Trash to Treasure - Baking Pans to Holiday Decor

Over the long weekend I got some more work done for my small business, Little Vintage Cottage.

Upcycled baking pans

I grabbed some more random junk from the garage pile o' projects!


No... I didn't bake a cake! ;o)

Instead my plan was to turn these into some fun fall and Halloween decor!


The bundt pans first got a coat of red spray paint. The round cake pans were painted black but I forgot to take a picture of that.


Then everything got a few coats of Harvest Orange craft paint.


This is what I made with the bundt pans. I'm sure you've seen these on Pinterest. I sanded the high spots on the pans and cut some oak leaves from vintage book pages.


The book page leaves were paired with a silk flower leaf and clamped onto some jute twine with a clothes pin that I stamped with the word "Fall".


I also added some small springs from a mattress I found at the dump. My dad and I took part of the mattress apart for the large bed springs and these little ones were an added bonus.


I love how these turned out! I have another, smaller one in the works now. For some reason the spray paint is not drying as fast as usual so it'll have to wait.

Now for the cake pans I needed some more goodies.


I had all these in my rusty parts and pieces stash!


I created some junk pumpkins!! This one got a paint can opener mouth, cast iron star and rusty washer eyes, and a little metal counter sample nose!

They were so fun to make, no real rules and I finally got to use some of my rusty junk!!


This one has a flower shaped drawer pull and "Lucky" bottle cap eyes, and some weird random things for his nose and mouth.


They both got drawer pull stems and little tendrils made from green floral wire!



My inspiration for both of these pan projects was from Laurel at {Chipping with Charm}.

7 comments

  1. I'm glad you did some of these! I ran across the post about them, or a similar one just a couple of days ago. I love them--especially the junk ones!

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  2. These turned out great Tania! I love junk projects that turn out this amazing. I especially love the faces of your junk pumpkins, and the drawer pull toppers with the wire tendrils are fabulous.

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  3. Those pumpkins are adorable! I would love one to decorate with for Fall! Thanks for the idea! Love your bundt pan with the leaf and spring...too cute!

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  4. I adore your bunt ( only way sp. ck would spell it ) pant's. I would buy one in a heartbeat. I've seen them done before, but your's I love !! I really like the whimsy of your cake pan's also. Wonderful job !!!! TT

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  5. So adorable! I love the bundt pans so much! I think I need to make one...if I can find a used one. I haven't been thrifting in months!

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