How to melt vinyl records into flower pots

Updated July 20, 2017

Since their debut in the early 1950s, the vinyl LP record has held a high place in the music-recording industry. As digital media became more popular, records decreased in popularity. There are literally billions of records in the world. Many of them are either too scratched to be played, or .not the type of music you'd want to listen to. These records can be picked up inexpensively at charity shops. Using your oven and a little creativity, you can create a nice flower pot out of your old records.

Pre-heat your oven to 65.6 degrees C (150 degrees F) for 5 minutes.

Place your record on a piece of aluminium foil. Place this on a baking tray in your oven.

Wait 10 minutes.

Lift the edges of the record with a fork to tell how well the record has melted. It should be a little more firm than a piece of paper.

Put your gloves on.

Take the record out of the oven and place it directly over the flower pot. You will use this flower pot as a mould.

Fold the edges of the record down around the flower pot.

Leave the record in place until it has cooled.

Lift the record from around your flowerpot mould. The record should be shaped similar to a deep cup.


The record will be hot. Be careful how you handle it. Do not "over-cook" your record. It will smell.

Things You'll Need

  • Oven
  • Vinyl record
  • Flower pot
  • Foil
  • Baking tray
  • Gloves
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About the Author

Austin Cross began writing professionally in 2007, with work appearing on the websites for KAPU Radio and CBS Radio. He specializes in restoration of vintage studio electronics including microphones, radios, tape players and record players. Cross received his Bachelor of Arts in music theory and composition from Azusa Pacific University.