There are many different ways, besides cooking, that you can use various pots, pans, trays and metal sheets. Use them to create a theme in your kitchen and you’ll redecorate for next to nothing! That is, if you have those kinds of pans to spare. If not, check dollar-theme stores for cheap pots, pans and cookie sheets that you can use for some or all of these projects.
Greet your kitchen guests with a written message when you start with a cookie sheet. Use peel-n-stick picture hangers to hang the cookie sheet on the wall. You can hang the sheet vertically or horizontally depending upon the design you want to create. Decide what message you want to display. The message can be a poem cut from a magazine, stickers you use to make your own message, or even a picture cut from a magazine. Print the message out directly onto magnetic sheeting or use peel-n-stick magnetic sheeting to create the message or picture. Make many different ones, and any time you want, you can simply take down the former message and put up a new one.
Instead of a cookie sheet you can use a pie pan or cake pan to do something similar. Whether you’re using a cookie sheet, cake pan or pie pan you can easily hot glue ruffled fabric or lace around the outside edges to create a more interesting picture or greeting. You can even make arrangements that feature more than one pan. For instance, print out your favorite recipes, decoupage them to several round cake or pie pans, then hang them in a group or randomly around the kitchen. Skillets work great to make wall hangings, too.
Stack round cake pans to make a spice rack. Purchase wooden dowels from a craft store and use them to make a tiered spice rack. Glue one large, fat dowel right in the center of the first cake pan then glue the second pan on top of the dowel. If you have a large kitchen, and lots of spices, extracts and non-refrigerated sauces you can make a much larger spice rack-type of arrangement by stacking two cookie sheets instead of cake pans.
A pot with no handles, or small handles on each side, looks great as a plant stand. An upside-down cake pan, in particular, with ruffled fabric around the sides, makes a beautiful way to display a kitchen plant or flower. There are lots of ways to use pots and pans besides cooking with them, and when you do, you instantly create an inexpensive and adorable theme!