Ben and Erin Napier's DIY Vinyl Record Bookends

DIY & Home

HGTV's Ben and Erin Napier show you how to transform a boring bookshelf into a fun focal point using old records and some hot water!


  • Vinyl records
  • A flat-bottomed, heat-resistant container
  • Kettle or pot for hot water
  • Cutting board


  1. Place record into container.
  2. Slowly pour hot water over the bottom of the record. Be very careful working with hot water! The record will slowly start to become moldable/bendable!
  3. Remove record from water and use a cutting board to shape the soft part of the record into a 90 degree angle.
  4. Once it cools, place books between two records on your bookshelf to use as bookends!