Repurposing records into a cupcake stand & wall art
June 17, 2011Posted by on
It’s been a hot minute since I’ve done anything to the house and I’m not going to lie and say it isn’t completely intentional. I have a fourfold excuse:
- It’s too damn hot to be spending an hour outside spray painting, sanding, and messing around with furniture.
- Time is limited because of our weekly training sessions with Aspen, my meetings with my nutritionist, and nightly classes at the gym.
- Money, of course.
- I’ve been working on making my own carry-on bag for my business travel and I’m a painfully slow sewer. I’m coming up on a week of steady work, currently at a halt because I broke my 4th sewing machine needle.
My next project is the laundry room, which is probably going to be the most expensive project of all. I need to buy tile, paint, shelves, and storage bowls for the walls, plus find the time to completely disconnect the washer and dryer, move it out of the laundry room, and then try and do the whole room in one sitting so I can get the washer and dryer out of my kitchen and back into their rightful home. So naturally, I’m procrastinating. I’ll be getting a ton of overtime in July, so it’ll have to wait until August.
Anyway! I wanted to share one of my favorite things in the kitchen, and one of the easiest. I made these for our wedding to be cupcake stands and I’ve loved incorporating them into our decor after. Also, don’t to this to a perfectly good record. That’s just silly. Make sure you only use irreparably damaged records, and if you can’t find a way to reuse the cover as well, contact one of the many people on Etsy who are making wonderful things like journals and clocks with record covers.
Buy some puffy/fabric paint and choose a design. I did ones with circles, squares, triangles, and hearts. Just continue to expand that design until the the record is filled. Takes MAYBE five minutes per record because I did five of them in 30 minutes with breaks to walk the dog and use the restroom.
Once they’re dry, hot glue something to the underside for legs. I found some wood circles with a flat spot hollowed on one side in the woodworking section of Hobby Lobby that came in a package of 16 for $3.99. You could theoretically use 3 on the underside, but I went with four so it’s more stable. You could also use varying sizes of balls/pegs/whatever so there’s some height differentiation if that’s your thing.
When you’re not using them for cupcake stands, hang them on the wall using a nail through the center hole. So easy!