In this article, we'll look at what kind of crafts from records you can make with your own hands at home using a minimal set of tools. Only the most interesting ideas and real products.
The round shape and the presence of a hole exactly in the centerMakes gramophone records an excellent basis for wall clocks. It is enough to draw or cut the dial and attach the clockwork with the arrows. You can also make more original products, if there is a manual jigsaw or drill. Read more about how to make a watch from the plates read in this article.
Lamps from vinyl records are not so muchAre spectacular, like a wall clock. Nevertheless, they also have the right to life, because if you try, you can get quite a nice product. There are not so many manufacturing options, but you can come up with something for yourself. The first option is to heat the plate and give it a shade shape. After cooling, the wire with the cartridge will be inserted and the lamp is ready for use (but note that the vinyl is deformed from the temperature, so it is better not to use the incandescent bulb). The second option is that the plates areA glass tube inside which a light bulb is located and fixed in this position in any way (in the photo, hairpins are used for this purpose). You can beat the idea in another way, connect fantasy. The third option is a ball-shaped lamp. Quite a laborious option, since it is necessary to enlarge the central hole and saw the plates in half. Next, a frame is mounted on which the halves of the gramophone plate are attached. The fourth option - the plate is sawn in the form of a long ribbon. After it is heated and the tape is pulled down, forming a semblance of lampshade for the lamp. Over the fastening of the light bulb you will need to think about it, the author did not provide ready-made solutions, unfortunately.
All kinds of containers
Perhaps the most popular crafts from recordsOwn hands - these are different capacities, including vases, fruit plates, bird feeders, etc. At one time, when the plates had already ceased to be used for their intended purpose, but had not been thrown out as an unnecessary trash, they were manufactured everywhere. Probably, as much as possible was made pots for domestic plants. Even in many schools and kindergartens, such vases were used in a rather large amount. Much rarer of plates produced fruit. Usually they were something like a plate, but there were also more complex variants with a foot. Bird feeders from the plates can meetWas already extremely rare, but they also were. The implementation options are many, the simplest is the use of two plates and a plastic bottle. How all this is done is clearly seen in the photo. All crafts made of vinyl are madePlates in a similar way. First the plate is heated in hot water, an oven or over a gas, after which it is given the required shape. The most important thing is not to overdo it with temperature, so that vinyl does not start to leak and does not catch fire (up to 120 degrees for 1-2 minutes, no more). Well, about the thermal gloves do not forget, otherwiseThe burn of the hands will be very, very strong. You can use kitchen gloves, which are specially designed for working with hot dishes. By the way, buy them is worth anyway, when cooking an incredibly comfortable thing.
The rest of the crafts from the records with their own hands
Other crafts made fromGramophone records with their own hands, we decided to put them in one section, as there are quite a few of them. Look, maybe you will like some of the presented ideas. 1. Miniature coffee table. The frame is apparently made of thick wire. As it is attached to the plate is incomprehensible, but in principle something can be invented. 2. Stands for storing magazines. Quite an interesting idea, especially for some anti-fake or similar institution. 3. Pictures. Pictures from vinyl plates are made by analogy with wall clocks, simple arrows are not installed. 4. Curtains on the door (in colloquial speech - pendants). Decorative curtains on the door made of plates are made much easier than from other materials, due to their large size. But the size is also a disadvantage, it's not very convenient to use these pendants, especially in narrow apertures. What else can you make decorative curtainsOn the doorway read in our article. 5. Designer bags. Yes, yes, from gramophone records of various sizes, designers offer to make men's and women's bags. Plates are supposed to be used as side walls, connecting them with a cloth or skin. Looks like these bags can be cool, but there are doubts that they are convenient. 6. Decor of walls and ceiling. In some interiors the records will look cool on the wall or ceiling, the main thing is to choose the right place. Well, on this we finish, although there are still options for creating crafts from records with their own hands, but they are not so interesting, so they did not hit the selection.
The best application in the opinion of the editorial staff
Having studied a huge number of optionsUse of vinyl records, we singled out several winners. The first winner is a watch with built-in color illumination, which are both a stylish wall lamp. Agree, they are simply gorgeous! The second winner is the use of plates to decorate the room in which they are engaged in music. Cool, cool, cool!