Pedestal Tray From DIY Upcycle Frying Pan

I have mentioned before on my old post, DIY Upcycle Frying Pan Into Shabby Wall Decoration; that I got lots of un-used frying pan. One of it have to be out of my “junk” collection and up-graded into something useful, yes, a up-cycle project.

At first I wanted to make it into a lovely tray, but then I think it’s too deep to be a standard tray. So, I came up with the idea of making it as a pedestal tray. The shape, the diameter and the depth of the frying pan does better as a pedestal tray. A super cheap pedestal tray, because I only need to buy a leg as the pedestal. It would be better if I got something I can use to serve as a pedestal, but I don’t, so I just bought a wooden sofa leg, ready to use and cheap!

These are only what I need to make a pedestal tray :

  • Un-used frying pan
  • White spray paint
  • A wooden sofa leg
  • Glue


How to up-cycle the frying pan into a pedestal tray?

  1. Take off the handle of the frying pan.
  2. Clean the entire surface, back and front of the frying pan thoroughly. Make sure it’s clean and not greasy.
  3. Glue the wooden sofa leg as a pedestal to the back of the frying pan. Leave it until it completely dry and firm. Now, you got your raw pedestal tray.
  4. Spray paint the pedestal tray evenly with white color paint. Start from the back pan and the pedestal first, let it dry then follow with the front pan and let it dry.
  5. The pedestal tray from un-used frying pan is finished!


Now, you can use the pedestal tray to contain some fruits, cakes, decoration ornaments, succulent arrangement, centerpiece, and more other decorative functional use that you can think of. Super easy and super cheap, right? I’m sure you have an unused frying pan laying somewhere in your home, up-cycle it and have yourself a new functional decoration. Happy up-cycling!



Creative today!

See you soon!



Note: I entered this pedestal tray project to:

  1. A Bit More Time To Craft – More mixed media
  2. Altered Eclectics – Anything goes
  3. Rhedd’s Creative Spirit – August challenge
  4. Craft Rocket Challenge – Anything goes
  5. A Perfect Time To Craft – Anything goes
  6. Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends – Anything goes
Posted by:mel

23 replies on “Pedestal Tray From DIY Upcycle Frying Pan

  1. Hi Mel, a fascinating up cycled project, love the end product, who would have thought of it. Thank you for sharing your clever creation with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.. good luck in the prize draw… Megan DT LPoCF

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  2. Wow!! that is genius! 😀 when I saw the title and the picture, I was wondering “where is the pan? I don’t see the pan” I shall give it a try, thanks for sharing your creativeness with us! ❤

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    1. Wow thanks for your generous compliment, Alicia! 🙂 At first it was only a tray in my head but then suddenly I have this idea of putting some leg and make it into pedestal tray. You should check out my other post after I decoupage it with vintage roses drawing, it looks lovely, well, to me 🙂

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