Hi Deborah, her's a few ideas to inspire you - https://www.diyncrafts.com/24361/repurpose/25-repurposing-ideas-pots-pans-simply-amazing Have fun!!
Here are some cool reuse ideas https://www.ecolutionhome.com/blog-to-table-posts/7-cool-ways-to-upcycle-old-pots-and-pans/
Here are some more upcycle ideas https://www.diyncrafts.com/24361/repurpose/25-repurposing-ideas-pots-pans-simply-amazing
Old cookie sheets make great magnet boards when repainted and decorated, and pots make great planters!
Here are a couple of ideas on Hometalk for re-purposing:
How about turning an old fry pan into a bird feeder?
Deborah: maybe this will help
Here is a cute idea: https://theownerbuildernetwork.co/repurposed-pot-lid-projects/?utm_content=bufferd77db&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer
Use them as planters or for storage in the kitchen and other rooms.
Here are some ideas for recycling old pots and pans: https://www.marthastewart.com/1539762/how-to-recycle-old-pots-pans-cookware
Here are some ideas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rbemzsgu16o
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Cut the handles off and use as Planters. Hang them up and fill partially with soil and a plant or fill with water or food for the birds. Make a Birdbath. Make a Mobile using the lids. Turn them upside down and make a drum kit for children - Use the Lids as Symbiles. Arrange into a circle, and then Place Frying pan on top of them to make a water feature or herb garden. Best wishes