I had been browsing Etsy in the weeks prior to moving for some fun home decor and came across some awesome book ends made out of vinyls. I got an immediate flashback of my friend in high school who had discovered melting vinyls to make neat bowls in the oven, and thought these bookends would be a really simple project for the new space. I have a small collection of vinyls and have had them just laying atop the bookshelf. I checked out Goodwill and grabbed a couple random vinyls to mold. I searched online for a quick way to mold them and found that all you needed was a sink full of boiling water! Carefully pouring the boiling water in the sink and dipping the vinyls in took no time at all. I just applied a small amount of pressure to bend the vinyl up to the
bottom of the label. ** Now I should have researched a little harder...my sink is sloped and had I looked for more tutorials I would have found that a heat resistant baking dish filled with water is the route you want to choose. A solid wood block is also suggested to make a nice angle. Regrettably one of my vinyls broke due to the weak angle created and the weight of my records. All in all it was fun, and I now know how to do it correctly! Until I have a run to buy another vinyl to use I displayed my records using the one that survived lol. I love the look and can't wait to experiment again! Do you have any vinyl DIY's?