Home Decor Tutorial: Repurposed Pie Pan

Hmmm... what to do with an old pie pan? After a little home and garage reorganization, I came across a pie pan I couldn't bear to toss out and finally decided to upcycle it. Some pounding, distressing, painting and sewing later, this is what I came up with:


pie pan
Glue Dots® (Craft, Mini)
small circle die punch
square punch
assorted cardstock
Simple Stories notecard
vintage ribbon
vintage button
Sew Easy tool
black thread
white heart doilies
edge distresser
black acrylic paint
Basic Grey paper flower
3 pins

1. Punch a small hole into the top of the pie pan with a circle die and hammer. Smooth surface of pie pan with a hammer if necessary.

2. Create a red cardstock circle to fit the center of pie pan and a dark brown cardstock circle to mat it. Distress edges of both circles.

3. Distress and paint edges of the notecard with a thin coat of black acrylic paint. Set aside to dry.

4. Punch 10 small squares out of assorted cardstock and attach two rows of the squares to the center red circle using Craft Glue Dots®.

5. Run the Sew Easy tool down the center of the two rows of squares and along each side. Sew black thread through the holes.

6. Attach a piece of vintage ribbon toward the bottom section of the center red circle with Mini Glue Dots®.

7. Adhere two layers of heart doilies to the red center circle with Mini Glue Dots® and top with the distressed notecard.

8. Secure a vintage button to the center of the paper flower with a Mini Glue Dot® and attach to the decorated red center circle with a Craft Glue Dot®. Insert three pins into the paper flower.

9. Use Craft Glue Dots® to attach the red center circle to the brown circle mat and then to the pie pan.

10. Thread a piece of vintage ribbon through the small circle from Step 1 and tie a bow.

What I love about this type of project is the ability to add a lot of dimension to a scrapbook-type layout without worrying about embellishments getting squished within an album. I've been wanting to use one of my Basic Grey paper flowers, but have hesitated because of that very concern. Just look at the thickness this type of embellishment would produce:

That's just shy of an inch and makes the perfect embellishment on this repurposed pie pan. Now, I need to figure out what to do with the rest of the pack! ~Danielle

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Disclosure: This blog post was written while participating on the Glue Dots design team.