How to make a lamp out of vinyl records

You can organize by genre, alphabetically, or even last played to keep your record collection neatly organised, but no matter how you store it, it’s hard to show them off when tucked away in a corner or neat row . Make your love for vintage vinyl known as soon as guests enter your home by decorating with a handful of recycled 45 rpm records. Save your precious singles to play over and over again, and instead pick up less-demanded 45s per box at garage sales and thrift stores to use for a creative weekend project: a table lamp made from from vinyl records.

No DIY experience? No problem. This project is perfect for beginners and can help build basic electrical skills with a DIY lamp wiring kit. Find one easily at any hardware store or buy a more stylish version online. Don’t be intimidated by the hardware of these kits – most are easy to assemble with just a few hand tools and include step-by-step instructions.

This handmade lamp makes a stunning tabletop location near your entertainment center, but is also ideal as a thoughtful gift. Consider making a few: one for your own home and others for your favorite audiophile friends. You can personalize each vinyl lamp to your recipient’s musical tastes for an added layer of personalization. Whatever your craft’s final destination, start gathering your materials for this fun and stylish craft this weekend.