I did this as a kid at school as a gift for my Mom. We melted records, then we mod-podged squares of Christmas wrapping paper to them to make them little Chirstmas candy bowls. Now, I think it would be a terrible waste of an antique. I would never melt my vinyl!
•❈• Popsicle stick snowflakes, the link is in Japanese, I do believe, but the picture here is worth a thousand words. If you don't have Popsicle sticks, you can buy craft sticks at craft stores. Try to think outside the box and figure out what else might look cool, like small branches cut all the same size, or maybe small seashells that are pretty close in size. Have fun and Happy Pinning!