Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Recycled Vinyl Record - Photo Frame

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Don't you love the nostalgia of old vinyl records? There are still many of those old darlings in my possession, but sometimes they're scratched. So I give them a second life as a piece of decoration (still very experimental at times, hee hee). Here's my first attempt to create a round photo frame, and that's how it works:



You need...

  • Vinyl record

  • Jigsaw

  • white pen

  • Embellishments - here: little wooden butterflies, old sheet music

  • hot glue gun

  • picture frame hanger

  • a nice photo


vinyl1Let the record have its very last turn on your record player. Take a pen which is visible on black, and hold it onto your record approximately 2.5 inches from the border. You'll get a perfect circle.



vinyl2Now cut along the line with a jigsaw or scroll saw. It doesn't matter where you start cutting, even if it severs the frame. You can hide the cut later on.



vinyl3If the frame got a rough edge like mine did, sand it with a Dremel or simply a cutter knife.



vinyl7The center part of the record can be turned into a heart - or any other shape you like.



IMG_2426I took old music sheets and tore them into strips. I inked the edges for a vintage look. Now you can add a strip of double-sided tape on the back ...



IMG_2427... and fold the note strips around the frame and press them on the tape.



vinyl6For the piano, paint a section of the inner record part white. I used a white pen, but I guess white spray would have looked more even. Let it dry and cut it into slightly wedge-shaped pieces. I made the black keys by eye measure.



vinylNow arrange your decorative elements on your vinyl frame. When it looks good to you, attach them with hot glue. Print a photo you like, trim it to the size of your frame and tape it to the back. Attach a picture frame hanger - and you're done!



You can use any embellishment you like, so you're not limited to this music-themed version. How about old book pages and chipboard letters as embellishments? Or something glittery for little girls? I'd really like to see what you come up with :)

Have lots of fun, and if you like this post, please take a minute to leave a comment (either here or at my original post). Thanks!

Anke

www.anke-art.de

9 comments:

Cuchy said...

What a funny project. Great idea

Lilacanglia said...

what a awesome way of recycling and how unusual,
I think its fantastic,
Hugs
Angie

irinka said...

BEAUTIFUL, LOVE THE IDEA

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Wow, this is super creative. I love it! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

Rose Ragai said...

Hi Julie,
Stumble upon your blog while searching for an idea for my church bookmarks. Nice blog and tutorial u have here. Thanks.

Cheers!
Rose Ragai
http://rosesdailyjournal.blogspot.com

shared hosting said...

thnx
fantastic topic

Marisa Torres Torres said...

GRACIAS POR EL RECICLADO Y POR EL PASO A PASO.EL PORTARETRATOS HA QUEDADO MUY BELLO.BESITOS.

Shalini said...

super idea... thanks so much for sharing...

teri said...

I've ALWAYS wanted to do something clever with a record album -- not because I have them but just because they have such a treasured part in my history. I love this idea and I'm so glad you have been brilliant enough to think it up. I'm going to give it a try!