle old records into magazine or mail holders.
I love to turn items bound for the trash into something useable. I took a bunch of scratched, thrifted albums and turned them into a fun piece to organize my office desk with.
Trying to get your desk organized for the new year? Turn unusable scratched up records into something useful.
It's surprisingly easy to bend vinyl records. I used full size LPs to make a magazine holder, but you can use smaller ones to make letter holders.
This is a fun, quirky way to get your home and office organized!
Two vinyl LPs
Black Paint
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Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • Marie Cherbuck
    Marie Cherbuck
    on Dec 4, 2016

    How do you bend them without cracking them?

  • Tammie Barber
    Tammie Barber
    on Jun 5, 2019

    Are they stable? Does the magazine make them tip over? I have wanted to try this but was not sure how it would work.

    • Morena Hockley
      Morena Hockley
      on Jun 5, 2019

      It’s more stable with the magazines laying sideways. I still use this in my office but with letters and paperwork and it is stable.

  • Connie
    on Mar 28, 2020

    How did you get the shape?

    • Aleta
      on Dec 1, 2020

      You can put them in the oven at the lowest temperature. Keep an eye on them because they get droopy quick. I have made bowls (use a bowl underneath on a cookie sheet) and mail holders for the wall.

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