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11 Fun And Creative Ways To Reuse Old Cookie Sheets

by Jess Catcher
Jess grew up in Oklahoma before moving to New York to become a writer. She has a cat named Agnes.

As experienced crafters know, there’s no reason to always be rushing over to a hobby store when you have plenty of supplies already lying around the house.

No, I don’t mean your carefully organized stock of glitter, glue, and other fun odds and ends. You’d be surprised by how many things you use everyday that could be transformed into spectacular projects. For instance, there’s no need to toss out your old cookie sheets once they’ve gotten worn out.

Just give them a good rinse and they can be recycled into whole new eye-pleasing works of art that you’ll enjoy just as much as the sweet treats they used to heat up.

You can find just a few amazing options for getting creative with your cookie sheets below, though the only real limit is your imagination.

Have you ever made something new out of your kitchen supplies? Let us know in the comments and be sure to SHARE with your friends!

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1. Magnet Collage

1. Magnet Collage

All you need is some acrylic paint, fabric, and a glue gun to prep this easy and adorable transformation. You can use ordinary magnets or fun ones like those shown above to hold business and greeting cards, notes, photos, and other small objects.

You can find detailed instructions on Sadie Seasongoods.

2. Custom Kitchen Art

2. Custom Kitchen Art

You can use a simple stencil from online or freehand it like artist Kerry Callahan with your own unique design for the perfect addition to your kitchen walls.

3. Kids' Games

3. Kids' Games

Make use of a piece of paper like clever mom Krystal from Eagles Gone South did for her little girl to fill in the blanks of the alphabet, or you can paint directly onto the pan. Either way, the possibilities for fun games are pretty endless!

4. Kitchen Monogram

4. Kitchen Monogram

How precious is this? Crafted by Laura Deely-Marshall with her grandmother’s cookie tray, all it took was some strong glue and stencil to add a charming touch to this old sheet.

5. Dry-Erase Board

5. Dry-Erase Board

This idea from The Crafty Pikachus uses duct tape instead of paint or fabric to turn old trays into DIY dry-erase boards that you can use again and again.

6. Advent Calendar

6. Advent Calendar

Instagramer Kim At Home says her son Payton loves adding to this cute advent calendar, and the idea could easily be re-interpreted for other months as well!

7. Makeup Organizer

7. Makeup Organizer

Keep all of your eyeshadows, foundation, mascara, and other items right within your reach, just as Manda Summers did by adding magnets to the back and painting the pan in your favorite shade.

8. Kids' Car Tray

8. Kids' Car Tray

Mom Sara Milligan relies on a regular cookie sheet to keep those spills from staining her car’s floor. This can be just as useful inside the house, too — even for adults!

9. Monoprint Project

9. Monoprint Project

The folks over at Tinkerlab have all the steps for creating these awesome art projects with your kiddos without making a huge mess.

10. Cookie-Sheet Guitar

10. Cookie-Sheet Guitar

OK, so this project might take the extra mechanical, electrical, and musical know-how of someone like guitar maker Richard McComb, but you have to admit, the result is pretty darn cool!

11. Punched Tin Art

11. Punched Tin Art

You can follow Suzy’s advice on her blog and use the same delightful rooster design, or you can come up with your own custom idea.

Did we miss something crafty you’ve done with an old cookie sheet? Let us know below and be sure to SHARE with your friends!