Yes this might be the easiest project in the history of Infarrantly Creative. I am known for overcomplicating projects and making the supply list 40 things long. Not today.
I have channeled my inner “adorable-but-simple” project self. All you need is a few supplies and a heat gun to make these bookends for that hard-to-buy-for hipster brother of yours.
And records are so cheap you can make a truckload of them. So this is how you make vinyl record bookends.
- Vinyl records (I got mine for $.19 each at my local Goodwill)
- Home Right Digital Heat Gun
- Scrap pieces of wood
How To Make Vinyl Record Bookends in 5 min
1. Take two pieces of wood and two clamps and clamp the record sandwiched in between the wood.
If you have a bolt and wing nut that would work too, rather than clamps.
I clamp mine just below the record sticker.
2. Next heat your heat gun up to 800 degrees. I also added the metal tip (that comes in the box) to the top to focus the heat where I want it.
3. Next pass the heat gun back and forth quickly over the area you want to bend closest to the wood about 12-15 times.
4. When it starts to bend then turn off your gun and remove your clamps and bend it to a 90 degree angle.
You can use your wood pieces to form it.
5. Let it cool for about 2 minutes and you are done. Easy peasy mac and cheesy.
Grab your books or vinyl record collection and set them in place.
Disclaimer: This project is done on behalf of Home Right. All opinions and record ruining ideas are my own.