Published on October 14th, 2016 | by Julie Finn1
12 Ways to Reuse an Album Cover
There are so many cool ways to reuse an album cover, whether you want to cut it up or display it as-is.
So you’ve found a favorite project to upcycle that unplayable vinyl record. You still need ways to reuse that album cover, right? What should you do?
Why, you pick one of these projects, of course!
1. bookmark. There are couple of different ways to make a great bookmark from a cardboard record album cover. This method is the easiest.
2. box. These square boxes make good gift boxes or storage boxes.
3. business cards. All of my business cards are made from cardboard record album covers!
4. Christmas tree ornament. Cardboard record album covers are sturdy enough to serve as an ornament on your Christmas tree–you just have to cut out a graphic that you like!
5. collapsible dollhouse. Friends, save yourself the grief of my life, in which my children have THREE giant dollhouses that they refuse to part with, and make your children this collapsible dollhouse instead. You will never regret saving all of that room.
6. embroidery floss spool. This strong cardboard actually makes a great embroidery floss spool–way better than those thin plastic ones that you can buy!
7. fabric storage. You know how fabric stores have their fabric neatly wrapped around cardboard bases? You can do that, too!
8. greeting card. Use the natural fold in the record album cover to automatically make the hinge for this greeting card.
9. hand-held fans. This would be a terrific project for a summer wedding or music-themed outdoor party.
10. pendants. The record album cover cardboard is super-sturdy, plenty strong enough to use for this kid-friendly cardboard pendant craft.
11. folder. Make yourself an upcycled folder from a cardboard record album cover and have the coolest school supplies on the planet!
12. display it. Some album covers are too cute to cut up, but record album frames can be really expensive. If you have some L-shaped wood molding left from another project, you can use that to display your record album covers on the cheap.