Vinyl Record Wall Art DIY
Make awesome new art for your walls out of some old vinyl records and some vintage sheet music!
I grew up in a house where there was constantly music playing. I have many fond memories of lying on a beanbag chair in the living room wearing giant headphones and listening to The Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel on records. What can I say, I'm a child of the 70s and 80s.
I see old vinyl records in thrift stores and at garage sales all the time, and I always want to get them and make something, but I'm never sure what to do with them. I've seen cool bowls and cut-out shapes, as well as book covers and purses made out of records, but I had something more decorative in mind. The other day when I was looking at records at Goodwill, I thought, why not just put them up on the wall? The circle shape will look really cool, and I have always loved looking at the lines on the records.
So I bought a 10-record set for $5 and brought it home.
Then I was all, "Now what?" I ran through a bunch of ideas and decided that they'd look really cool with a circle of scrapbook paper in the center. But when I went to grab my box of scrapbook paper, the big ol' pile of sheet music that I got at a garage sale last summer, and I was all, "Eureka!" (I didn't actually say "Eureka," because I'm not a crazy person. I was just excited. I TOLD my husband I'd use that sheet music some day!)
And I did, in one of the easiest and least expensive wall art projects ever: vinyl record wall art.
Supplies to Create Your Vintage Vinyl Record Wall Art
- Old vinyl records (I used 9)
- Sheet music
- Scissors or a craft knife
- Heavy duty glue stick
Make Your Vinyl Record and Sheet Music Wall Art
First, cut circles out of your sheet music. I used a bowl that was just a big larger than the record label and cut right around it with a craft knife.
Then, glue your circles to the center of the records and hang them up!
That's literally all there is to it! I decided to do a square of 9 records, so I measured out roughly where I wanted the middle one to be and then eyeballed the rest of them. I'm too lazy to actually really measure each one. I used Command picture hanging strips (the velcro-like ones) on the back of each, and just slapped them up on the wall.
I just love how they look, and I love how you could do so many different things with it. You could use more colorful scrapbook paper or sheet music of songs that are meaningful in your life. Your wedding first-dance song, maybe? Alternatively, you could also use circles cut from family photos. Or, if you found records with fun and colorful labels, you could put them up as-is!
I am now seriously considering doing an entire record wall in the kids' area of our basement.
Did you listen to records when you were little, or are you too young to remember those?