How To Make A Repurposed Baking Pan Gift Box

It’s so easy and pretty quick to make a repurposed baking pan gift box for a that extra special Christmas gift.

I have a thing for vintage baking pans.

Honestly, I can’t seem to not buy them when I see them in the thrift stores. They’re usually pretty cheap, like 50 cents to $1, so that makes pieces pretty hard for me to resist.

They can be repurposed in so many ways like organizing my craft studio shelves, and for desk drawer storage,

How to Make a Gift Box out of Baking Pans

repurposed vintage baking pan gift box

These vintage GSW pans are obviously responsible for a lot baked goodness, and while they’re not identical pans they’re very similar in size.

And that makes them perfect for a gift box.

how to make a repurposed baking pan gift box

The first thing I needed to do was attach the two pans together.

I went into my 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.

putting together a repurposed baking pan gift box / Thrifty Rebel Vintage

I put the pans down side by side and simply taped two sides together.

Making a repurposed baking pan gift box / Thrifty Rebel Vintage

This acts like a hinge, and can just be removed to use the pans after the gift has been given.

Easy peasy!

Making a repurposed baking pan gift box

Here’s my baking pan box closed.

Now comes the fun part…. filling it with baking goodies.

How to Fill Your Baking Pan Gift Box

Filling a repurposed vintage baking pan gift box with baking supplies

I went into my bakeware stashes and found some vintage Christmas themed cookie cutters.

Some vintage tart tins in three different sizes.

A set of stainless steel measuring spoons.

And a set of Foley stainless steel measuring cups.

Filling a repurposed vintage baking pan gift box with kitchen linens

I wrapped them all in a festive red tea towel, and placed the whole kit-n-kaboodle in the box.

How to make a repurposed vintage baking pan gift box

There was a little more room in the box so I added two Christmas themed hot pads.

Wrapping lace around vintage baking pan gift box

In my eyes, these pans are pretty patina perfect, but I decided to pretty the box up a bit.

I wrapped it in a wide piece of lace ribbon… just taping the lace down on the bottom of the pan.

Ribbon and lace on vintage baking pan gift box

On top of that I wrapped and tied a tartan Christmas Ribbon, making sure it was tight so the box holds together well.

How to make a repurposed baking pan gift box

Then I tied some jute twine around the box and tied a Williams-Sonoma glass snowman chef ornament onto that.

I love the little baker’s hat. So cute!

And one last touch… a  Christmas pick to add that little extra something.

I just glued it onto the ribbon using my glue gun.

How to make a repurposed baking pan gift box

I think this baking pan gift box full of baking goodies is a perfect gift for that special baker friend or family member who loves vintage bakeware just as much as they love baking.

New baking pans would work just as well too.

Just make the box pretty with some Christmas ribbon and decorations and it’ll be fabulous.

Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!


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  1. Tuula this is SUCH a great idea!! Love the way you finished off the box too – so pretty!

    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Thanks so much Lauren!

    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Thanks Florence! I’d love to taste the baked goods that are made by person who gets this gift box. lol.

  2. I’d like to be on your Christmas gift list! I just made a new coffee cake recipe with 8×8 pans; I thought you were going to put BAKED GOODS into the pan! Fifty years ago my mother wrapped shower gifts in dish towels; glad to see other people continue the tradition! I hoard cooky cutters by sell the duplicates; think I’ve been wrong. Maybe what does go this year will be upcycled!

    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Thanks Kathy! It was a lot of fun to put this gift box together. I love repurposing vintage bakeware so it was double fun for me. Since I’m not really a big baker I’d love to get this filled with baked goods too. 🙂

      1. Happy Thanksgiving Tuula (and family!). I love to cook and bake–mostly fairly simple stuff and I jokingly say my name will be right up there with Betty Crocker, Duncan Hines, Kathy Allen, and Hilda Pillsbury (Made that one up). Friends gave me Xlg zucchinis that are keeping cool in the cellar so I can make chocolate zucchini cakes and z. bread for the holidays!

        1. Tuula McPhee says:

          Thanks Kathy! Happy Thanksgiving to you. Lucky you to have such wonderful friends to give you zucchini. Chocolate zucchini bread is one of my favourite things. So delicious!

  3. What a terrific idea, Tuula! I might steal this for wrapping my daughter’s presents as I also got her a Kitchen-Aid hand mixer for Christmas {she doesn’t have one, yet… :)} . This would be perfect as an add on to help her with her baking. Happily pinning and will share on FB. Thanks and happy decorating!

    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Thanks so much Barbara! I appreciate the shares. 🙂

  4. Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing it at Vintage Charm!

    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Thanks very much Cecilia!