Art Feeds Makes

Record Box

For the record, you rock! Using a vintage spin, get creative stylizing your own record player. Celebrate your loved ones with a sweet note on the vinyl and jam out to some old tunes with this DIY!


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- Piece of cardboard

- Shoe box

- Paper plate (or something to trace a circle with) 

- Aluminum Foil

- Straw

- Pushpin

- Glitter paper (or any colored paper you want) 

- Strip of glitter paper (or any colored paper you want) 

- Black paper 

- Hot glue

- Bottle cap

- Stickers


Step 1: Use a paper plate (or any other circular object) to trace and cut out a circle on a piece of cardboard. Using scissors or your finger, push a hole into the middle of the circle. This will be the base of your record plate. 

Step 2: Hot glue glitter paper (or any colored paper you want) onto the top of the shoebox.

Step 3: Cut a ½ inch piece from your straw. This will be used as the center of your record player. Hot glue the ½ inch piece of straw onto the left side of the box, making sure your cardboard plate fits on top of it.  

Step 4: Using your pushpin, push the pin through the end of the bigger piece of your straw and pin the straw to the top right corner of the box.

Step 5: Wrap your cardboard plate in aluminum. Optional: hot glue the aluminum so it stays in place. Press a hole through the center of the aluminum where your record plate hole was.

Step 6: Hot glue your bottle cap in the top left corner of the box. Optional: add other stickers to the box as your “buttons.”

Step 7: Flip the box on its side so you are now on the skinny open side of the box. Using your strip of glitter paper (we used black glitter paper), hot glue the left and right corners of the strip on your box. Now you’ve got a strap for your player!

Step 8: Decorate the sides of the box as you wish!

Step 9: Optional: Add a DIY Vinyl tape to the record player! We made ours out of construction paper and silver marker. 

When you make your own version of this project, post it online with #ArtFeedsMakes so we can cheer you on in your creativity! Find more videos on our IGTV Channel @artfeeds!

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