How to make recycled cake pan display shelves

How to make recycled cake pan display shelves

How to Make Recycled Cake Pan Display Shelves

Have you ever wondered how to make something useful out of an old cake pan? With a few simple materials, you can turn a cake pan into a stylish display shelf that can be used to show off your favorite items. This tutorial will show you how to make recycled cake pan display shelves. Read on to learn more!

Gather Materials

Before you can get started on your project, you’ll need to gather the materials you’ll need. The materials you’ll need for this project are:

  • An old cake pan
  • Sandpaper
  • Primer
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Screws
  • Drill
  • Wooden shelf supports
  • Wooden shelf boards

Clean & Prep Cake Pan

Once you have all of your materials, the first step is to clean and prep your cake pan. Start by scraping off any old glue or food residue that may be on the pan. Once the pan is clean, use sandpaper to roughen up the surface so that the primer and paint can adhere better.

Apply Primer & Paint

Once the pan is prepped, you can start applying the primer and paint. Apply a coat of primer to the pan and let it dry completely. Once the primer is dry, apply a coat of paint. You can either use spray paint or brush-on paint, whichever you prefer. Let the paint dry completely before moving onto the next step.

Drill Holes for Shelf Supports

Once the paint is dry, it’s time to drill holes for the shelf supports. The shelf supports will be used to attach the shelf boards to the cake pan. Measure and mark where you want the holes to be, then use a drill to make the holes. Make sure the holes are large enough for the screws to fit through.

Attach Shelf Supports

Once the holes are drilled, you can attach the shelf supports to the pan. Place the supports in the holes and use screws to secure them in place. Make sure the screws are tight so that the shelf supports are secure.

Cut Shelf Boards

Now that the shelf supports are in place, it’s time to cut the shelf boards. Measure the length of the shelf boards that you need and use a saw to cut them to size. Once they are cut, sand the edges so that they are smooth.

Attach Shelf Boards

Now that the shelf boards are cut, you can attach them to the shelf supports. Place the boards on the supports and use screws to secure them in place. Make sure the screws are tight so that the shelf boards are secure.

Add Finishing Touches

The last step is to add any finishing touches you want. You can paint the shelf boards a different color or add some decorations to make it look even more stylish. You can also use hooks or pegs to hang items from the shelf.


Making recycled cake pan display shelves is an easy and fun project that can be done with a few simple materials. All you need is an old cake pan, some paint, screws, and shelf supports and you can turn an old cake pan into a stylish display shelf. With this tutorial, you can create a unique and stylish shelf that will be the perfect addition to any room in your house.

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I'm Nancy Arvel, a passionate blogger and environmentalist. I'm dedicated to reducing waste and helping others learn about the importance of recycling. I have been writing about recycling for over 5 years and have had my work featured on some of the biggest environmental sites. My goal is to make a real difference in the world by educating others about the importance of reducing waste and taking care of our planet. I believe that small changes can make a big difference in the environment, which is why I strive to create content that is both informative and inspiring.

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