Karen Merritt3
by Karen Merritt3
3 Materials
20 Minutes
I couldn't wait to try the melted album project after I seen a post on Hometalk. I hurried to my local RedRacks to buy a few albums and plant hanger. I was able to purchase a set of 10 albums for $1.48. The same price for a single album. It was a no brainer. Buy a set instead of a single one. I also purchased a plant hanger for .97¢ also from RedRacks like the one they used in their post. A total of $2.45 to try this project.

All of my supplies I used for project.
I took out one of the albums and put it in the plant hanger. I took out my brand new heat gun. And began to heat it on low at first. It was slowly melting and bending. I then put it on high. It really started to melt.
Just getting started. Exciting!
I took it out of the plant hanger with an oven mitt. It can get hot. I then put it on top of the plant hanger that I turned upside down. I put the heat gun on high and started the process again. I used an old butter knife to push the vinyl into the openings of the plant hanger. I put it back into the plant hanger and pushed the vinyl into the openings. I let it cool.
After I pushed the vinyl into openings of han
It was ready to put on our kitchen island for a catch all for my husbands stuff.
My cheap fancy catch all.
Next time I'm going to wear a mark and heat it up outside. The fumes bothered my husband and I. I'm glad I didn't heat it in the oven. I might try the boiling water method also. It made a cute fruit dish too.
Suggested materials:
  • Vinyl albums set of 10   (RedRacks $1.48)
  • Plant hanger .97¢   (RedRacks)
  • Heat gun   (Harbor Freight)
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  • Kathy Kathy on Aug 29, 2017
    I think that's so clever! I wonder if you could pop it in the oven on a low temp ... don't have a heat gun!

  • Barbara Abke Barbara Abke on Aug 29, 2017
    Do you wonder if heating the record will bring out bad elements in it? This would bother me for food items.

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  • Janie Dee Janie Dee on Sep 15, 2017
    We made flowers back in the 70s when our records got scratched or broken, or worse, left in a car. Also cute with a small mirror glued in the center.

    • Karen Merritt3 Karen Merritt3 on Sep 15, 2017
      I grew up in the 70s but did not know about these cool ideas. To think of all the records that were pitched.😐

  • Suzanne Moore Sims Suzanne Moore Sims on Oct 24, 2017
    I have old favorite albums and 45s that I wanted to do something with, just didn't know what. I think I know now! Thanks!