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2X4: Four Cool Uses for Cookie Sheets

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Jessica
10.07.13

Our #1 use for a cookie sheet? Oatmeal raisin. But when cookie sheets get worn out, the party doesn’t have to stop. Here are four more great ways to use this piece of cookware: 

Photos: Lilyshop / Cottage Arts

Write Notes. Old, worn-out cookie sheets make great chalkboards! All you need is some chalkboard paint and a paint brush. Make sure your cookie sheet is clean, and then give it a coat or two of the chalkboard paint. Let it dry completely. Ta-da! You can write reminders, grocery lists…maybe even a love note or two. Plus, if you used a metal cookie sheet, your chalkboard is also magnetic! For more photos and painting tips, visit Lilyshop.

Organize Everything. Add a few magnets to a cookie sheet, and what do you have? An awesome organization center! It’s really that easy. To make a magnet-covered cookie sheet, drill a small hole in both of the top corners. Cut a piece of craft wire (it should be the same length as the cookie sheet), and then wrap the edges of the wire through the holes. For more details and a great magnet-making trick, check out Cottage Arts.

Freeze Fruit Easily. Smoothies are all the rage these days, but freezing fruit can get a little tricky. If you put a bag of berries or a bunch of peaches in the freezer, you end up with a brick-like ball of fruit that’s tough to break apart. Not fun. Instead, spread your berries out onto a cookie sheet and pop the whole thing into the freezer. After a few hours, your fruit will be frozen and separate! Then, dump the individual berries into a Ziploc bag. They’ll be easy to grab when it’s smoothie-time!

Make a Serving Tray. If you have a cookie sheet that’s over-the-hill, give it a new life with a little bit of felt cloth! For less than $10, your old cookie sheet can become an awesome serving tray (perfect for breakfast in bed). To make a tray, you’ll need a yard of fabric, spray adhesive, scissors, a plastic knife and a cookie sheet. Cut your fabric to size, spray your sheet with adhesive and smooth the fabric onto the tray. For more details and a little secret for making your tray air-bubble free, read: Turn an Old Cookie Sheet into a Serving Tray.

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