3 Ways to Repurpose Your Vinyl Records

In honor of Record Store Day last week, we came up with a few projects to show you how to repurpose your old records to make room for all those new ones you bought. We have quite a few records in our home, and while some of them have sentimental value, the others seem to just be collecting dust. Sound familiar? There’s no need to toss them when you turn them into something new to add to your decor.

See the 3 ways to repurpose your vinyl records here…


1. Turn it into a clock

Take an old record you don’t care about too much and paint it with a fun design. Then, pick up a “clock kit” to assemble all the pieces. This would also make a fun gift for any music-loving friend.

Learn how to make it on Instructables, or buy it for $35 at Etsy.



2. Turn it into a bowl

I had a party several years ago where we made a bunch of record vinyl bowls. This was such a fun project and they made great party favors. You can create these using a super simple technique that can be done in no time. I think I’d like to make a few more and paint them with a color block pattern.

Check out the tutorial at Pretty Prudent.



3. Turn it into a guest book

I love the idea of having a guest book in your home that people can sign. It’s great to be able to look at the sweet messages all your visitors have to say. Here is an idea for how to repurpose a vinyl into the cover for a guest book. Once you have the technique down, you could also do this for notebooks and journals.

Find out how to make it here, or buy it for $85.95 at Etsy.


Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

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