Record Fans!

Looking for a record re-purpose project? Instead of being a fan of music, turn your music into a fan!

You will need:
  • Record - Goodwill sells them for a dollar!
  • Hand saw & cutting surface
  • 330 grit sand paper
  • Spray paint, painter's tape, newspaper (optional)

1. Set up your cutting surface. I used two saw horses and a two-by-four.

Mentally divide the record into thirds. Mark the thirds, if necessary. 

We're going make a straight cut from the outside of the circle to the tiny inner circle.

Turn old records into fans! No-heat project. #repurpose #upcycle2. Begin sawing. Don't rush - if you saw too quickly, the record will chip and/or break. Smooth, steady sawing. Saw to the center circle.

3. Saw 1/3 of the record away from the first cut line. At this point you will have one fan cut out of the record. Cut the remaining two-thirds in half.

4. Sand the cut edges of the record

Turn old records into fans! No-heat project. #repurpose #upcycle

5. Sand the center point of the record.

6. It'll look like this.

7. Sand the pointed edges.

8. Sand the remaining pieces.

Turn old records into fans! No-heat project. #repurpose #upcycle

You can either consider the project finished or spray paint the pieces.

Turn old records into fans! No-heat project. #repurpose #upcycle

Use them as fans or outside toys. They're fun to fling around the backyard!

Editors note: I don't recommend using a power saw on this project - the high friction may melt the record as you're cutting!

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  1. These are so cool! I thought it was framed at first and think it make really cool artwork:) I need to make one to survive the hot subway this summer!

    1. Thanks Ginnie! You're right, they would look cool as artwork ...

  2. Great upcycle idea! My local charity shop sells old records really cheap too, though I guess it's important to check it's not worth something before chopping them up! Might have to try this out with the weather heating up. Thanks for the tutorial! :)

    1. Yes, definitely shouldn't use valuable records! Good reminder!

  3. Such a fun idea! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


  4. How neat! I love upcycling, so this would be extra fun for me to make! Thanks for linking up to Do Tell Tuesday and we'd love to have you link up this week too. :)

    Diane @ Vintage Zest

  5. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

    1. I was on vacation this previous friday but I will definitely attend this coming week!