I love finding crafty projects using vinyl records-- from making a vinyl record purse or vinyl record bowls, I think those round slabs of plastic are incredibly fun to bend, mold, shape, and cut. About a week ago, I saw this incredible idea on Gemma's blog about how to make a vinyl record notebook and I was so excited to make it.
Now, while I love using records to make crafts, my boyfriend is a huge record
Sean's record collection at school. And guys-- *his record player is at home in Indiana.*
Right now I am visiting this stuff-hating boyfriend in Princeton, NJ and before I left, I wanted to make sure I had a little gift to give him when I got here... because I love presents. Especially giving little surprising ones. ;)
Sean writing his name in the notebook. :)
As I write this blog post in his dorm room, I can look around and see all the random little gifts and ridiculous doodads I've given him over the years-- a tiny jar that looks like Thomas Jefferson's head, a plastic animal photo holder, some vintage ship photos, a crazy/creepy little furry cat... and now a vinyl record notebook. While I'm really proud of these "gifts," I think Sean just keeps them around because I think it's so funny to give him such silly things. But he might just like the notebook. Of course I'll never know-- giving loved ones handmade gifts is like giving your mom your artwork in kindergarten. They always hang it on the fridge, (or sit it on their desk/window/bookcase) and say "Awh, thank you!" Haha.
If you want to give a vinyl record notebook as a little gift, they're actually really simple to make. :)
To make a vinyl record notebook you need:-A vinyl record
-Needle & thread
-Hot glue gun
And here's a video I made on the whole process. I actually used it to enter Modcloth's DIY Boss contest-- to all you other crafty bloggers out there, you should enter too! :)
Sean's notebook and the notebook I made for myself. :)
Watch out hipster friends, you just might get one of these next. ;)
And now I'm off to eat two very large ice cream cones in the Princeton dining hall. #ImissCollegeFood ;)