I am in the midst of organizing my home office desk.  This leads to me think … I should make a pencil holder out of a vinyl album (the perfect solution or  lame distraction? I am not exactly sure!).  Step one:  review my albums that haven’t made the cut for the album wallpaper project to determine which one to melt!

Love this old Broadway album… Saving this one.

Look at these 70’s television soundtracks! Happy Days!

Decided on this classic for my new pencil holder. I don’t remember a song called Blessed but its on this album. Love that!

I am pre-heating the oven to 200 degrees and setting the rack to a lower position.  I removed a rack to make room for my tall glass (think glass drinking glass)and album.  I arranged the album on a glass placing the inner red song list at the center of the glass base.  I want the album to melt around the shape of the glass.  If you want to make a bowl you can arrange the album on top of a bowl and it will melt around the bowl creating a wider angle.

The melt begins…

The album melts around the glass but doesn’t “stick” to the glass. It is in a floppy state in the oven.

Cooling. If I wanted to re-shape it slightly wearing oven mitts (its hot) I could, but I like the natural outcome.

The finished product.

These little folds will hold my “special” pens!

Couple Safety Comments:

I recommend you watch your oven closely because each vinyl starts to “flop” at a different times. It usually takes 4-8 minutes and the album is ready to be removed from the oven.

The vinyl is obviously hot when you pull it out of the oven so of course use caution.

I wouldn’t recommend using record bowls to serve food. Record vinyl is not a food-grade material and may leach harmful chemicals.