From Baking Pan to Wall Frame

2 Hours
Have you baked all the brownies you can bake in an old, tired, scratched-up pan? Instead of tossing it, give it a new purpose by transforming it into wall art. From a pan we picked up at an estate sale, learn how to take an old pan and quickly transform it into an unconventional piece of art.
Clean the pan of any debris.. or caked on brownies! If desired, give the baking pan a spray of color to coordinate with the piece of art or photograph you plan to insert into the baking pan.
Once dry, trace the inside shape of the baking pan onto a piece of foam board or heavy cardboard. Print your artwork or photograph onto high quality photo paper or have it professionally printed. Adhere the art - carefully - with spray adhesive spray.
Using some sturdy glue, attach a wall hook to the back of the pan. Once dry, insert your artwork. You may need to glue the art to the inside of the pan if it doesn't snugly fit. Enjoy your unique piece of wall art! If you like quirky ideas, check out my wood letter block toilet roll holder and my astro turf outdoor pillow.
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  • Katy Battenfield Katy Battenfield on Feb 17, 2017
    I'm thinking 3-D art piece, using the depth of the pan for the foreground. Paint/ draw your art, and then add in physical pieces to make it pop! Kids would love that! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • CarolinaGirl68 CarolinaGirl68 on Jul 16, 2017
    Would be a great way to display your child's/grandchild's "artwork"! Most parents/grandparents @ some pt. display various items created by their children/grandchildren in one way or another, whether an actual drawing, hand/footprints or those made into various shapes or w/various messages, 1st time writing their names (or anything!), finger-paint/coloring art, school projects, stories, or awards, hand-made greeting cards, even a simple "I love you" or "Happy birthday" message in the child's precious writing (Lest they want to deal with the awful crying that comes w/discarding something they worked so hard on!)! In the long-term, you could always scan in these special keepsakes & make into a bound photobook w/captions, descriptions, dates, comments about each one, & have a completed book published by co. such as Shutterfly or My Publisher, etc. (completed books make great gifts for long-distance relatives, special friends/family, etc., as well as preserving those special memories/ accomplishments!). In the short-term, keeping w/this project, however, you could scan the "art" in a computer (thus not destroying the orig., if you don't want to risk that), then print it out & apply to the insert, & insert in the "pan frame"-makes a much nicer display than the never-ending barage of work stuck on the frig. w/magnets, fighting for it's rightful place over older items! If you use foam board & can cut it to a size that will stay put without having to glue it in, or use something simple to attach it inside like attachable velcro pieces, you could easily remove/change the artwork any time you like, always featuring the latest accomplishments or having season-appropriate decor! Lots of ways to reuse!