Cookie Sheet Magnetic Memo Board

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Don't toss that old cookie sheet away! Give it a splashy makeover and upcycle it into a magnetic memo board or message center.
Find all the DIY steps and the materials I used in my full tutorial!
I decided to treat myself to new cookie sheets and was about to put this in the donation pile when I realized it could be repurposed as a magnetic memo board, perfect for my home office (or kitchen).
First, I gave it a makeover with some fresh green paint- it's completely transformed already! Bye-bye scuffs, scars, and rust.
After the paint dried, I attached a swatch of vintage fabric to the pan- I love how it complements the green paint! Find out how I did this in my full tutorial here!
Last step- I gave it a coat of clear sealant to protect the paint finish. Now it's ready to use as a reminder center- business cards, to-do lists, ideas, recipes, phone numbers, you name it.
And if you want to hang it, drill a couple of small holes through the flat handles (on either side), insert a small nut/bolt through each hole, and string picture-hanging wire between them. Right now, mine just leans against the wall- but hanging it would be awesome as well.
Suggested materials:
  • Cookie Sheet   (Kitchen, Thrift Store)
  • Paint   (Home Improvement Store)
  • Fabric   (Thrift Store, Craft Store)
Sadie Seasongoods
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Linda Linda on Jan 13, 2016
    is this a metal tray ? mine looks like that but is a sturdy plastic

  • Lisa Reimer Lisa Reimer on Mar 03, 2016
    What kind of paint do you use?

  • Shi29220786 Shi29220786 on Sep 09, 2017
    Does it make any difference what kind of paint you use - will it still be magnetic regardless of the paint texture

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  • J Smith J Smith on May 10, 2020

    Reminder that this will not work if your cookie sheet is aluminum

  • Janice Janice on Nov 03, 2022

    I think this is a great idea. I think it would be good as a must do reminder right by the door. We are getting up in age and very often forget to bring things to the car when we are leaving the house; this should solve the problem; I think?