How To: Make a Centerpiece Into a Conversation Piece on the Cheap, Part II

How To: Make a Centerpiece Into a Conversation Piece on the Cheap, Part II

Gregory Han
Jul 25, 2008

ATLA's trial blogger Beth continues with part two of her decorative centerpiece how-to (check out part one here)

We love how-to's that are easy to do and incorporate items you most likely already own. For this how-to, you'll need some colorful records (this time NOT from a collection) and an oven. First, you'll want to preheat your oven to 225 degrees. After placing a cookie sheet in the center of the oven, place an oven safe bowl on the cookie sheet upside down. Finally, put your colorful record on top of the upside down bowl for about 5 minutes...

When you take your record out of the oven (does that sound weird to anyone else?!) it will be malleable. Tweak the warm vinyl into a desirable shape using the upside down bowl as a guide.. if the vinyl is too hot to touch, throw on some oven mitts.  Your new centerpiece will turn hard in a matter of minutes. 

Some ideas for your centerpiece are a tray for keys and sunglasses, a flower pot (since the record has a pre-cut hole for drainage), matches, ect.  Happy baking!

-Beth

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