Vinyl records are not a completely forgotten listening medium, but they are relics as far as audio technology is concerned. Instead of throwing these vinyl records away, you can use them as wall art to decorate the homes of any music lover. With their distinctive look and fun artist and song labels, they are a way to show off the music you love and customize your space at the same time. The following are a few options to consider to use vinyl records as wall art.

7-inch record with plastic 45-rpm adapter in center
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Decorate with record albums.

Step 1

Frame your records either by themselves or with their album covers. The interesting art makes them great conversation-starters.

Step 2

Create a giant wall mural with paint. Remove the records from their sleeves and arrange on the wall in patterns. Consider using the record as eyes in your mural or the center of big flowers.

Step 3

Smash albums to bits. Break them apart and fit them together in a mosaic pattern as if they were tile. Affix to the wall with duct tape or double-sided tape. To do this, you will need to consider the fact that you might not ever be able to play them again. It is suggested that you save the songs electronically if you are smashing up the records.

Step 4

Treat them like a painting. Hang them on the wall and treat them like art, just like you would any other painting.

Step 5

Arrange the album covers in a collage pattern. If you have enough albums, you can cover an entire wall with the art in an assemblage of individual colors and art.

Step 6

Stick them in the oven. Vinyl records melt very easily in the oven on low heat. In a matter of minutes they will be pliable to arrange in new shapes and hung on your wall.

Step 7

Don't forget the ceiling. Arrange your records in crisp, clean lines or interesting geographic shapes along your ceiling. This will be especially appreciated whenever you lean back while listening to some of your favorite music.