I think I may be just a little obsessed with vintage bakeware…. ummm… a little obsessed?!!! lol.
Ok, I guess I’m a lot obsessed.
I can’t seem to not buy pieces when I see them in the thrift stores. It’s especially problematic because they’re usually priced so well around here… like 50 cents to $1 a piece. How can I resist? Well, I most often can’t.
I don’t even bake that much, but I have this unexplainable attraction to these things… especially if they have a lovely aged patina like these two vintage baking pans.
I keep thinking I’m going to repurpose or upcycle all this amazing bakeware, and now I have my chance to do just that with some of it in the December Junk Revision Challenge, which is repurposed gift wrap/container ideas.
I have to thank Lucy from Patina Paradise for inviting me to join the group. I’m very excited about it because among the many things I love to do repurposing is really the most fun for me.
I’m really looking forward to taking part in future monthly challenges, and seeing what everyone else comes up with too. I’m thrilled to be a part of this creative group of bloggers.
Repurposed Baking Pans Gift Box
Its’ very easy to tell that these vintage GSW pans have been baked in many, many times. Check out that patina! In my world a great patina is what separates good junk from bad junk.
Wait a second… is there such a thing as bad patina? I’m not so sure about that. Maybe great patina is in the eye of the beholder… and I’m beholding some great patina here.
Anyway these pans are definitely good junk, and while they’re not identical pans they’re pretty identical in size… and that makes them perfect for a gift box.
The first thing I had to do was figure out how to make these pans into a box without damaging the pans in any way.
Some things I’ll mess with and some things I won’t, and I always follow my gut instinct on this call.
I went into our stash of tapes and found this metal duct tape. It’s the real stuff that’s used around duct work. It’s shiny and awesome, and can be used in so many ways.
I put the pans down side by side and simply taped two sides together.
This acts like a hinge, and the best thing is that to return these pans to their original purpose after the gift has been opened all one has to do is remove that one strip of metal tape. Easy peasy.
Here’s my baking pan box closed.
And now I have to fill it with something of course… and with what else but vintage baking goodies.
I went into my bakeware stashes and found some Christmas themed vintage cookie cutters, some vintage tart cups in three different sizes, a set of measuring spoons, and a set of Foley measuring cups.
I wrapped them all in a festive red tea towel,
and added two Christmas themed hot pads.
In my eyes these pans are patina perfect, but I did want to pretty the box up a bit so I wrapped it in a wide piece of lace ribbon. I just taped the lace down on the bottom.
Then I wrapped and tied it with a tartan Christmas Ribbon, making sure it was tight so the box holds together well.
Then I wrapped some jute twine around the box and tied a Williams-Sonoma glass snowman chef ornament that I just thrifted this week. I love the little baker’s hat.
Then all it needed was a Christmas pick, which I glued onto the ribbon with my glue gun.
Everything used in this repurposed baking pans project was thrifted, except the jute twine, so it didn’t actually cost that much to put together.
I think it’s a perfect gift for that special baker friend or family member who loves vintage bakeware just as much as they love baking. Do you know someone like that?
Or someone who loves vintage bakeware just as much as they love eating someone else’s baking. lol. Do you know someone like that? Well, you know me… so I guess you do. 🙂
Be sure to check out all the links below for some fun and fabulous repurposed gift wrapping/container ideas.
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time… keep on keepin’ on.