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Cool & Creative Ways to Use Your Muffin Tins!

Muffin Tin Art

on April 30, 2012

So we all know that you can do lots of things with your muffin tins besides make muffins and cupcakes now right? Lol 😉 Well here is another very cool way to use a muffin tin… some call them repurposed, altered or recycled but what ever you call it it is DEFINITELY ART!!

There are so many different ways to do this that your options are literally endless. Each one is personal and specific to you and your style or if you are making one as a gift (which is also a really good idea) the style of the person you are gifting it to.

This post will have LOT”s of pictures so consider yourself warned 🙂 But there are just so many great ways to make art out of a muffin tin I just HAD to show off my favs! First you need to decide on which type of look you are going for. It can be very modern, very rustic or anywhere in between! After you decide that, round up the type of materials you need for your project, you can buy a new muffin tin and keep it looking shiny and new or you can  add paint or other treatments to get the look you desire. If you want a vintage muffin tin you may have to hunt for just the right one before you can begin, take a look at this beauty I found on Pinterest…

I’m still looking for one like it 🙂 There are plenty of antique shops downtown that I haven’t hit yet, I’m just itchin for some nice weather to make a day of it! A lot of the ones I have for you today include photos. I just LOVE the idea of putting the photos inside the cups and adding embellishments to the tin itself. It makes a very special, very personal gift or display 🙂 This one I found on a blog called Repurposed, I love the way each cup is filled with a family member and the word BLESSED was added, very sweet! This blog has lots other great re-purposing ideas as well, a good find 😉

This next muffin tin is super cool, done up in a 50’s styling and very heart warming, she made it with her grandmother’s photos inside <3. What’s so great about this one is that she gives a step by step tutorial on how she did it. So if you are interested in making one of these this is a good place to go for an idea on how to get started on your own 🙂 Her site is called Made By Marzipan, click the clink to read her tutorial as I won’t have room to post it all for you today, but here are a couple of pictures of it and I must say it’s adorable!!!

               

Here is another wall hanging and this one features two kindred spirits on their wedding day! Like I said above the options are limitless you can make these for any occasion/special memory or to honor someone special it’s up to you 🙂 You can find this one on a blog called Bursts of Creativity. Very Pretty, I like the look of the old rusted muffin tin, very vintage 🙂

                                      

This next one is TOTALLY VINTAGE! It’s a Halloween styled tin called Coven Kitchen Witches, how cute is that?! 🙂 Another Pinterest find, you can link up with the maker of this tin by visiting paintedpony99’s  Etsy site. This item is sold but you can get some great ideas for making one of your own as they tell you what materials were used or if you like their stuff you could purchase something if your not up for making one yourself 😉

These last few do not include pictures but are every bit as entertaining and beautiful. This one also came from Pinterest but unfortunately I can not trace it back to a source. The only think I could find was an expired link but for credit purposes I will include it, it just doesn’t go any where… mel-designs.typepad.com. This bird nest theme is very cute and so country chic. You could come up with any number of themes , what would you do?

This next wall art is definitely a more modern piece and came from a blog called Honest to Nod, (you have to scroll to the bottom of the page and under Nod Networks you will see “Blog” and then search it in the search box) but unfortunately the tutorial is no longer posted or has been removed… but it is pretty neat none the less and if you look VERY closely you can see how they affixed the muffin tins together. You could use zip ties possibly and they must have used something to make them so super shiny (silver spray paint perhaps?)… I bet if you’re really interested in making one you can figure something out 😉

Now here are a couple that you just had to see! Unless you are an artist, these are not DIY, lol! But they were too beautiful not to show you so check out these hand painted muffin tins… I found both on Etsy, the first one here with the sheep is from myheartsdesire1871 and the second one with the salt box houses comes from FlemingFarmDesigns. The detail is amazing! How charming are these?!!!

Before I show you my last piece of art for the day I wanted to show you this gorgeous display. If you can do nothing else with your muffin tin or you just happen to come across one that is too beautiful to alter, here is the perfect way to use it. This display is a work of art all by it’s self! I found it on Songbirdblog.com and couldn’t help myself! So simple yet so beautiful 🙂

Ok now for the last one and this is kind of unusual but it definitely qualifies as ART 🙂 It’s a jewelry display or you could use it as a neat way to store your frequently worn jewelry. It would be an interesting display piece on your dresser for sure!  Check it out on Sweet & Simple Jewelry Design‘s blog. There is a SUPER easy how to there, the trick is finding the right materials 😉

So there you have it folks your very first Muffin Tin Art Show! And you didn’t even have to leave the comfort of your favorite computer spot! (Mine is on the couch with my laptop, lol!) I hope this has inspired you to get creative with your muffin tins or at the very least appreciate muffin tin art! 😉 There is a lot more out there, I just couldn’t possibly post it all but you get the idea! Who knew there was such a niche for muffin tin art?! I love it 🙂

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One response to “Muffin Tin Art

  1. candace says:

    I have that pan you are looking for! And I am trying to come up with some ways to display it and some others I have. Thanks for the ideas.

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