Father’s Day is coming up, and it’s always fun to surprise dad with a one of a kind gift. You can easily make this cool magazine (or mail!) holder with records from Goodwill!
I always see stacks of records at Goodwill. I still have my record player, so I’m keeping my vinyl, but I wanted to find something to make with the records that were looking for a home. This magazine holder would make a really unique gift for dad! And if he doesn’t have magazines, he could stash his mail or other papers in it.
Piece of Wood
Step one: Place one record on the box as pictured. I used tape to hold it in place,
Step two: Cover the record with wax paper.
Step three: Set your iron to “high”. Move back and forth across the crease until the vinyl softens and bends.
Repeat this process with the second record.
Step four: Paint a piece of wood to use as the base.
Step five. Arrange the records on the wood base. Drill a hole through the records, then drill in a two screws to hold the records in place.
If you find that some of the wax paper has melted with the vinyl, it can be scrubbed off. I used a magic eraser.
That’s it! I was pleasantly surprised at how easy this was to do. No fancy tools required! I can’t wait to experiment some more and see what else I can turn my Goodwill records in to.
Here are some of my other Goodwill finds that would make great father’s day gifts:
Find letters to use as photo props, like I did here.
Paint and embellish something like this for dad to store his mementos in.
What will you find at Goodwill today?
Disclosure: I wrote this as an official Goodwill SA blogger. All ideas, projects, and opinions are my own.