I Love to Create – Happy Father’s Day to the Vinyl Record Lovers!

Father’s Day is right around the corner, which means I am putting my crafty thinking cap on. Last year I made a customized 6 pack of beer which was a big hit. Today I have project on Craft about how to make etched pint glasses for dad with pictures of his kids (four and two legged). All that was left in the equation was a set of coasters.

Coasters are a little fussy for our house, so I needed to make them a bit different to fit in. Remember the Musical Mustache Masks I made? I had tons of vinyl records left over. I made jewelry with some and a clock with others, but I still have several to spare. The only thing Chris loves more than a cold glass of beer is the warm crackle of a vinyl record – why not combine the two!

Vinyl Records
Hot Pad or Glove
Aleene’s Spray Acrylic Sealer
Liquid Fusion Glue
Sand Paper

Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees. Place your records in the oven and heat until they start to warp. Wearing a glove or using a hot pad take your records out of the oven one at a time and cut with scissors. There will be lines close to the label for you to follow. How much vinyl you leave showing is totally up to you. You may have to heat cut and heat and cut again to get all the way around the center. If your coasters are not flat heat one last time and then place between two books when you take them out of the oven.

For the most part your scissors will make pretty smooth cuts. If there are any rough edges use sandpaper to smooth it out.

Take your coasters outside and spray with Aleene’s Spray Acrylic Sealer. Apply two coats allowing to dry completely in-between. This will help protect the label on your coaster from condensation.

Sure the top looks great, but there is still that pesky hole for water to drip through and onto your table. Trace your circle onto a piece of craft felt and cut out. Glue on un-varnished side of coster.

Set your ice cold beer, Big Red or water on your coaster and don’t think another thought about table rings. Lord knows dads never did anyway.

What are you making dear old dad this father’s day?

6 Responses to “I Love to Create – Happy Father’s Day to the Vinyl Record Lovers!”

  1. D. Marie

    What an awesome idea!! Love this! 🙂 You are so creative! This is a wonderful Father's Day gift esp for a dad who loves music like mine! Last yr I put together a scrapbook for my dad, he loved it! 🙂 This yr im taking him out for dinner and perhaps giving him a nice frame with a picture of him walking me down the aisle! 🙂

  2. Daily Craft

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  3. Anonymous

    Thank you so much! My boyfriend is an artist and is in a band with an extreme variety of music styles . I could not decide what to get him for his B-day. This will go so good with the decor of his house. I think I will try to make a serving bowl out of one of the records as well.Thanks again!!!


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