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How to Upcycle Cake Tins into Round Floating Shelves

My imagination has been sparked by #OneMetreChallenge being run by Off the Wall. The company is running a competition to see what people can make/create/do with one metre of wallpaper. Regular readers will know that I love to upcycle and recycle – what better than to transform old cake tins into shelving?

Fancy your own round floating shelves?

Round floating shelves -How to create wallpaper lined cake tin shelves from


To line your cake tins with wallpaper  you will need:

  • Cake tin
  • Sandpaper
  • Wallpaper
  • Adhesive – E3200

To make:

Ensure your tin is clean, removing any traces of grease.

Draw round the tin bases on your wallpaper, trim carefully. Check the wall paper fits.

Sand the base of the tins, breaking up the non stick surface.

Clean the surface to remove any dust.

scratched cake tin bases (1 of 1)

Apply glue adhesive to base of the tin.

Apply wallpaper, and weigh down to prevent curling of paper as it drys.

glueing wallpaper to tins, paint pots (1 of 1)

Your cake tin shelves are ready to hang on the wall.

upcycled cake tin shelves (1 of 1)

However if you fancy adding a splash of colour you could spray the sides of the tins.


The biggest dilemma was choosing from the wide variety of wallpapers available:)




Flat baking trays instead? Convert them into magnetic noticeboards.






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Monday 27th of April 2015

I love floating shelves, but these round ones are even more awesome!! Thanks for sharing at Motivational Monday!

Cheryl | TimeToCraft

Thursday 23rd of April 2015

This is such a cute idea. Great way to use old tins. I find it so difficult to part with old tins. I like the idea of lining them with wallpaper. Kind of echoes their former use. #ThriftyThursday

Gina Caro

Thursday 23rd of April 2015

They look fantastic! What a great way to use old cake tins. Thank you for sharing on #ThriftyThursday


Thursday 23rd of April 2015

Such a great idea it that you can reuse something for a pretty wall decoration.

Mummy Fever

Thursday 23rd of April 2015

Very impressive! They look great #ThriftyThursday

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