Uses for Old Record Albums

Does anyone have any ideas on what to do with old record albums? These are classic albums some warped and some in pretty good condition. I was thinking about maybe framing some for interior decor or selling them online, but I have never even been on eBay or anything. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


By Joanne A.

August 3, 20110 found this helpful

Record albums don't bring alot unless it's a really unique album. The warped ones you could make bowls out of. I did this with a couple, t hey make very unique pieces and you can polyurethene them to make them food safe. Can do a google search or search on this side for record bowls,etc.

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August 4, 20110 found this helpful

You could frame some of them. If you have several by one artist, or if some have a similiar theme (like flowers, landmarks, etc), you can put four to six in a frame and hang them up. I am guessing you still have the covers, right? If not, you could also spray paint them gold and make your own 'gold records'. You could use shellack or something to make them shiny. Frame them just like the 'real' gold records. At the bottom, you could make an information card telling the album, artist and maybe a few interesting facts that would fit on a 3x5 or 4x6 card. Just an idea.

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August 5, 20110 found this helpful

You can buy a kit to make a clock out of the record. The sets are not expensive, and can be found at craft stores and sometimes even in Wal-Mart. Directions are with the kit. Then just hang the neat looking clock on your wall. Or you can sell them at flea markets, etc. They really are neat looking.

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August 7, 20110 found this helpful

Google "how to make record album bowls. You can make chip/snack bowls out of old record albums by getting them hot an folding them up into a bowl shape. I've seen them and they look very cool.

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August 7, 20110 found this helpful

I've also seen alot of record albums lately in antigue shops organized according to genre. We get a kick out of going thru them and finding cool albums.. make sure they play well first before ttying to sell them. We get them for a few bucks a piece in antique shops.

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