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Bookends That Make a Statement
Whether you're a music buff or looking to add a bit of '70s charm to your bookshelves, this project repurposes old vinyl records to create fun and artistic bookends.

  • 2 used 12-inch vinyl records
  • 1-by-4-foot piece of wood or any straight edge (table, surface, etc.)
  • Hair dryer


    1. Set the vinyl record over a hard, straight edge surface with half of the record hanging over the edge. Center wood piece on vinyl record, flush with straight edge surface.

    2. Set hair dryer to highest heat, and apply heat to record along the edge of the wood for approximately 4-6 minutes, or until record begins to soften enough to manipulate.

    3. Holding the wood piece down firmly on the record, fold the record down over the straight edge until it is bent at a 90-degree angle.

    4. Repeat steps 1-3 for remaining records.

    Watch the how-to video