How to Upcycle Cake Tins into Round Floating Shelves

How to Upcycle Cake Tins into Round Floating Shelves

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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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