It's been a long time since I gave all my LPs, then I will not be able to reproduce this beautiful project, but if you have any of these records, you will be surprised by what they could become!
Do not take a record from your collection, an old record all scratched will do the trick. You will also need a metal bowl, acrylic paint, an electric drill and a chain of suspension.
You can do this in 2 ways: paint one of the sides before or after melting the record in the oven. The blogger behind the project made both versions and she says it's easier to paint a flat surface than a corrugated surface (true!), but the application of the paint after the melt gives a more beautiful finished because cooking could damage the paint. So, it's up to you.
When the record is painted, place the black side on a upside down metal bowl, the side painted up. If you have not painted the record, place it on the metal bowl as shown in the picture.
Turn on the oven at 200 °F and place the bowl and record on the center tray. After only 3-4 minutes, the record will start to melt.
Remove the bowl from the oven, taking care not to burn yourself and with the handle of a wooden spoon or other accessory adjust the shapes of the melted record, then let it harden.
If you have not painted the record, now it's time!
Add a layer of acrylic protector if you want to protect the paint.
With the electric drill, make small holes to hang the chain of suspension. The blogger used the chains of a hanging plant from Dollar store.
And that's what an old record has become: a beautiful bird feeder!
The hole in the middle of the record should be sufficient to let the water flow, but you can drill 1 or 2 more holes at the bottom to let the water runoff.
What do you think of this project ? Would you have done something different ? Let us know in the comments section!