Don’t Toss Your Cookie… Sheet! (Magnetic Memo Board)

Don’t Toss Your Cookie… Sheet! (Magnetic Memo Board)

When I saw this project in Greencraft magazine, it was supremely fortuitous timing. I had just treated myself to new cookie sheets, and was in the process of putting the old ones in my ever-present donation pile.

GreenCraft Magazine cookie sheet repurpose

My inspiration!

Old cookie sheet to be repurposed into a magnetic memo board by Sadie Seasongoods /

No donation for you…

Such an easy project- and really something I can use. My “Blogging” area of the home office is in a state of constant disarray, with piles of business cards, sticky notes to myself, shipping receipts, etc. waiting to be filed away. So a DIY magnetic memo board would be a perfect addition to the office- and a way to keep certain to-do items organized. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Similar to the magazine, I spray painted my cookie sheet, starting with a metal primer first and a pretty garden green color on top.

Painting an old cookie sheet to be repurposed into a magnetic memo board by Sadie Seasongoods /

Oooh, pretty!

But unlike the magazine (which recommended craft paper), I used a piece of fabric from a vintage sheet I had. A sheet on a (cookie) sheet- ha!

Seriously, though- how cute will that be on the green tray?!

Decoupage vintage bed sheet fabric with Mod Podge on a painted old cookie sheet to be repurposed into a magnetic memo board by Sadie Seasongoods /

A lovely pairing…

So I “mod-podged” a piece of sheet fabric on the tray, and let it dry overnight.

Decoupage vintage bed sheet fabric with Mod Podge on an upcycled painted old cookie sheet to be repurposed into a magnetic memo board by Sadie Seasongoods /

Gettin’ sticky with it…

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not 100% skilled at découpage… I need some pointers for that skill!

But it worked out- when all was happy and dry, I had the prettiest magnetic memo board you can imagine!! (I also sprayed a layer of glossy clear coat to the entire thing to protect the paint and decoupaged fabric.)

DIY repurposed cookie sheet magnetic memo board with mod podge vintage bed sheet fabric by Sadie Seasongoods /

Beautifying my office space, one project at a time.

I think I’ll specifically use it to hold business cards. I spend a lot of my time networking with other bloggers or southern artisans that I really admire, and this is a great way for me to remind myself of folks I need to contact.

DIY repurposed cookie sheet magnetic memo board with mod podge vintage bed sheet fabric by Sadie Seasongoods /

Seriously perfect card organizer!

I’m sure craft paper would be pretty on this, but you know me- I like to use what I already have! AND I have a ton of fabric left from that sheet…what should my next project be with it??

And if you’re interested in more DIY/upcycled organization projects, please check out my full collection here before you go!

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  1. This is cute. I am going to have to do something similar but for the kids to play with. Thanks for sharing it gave a great idea.

  2. Fab job Sadie – love the colour

  3. What a great idea! I think I’ll be making one too.

  4. oh man, I had an old ugly stained up sheet that warped every time I used it and I chunked it a couple weeks ago! This would have been such a fun craft to do and put in my sewing room to help track which projects I am working on or other fun notes. I am going to keep an eye out at the yardsales or thrift store for another pan! Great craft idea and appreciate the tute!

  5. What a decorative way to store all those little notes and business cards we all have hanging around. I love your “magnets” too!

  6. I LOVE this idea and it is the perfect gift idea for my husband’s grand daughter. Thank you for sharing!!

  7. Turned out great! Paper would’ve needed to be pieced together to cover such a large area so fabric is the perfect solution. Thanks so much for joining the Make ir Monday party at Etcetorize! Hope to see you again next week.

  8. This is really cute! I didn’t realize you could use mod podge with fabric…good to know! I’m visiting from the Create Link Inspire Party…I’ll be hosting a new one starting Saturdays at 8 pm over at called “Found & Foraged.” I’d love to see you there! xo.

  9. So cute! I am in dire need of replacing my cookie sheets, now I know what to do with the old ones! I’m thinking I’ll make one for me and then do the others for Christmas gifts!

    Thank you for sharing!!

  10. I love this, and now I REALLY want to make one! This might need to be a winter project!

    I just wanted to let you know that I am featuring this post on this week’s Weekend Wind-Down party! You can see it on the blog Friday night at 6, grab a button, and link up new posts! Thanks for partying with us and giving us great content to feature. =)

  11. Yay- one of my fav projects! Thank you for linking up tonight!!! xoxo!

  12. I’m with Laura! So glad you stopped by our linky party! I hope you will stop by the Found & Foraged Linky Party next week too! (Saturday @ 8PM CST) Hope to see you there!

  13. I love this upcycle! That has to be the prettiest cookie sheet memo board ever! Thanks for sharing at On Display Thursday!

  14. I’ve never used Mod Podge. I might have to try this! Thank you so much for linking up at Found & Foraged! Pinned! Hope to see you again Saturday night at 8PM!

  15. What a great idea – I love how everything turned out. I love the green spray paint on the pan! Thanks for linking up with us at Home Matters Linky party!!!!!!

  16. sandi johnson says

    hi do you hang on the wall and if so how. love this diea.

  17. I love this idea! I have an old cookie sheet that I may have to retire soon, so hooray for not wasting it! 😛

  18. Love this! Thanks for sharing on Show Me Saturday!

  19. Honestly, tell me that was not an old cookie sheet you started with! lol….mine looks horrible not even sure paint would help it! LOL…..great job.

  20. magknj72 says

    What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing on Wine’d Down Wednesday

  21. OK.. silly question: I saved this blog a long time ago, i want to make my future daughter in law a set (lge and small ’cause those are the old cookie sheets I have!) I bought some pretty aqua rust-o-leum and have some fab fabric, but, here’s my dilemma? Do I sand the cooking sheets first? How smooth (clean) do these need to be? Also, did you hem the fabric or just stick it on? I am so not-crafty, but I really want to make this work! Thanks!

    • No worries, Amy- I’m happy to help! No need to sand the cookie sheet- I would suggest either using a paint with primer in it (A lot of Rust-o-leum products are already like that) or a primer first, then paint. As far as the fabric goes, I didn’t hem it because I wanted a perfectly flat surface- I also don’t mind a little bit of the frayed look. So I just stuck it on with Mod Podge, raw edges and all. When all that dries, add a coat of polyurethane or clear enamel- that’ll seal everything and the paint won’t scratch off.

  22. Just wondering how you mounted it in the back

  23. This is such a neat idea!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  24. Adorable!

  25. Absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing at TOHOT. 🙂


  26. Oh no, I already threw mine out. but now that I’ve seen what you can do with one I’m going to look at the resale shop now for one. I love the colours you have chosen for your memo board!

  27. Super cute idea! Me likey! And I might even be able to handle this one!

  28. Now I have a reason to replace my old cookie sheet! Great idea!

  29. I love this idea. I did these this & when I get a new one I need to remember to make one. Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight Pinned & sharing

  30. This is such a cute idea!! I might do this in my classroom. Thanks for sharing at The Creative Circle.

  31. Sooo cute!!
    I hope you don’t mind if I link your post to my bi-weekly Link Party “Handmade Café”. My readers will be thrilled to have your tutorial! Thank you.
    Feel free to join our Link Party every other Saturday! You will meet the best crafters from around the world!

  32. I could use this at home AND at work!! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party-and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!

  33. Very nice! My kind of craft…love the flower backround!

  34. I am so making this memo board. A perfect candidate for a make over is lurking around in my cabinet. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm.

  35. What a great way to make something ordinary extraordinary! Thanks for linking up at Welcome Home Wednesdays! You are a feature this week. Congrats!

  36. Mary-The Boondocks Blog says

    So here is a funny story. I have this project saved in one of those boards on HT. This was in the days before I became a blogger. I used this great project for inspiration. I was fangirling over it without knowing who made it or anything. And now here we are and we are actually “friends” haha. Your project preceeded you Sarah. I will now remedy that and pin it properly from the source. Thanks for all the inspiration.

    • Oh my gosh, Mary, I love this story so, so much!!! And to add to your story…that was an early project of mine, done before I really knew what I was doing. And the original pictures (a) didn’t have my watermark and (b) I didn’t think to put MY OWN BUSINESS CARD on the final pic! So I’ve re-shot some of the photos…but when it was super popular, my name was nowhere to be found. Live and learn…

  37. Very cute and functional. Gotta’ love it! Thank you.

  38. VICKI BRANHAM says

    I love this idea. I need one at home and at work. I think I want to make half for magnets and half with cork board for pins. And I want to hang mine, so thanks for the ideas.

  39. Esther Garcia O'Hare says

    I used my mom’s old (50+ years) cookie sheet to hold magnetic spice tins. Painted it barn red & applied rooster decoupage papers from an old Anna Griffith collection.
    It’s leaning against a wall in my kitchen, keeping all of those spice bottles out of the way. I love it because the cookie sheet brings back great memories of all the baking projects Mom & I undertook. So happy that I could repurpose such a great memory maker!

  40. Darlene Aleckson says

    Here’s an idea for some of the leftover sheet,
    Hairbows, they would look so cute with that floral pattern.


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