Repurpose: Old records / LPs / Vinyl | the ReFab Diaries

Today, a few more vinyl refabs because apparently I can't get enough.

Look closely at the accessory stands above. Those are sewing machine bobbins!  I love it. I spotted these at Make Shop Live and was captivated. No, it's not a DIY, but combine techniques for making vinyl bowls (here and here) and making this vinyl dessert stand and ... hmmmm...

We've all seen Paul Villinski's famous 2008 butterfly installations.  With a little patience, you can make your own care of ThreadSense and Graffiti Beach

I see these all over Etsy etc.  This is an actual tutorial care of Home Dzine 

Combine old 45s and vintage tea towels to create original retro wall art. Care of Merriment Design

Or, combine a vinyl decal and your old LPs to re-create a well-known Banksy installation! Thanks to Heidi for letting me know about her project. Your google translater will do a good job on her site!

Old plant stand + old LP = new end table.  Instructions at The Flourishing Abode

Make a little custom art? Great, detailed tutorial from Forever and a Recipe

Vinyl bookends. Simple. Lovely. How-to at DIY Life 

Now this is ... novel! Old 45s become a centerpiece. Tutorial care of Record Pressing

Yay! Make a purse / handbag... really really. An actual tutorial! Thanks to tuppencehapennyvintage

I'm a sucker for whimsy ... and I love spinning tops. So how about including your kids in the sacrifice of your old LPs?  Instructions at The Craft Junkie

No roundup of vinyl repurposes is complete without a bowl tutorial right? This is the second time I'm featuring these lovelies from Skulls and Ponies. They're made using hot water rather than the oven technique - a little kinder on the lungs, I believe.

And once you've mastered the bowl, isn't this vinyl chandelier fantastic? (via)

Earring storage! Yes ... of course. I found this image here. For a really good tutorial, head to Craftbits.

I spotted these vinyl switch plates at Werecords by Monkey. They look DIY-able to me. Your standard switch plate is your template. Then you need a little cutting advice  ... which you can get here.

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  1. I love these! I immediately thought that we might have to kick our Halloween carving up a notch after I saw the clock . . .

  2. You are so sweet to have featured my vinyl art project! All of these other projects are amazing too! I'm excited to check them out and to read more of your blog! xo, Sara

  3. Hello,

    I did an installation of Banksys "Balloon"-Girl because I also thought about "I don´t want to use bowls over and over again" - take a look:

    It´s wirtten in German, but it´s really easy. Using the vinyls als balloons and printed the girl.


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