Recycled Crafts – Faux Tin Tiles from Disposable Cookie Sheets!

How to make beautiful faux tin tiles with just a disposable aluminum cookie sheet! 

welcome to Suzys Sitcom!

Recycled crafts are one of my specialties.  Embossing disposable cookie sheets is an easy technique and creates amazing art.  Beautiful faux tin tiles!

how to make faux tin tiles from cookie sheets

Want to know how?

This fun project is one of the most popular craft ideas on the Sitcom!  And that is saying a lot.  The Sitcom currently features over 200 fun craft tutorials!  

I’m always on the look out for interesting things to make out of the unexpected.  Disposable aluminum cookie sheets can be found at your local party supply store.

This simple embossing and paint technique turns a disposable pan into a work of art.

AND… this project comes with 12 free downloadable patterns!

faux tin tiles from disposable cookies sheets

Want to learn how to make this fun project?  And get the 12 free patterns? Click here!

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  • Jolene February 13, 2018, 9:41 pm

    Where do you buy the patterns to roll the tin over to get the design

  • cheryl July 26, 2017, 3:04 pm

    as a back splash around the stove: will they hold their shape when cleaning?

  • Mary June 15, 2017, 8:54 pm

    Just joined. Very excited to try your styrofoam no sew quilting. Everything looks like so much fun. You are lucky to be very talented. Thank you for sharing.

  • Annamarie June 1, 2017, 6:30 am

    Hi there from South Africa, you are truly blessed to be so gifted, you are
    such an inspiration to me I am definitely going to try some of your wonderful creations. May God Bless you for being willing to share your
    talent to other non talented. Love

    • Susan Myers June 2, 2017, 9:15 am

      Hi Annamarie,

      Thank you so much for your kind words!


  • Linda October 27, 2016, 11:12 am

    Fabulous!!!! Could you do a whole slew of these and paste them on your wall for a back splash? Would they be durable enough???

    • Rose May 26, 2017, 11:42 pm

      I would like to know this also. I am moving into a new apt with no back splash and this is lovely.

      • Susan Myers June 2, 2017, 9:17 am

        Hi Rose!

        Yes, this idea can be used as a backsplash. I have several readers who have done this. The metal is surprisingly sturdy when embellished and can be wiped down without damaging it. Would love to see what you come up with!


  • Hilary September 28, 2016, 1:36 am

    Have just stumbled on your site while looking for some new crafting ideas – and this is just brilliant, your tiles are beautiful!! I was thinking of using one square in Christmas colours to make the centre of a card… I’ll let you know if it works! Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Susan Myers October 4, 2016, 12:36 am

      Hi Hilary!

      I love that idea!!! Would love to see what you come up with! Thank you so much for the kind words!

  • Zel Sayre September 18, 2016, 8:29 am

    Just happened upon your site. Love the “camper” potholders! Will have to make them for our 5th wheel. Also loved your “pupper” placemat as my German Shorthair is pretty sloppy with her water bowl, so perfect for the RV as well. Thank you!

    • Susan Myers September 18, 2016, 1:57 pm


      Thank you so much! Would love to see what you make! And maybe we will meet on the road sometime. It is definitely a small world out there!


  • MisChalaneous June 20, 2016, 7:31 am

    Just found your site, having searched & found the Faux Bronze Clock craft as inspiration for upcycling the toilet paper rolls & sundry cardboard tubes that my boys & I have been saving for a summer craft project. I LOVE this faux tin project as well!

    Thanks for sharing your talent & letting your light shine to the world.

    • Susan Myers June 23, 2016, 1:21 pm

      Hi! Thank you for the kind words! I’m so glad you are enjoying my tutorials! Would love to see what you come up with!


  • Susan wilson January 26, 2016, 11:40 pm

    Girl this is just plain cooell!!! I will be following you from here on. This was genius thanks so much .

  • Linda December 2, 2015, 3:19 pm

    Great idea. Do you think these would be suitable for tiling behind my stove and counter backs?

    • Susan Myers December 5, 2015, 11:36 am

      Hi Linda!

      Yes! In fact that is what I used mine for. I have many readers who have sent me photos of their backsplashes, kickboards on stairs and even ceilings!

      Would love to see what you come up with!


  • Elizabeth Atwater Menes November 16, 2015, 4:22 pm

    Thank you for this lovely tutorial. This technique was just what we needed to make a beautiful 18″ doll scale “antique” Chanukah Menorah for our American Girl doll Rebecca.

    We posted our YouTube video tutorial of the whole process here:

    And our Newsletter entry with even more details and our free Chanukiya template is here:

    Thank you again!!

  • Emma July 2, 2015, 1:04 am

    I found this blog in pinterest. Loved the illustrations. Last year my son was rehabbing our ancestral house in Toronto, he got a few frames from the Bayview Metals of Ajax. I just wished that I’ve read this blog before a couple of months. Would have been an excellent DIY for me.

  • Brenda Hartten June 10, 2015, 7:23 pm

    This is sooo wonderful! I have a hand made doll house that I am refurbishing and wanted tin ceiling tiles, but have not been able to find them in the right size paterns…Problem solved!! Thsnk you so very much!!

  • Kary Towles May 7, 2015, 11:21 am

    These are awesome and I think I just found my “unique” backsplash for my kitchen! Thanks so much!!!

    • Teri LaRocqu3e February 13, 2017, 8:24 am

      Wouldn’t the pressure from cleaning your backsplash ruin the pattern?

      • Susan Myers February 15, 2017, 9:38 pm

        Hi Teri,
        Once embossed, the aluminum is surprisingly sturdy. Cleaning the backsplash is not a problem.


  • Em May 6, 2015, 3:43 am

    What a genius idea. We have original tin ceilings in an older home and should we need to replace one in a pinch, this could do nicely. I have a list of crafts to try and this is getting added for sure. I just love the cleverness of making tins out of aluminum trays. Thanks for sharing your patterns. Great job.

  • Robin April 19, 2015, 4:44 pm

    Thank-you for all the instructions on the projects.

    2 projects I will be working on:

    1- the tile (need to make certain small size for our camper)
    2- pocket book organizer.(will make a couple for my daughter and sisters.
    need and love them both.
    Craft on Suzy! You are Amazing!

  • Linda J April 5, 2015, 12:11 am

    So creative! Daughter & son-in-law rehabbed my parents small home after cleaning layers of cigarette smoke, grime, grease, etc. from previous resident. They used tin to surround the stove corner walls, but have gaps around the two visible switch plates. Have been looking for something to fill in & embellish those spaces. This looks like it could be the solution. Can’t wait to try it out at least. Thanks for sharing the tutorials & patterns.

    • Susan Myers April 18, 2015, 12:55 pm

      Hi Linda!
      That sounds like a great idea! Would love to see what you come up with!!


  • barb March 21, 2015, 10:01 am

    Hi, Suzy: Sorry for being a pest: can you give me an example of ‘spray primer’ and is the acrylic specifically for painting metal or is it metallic color? Many thanks – you see I am needed to read each and every detail til I get the nerve up – and I will!

    • Paula December 27, 2017, 8:55 pm

      I had the same question about the spray primer because the link is to spray sealer which I don’t think it would allow paint to adhere. I did see a clear primer on walmart site. The acrylic paint should be just craft paint. Matte or metallic color would just be a personal choice.

      • Susan Myers December 28, 2017, 12:25 pm

        Hi Paula!

        Thanks! I’ll look into changing that link. I found on later projects that you get a whole different look by spraying the project with a black primer before beginning. Either way works well.


  • Kathy Kendrick March 17, 2015, 8:19 am

    This is such an amazing idea and it is beautiful you are very talented.

  • Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule January 2, 2015, 12:37 pm

    Saw these over at Gail’s round up! Wow, simply amazing!!!!


  • Anonymous December 11, 2014, 12:41 pm

    Can you use aluminum foil instead of aluminum pans

    • Anonymous May 2, 2016, 1:16 pm

      Foil would be too thin.

  • Janina October 10, 2014, 2:58 pm

    WOW!!!!! This is just stunning, what beautiful work! You are very talented. I am pinning this and one day I may get brave enough to attempt it myself.

    • Susan Myers October 15, 2014, 8:40 am

      Thank you so much! You will be surprised at how easy it is! Would love to see what you come up with!


      • Debbie Lu2 January 9, 2018, 12:00 pm

        If using as back splash behind stove what would you use to clean it with? Your talent is amazing….thank you!

        • Susan Myers January 10, 2018, 12:59 pm

          Thank you, Debbie! I simply use a little windex and a sponge to clean mine. If you are going to use it as a backsplash, just be sure to add a coating of clear sealant on top of the paint.


  • Dana77 August 19, 2014, 10:41 pm

    I just came across your site today, looking for diy tin tile, thank you so much for posting! I looked at two home materials stores and only found fake plastic tiles, this has so much more character! I’ll be trying it tomorrow, to use in my ’72 vintage trailer as a backsplash. Thanks again!

    • Susan Myers August 20, 2014, 12:24 pm

      Oh wow! Would LOVE to see your finished project!


      • Dana77 August 22, 2014, 6:04 pm

        Definitely! Just a note-at our dollar tree store, the pans had raised designs on the bottom, so I found mine at Party City.

  • Helene June 6, 2014, 10:14 am

    Well, just came across Susie and i think i am in love! I am working on her faux stained glass tutorial and this is next. going to party city to look for “tin” in the morning. haven’t crafted for a while and really miss it. Thanks to Susie, back at it.

  • Patrice May 17, 2014, 7:27 pm

    I think I could spend every waking moment creating from all the incredible ideas you have. Thanks for being so willkng to share!!

    • Susan Myers May 18, 2014, 7:51 pm

      Hi Patrice!

      Thank you so much for your kind words! You made my day!


  • Sheila April 16, 2014, 10:13 am

    WOW… these ideas are amazing! Great tutorials…very helpful, thanks so much. I was looking for a timeless craft idea for a Women’s church group, and this was perfect!! I think they will love this, and we can do something with this each year, and still have something made using the same techniques they previously learned, and end up with something different each year. Again, THANKS!!!

  • Debbie April 8, 2014, 4:39 pm

    Do you sell these? Would love to have some purple ones!!

  • Salla March 7, 2014, 10:16 am

    Greetings from Finland!
    Thank you for the tutorial! This is such a lovely idea! I think they would also look lovely on a piece of old wood, like recyckled pallets for example, don’t you think? I used to make little boxes of soda cans, and now I’m definitely going make these tiles – or fail trying. lol Great job! 🙂 And thanks again!

  • Lynn March 7, 2014, 8:33 am

    Hi Suzy!
    Just came upon your site today. And I love it!!! I think I can actually do this tin craft!!! Your work is absolutely beautiful and so creative. Just what I’ve been looking for!!! Thank you…thank you…thank you for all of your fabulous ideas and your excellent explainations!

    • Susan Myers March 7, 2014, 8:36 am

      You are very welcome!! Thank you so much for the kind words! Would love to see what you make!


  • cindy February 18, 2014, 12:28 am

    Wow! What an inspiration you are. I love this and the toilet paper roll ideas. Just found your website tonight so I will look around some more. You are a genius!

  • Sara R July 19, 2013, 5:05 pm

    I am so excited to try this. It would look amazing in my kitchen! I am running into a problem. I absolutely cannot find any aluminum cookie sheets. Help!

    • Susan Myers July 19, 2013, 8:28 pm

      Hi Sara,

      You can find disposable aluminum cookie sheets at any party supply store like Party City. Lately, I’ve been using the disposable lids meant for buffet trays. You can get them at Party City for about 80 cents each.

      Hope that helps!

  • johnny kruse July 4, 2013, 11:00 am

    Just what I’ve been looking for!!! I want to do these as a backsplash on my new house!!! 🙂 what would be a good way to attach to the wall ? can I just put it over existing wall paper?? I’m excited!!! 🙂 thank you!

    • Susan Myers July 6, 2013, 2:12 pm

      Hi Johnny,

      I used mine for a backsplash behind the stove, but I put mine on a bulletin board. If you like the idea with the thumbtacks, it might work well putting them on the wall that way. Otherwise, for a more permanent hold, you could consider a glue meant for metals.

      Whatever you decide, would love to see your finished project!

  • Jellymom July 2, 2013, 12:32 pm

    WOW this rocks! Love the boho look of it for my kitchen backsplash. Thank

  • Enilde May 26, 2013, 7:25 pm

    Lindo seu trabalho, ainda mais porque moro em São Luís, Maranhão, Brasil, cidade colonizada por Portugueses, cujos azulejos dos antigos casarões, são do mesmo padrão. Mas não entendo que folha de alumínio é essa que você fala. Vou nas casas de festas para ver se encontro. No caso, o alumínio das latinhas servem? Beijos e parabéns!

  • Caroline May 10, 2013, 3:15 pm

    I found this on Pinterest & had to come see how? It’s beautiful, so creative, clever, love it!! TFI 🙂

  • Sally May 6, 2013, 9:19 pm

    I really like this project!

    I’m having some trouble finding the patterns though. The pattern page only links back to this page.

    Could you please post a link directly to the patterns?

  • Lis May 6, 2013, 10:43 am

    Oh I do love to work with tin and aluminium! Thank you so very much for taking the time to make such great tutorials.
    I was wondering why you prime the tiles and then apply metallic paint? I have been making a lot of Xmas ornaments from soda cans and find that they are just so nice and shiny if I simply use Sharpies or some other permanent marker on them, then spray varnish to seal.

    • Susan Myers May 9, 2013, 10:48 am

      Sharpies are definitely a good choice, and you are right, you don’t have to use primer for them. I love the look of metallic paints, so in order to add them, it requires primer. Otherwise, they peel right off.

      Thanks so much for stopping by! There will be lots of new patterns in the future!

  • Deb April 5, 2013, 12:36 pm

    We must have been sisters in another life… 🙂 I got here through a Favecrafts Quilting link for your Windmills at Night pattern and haven’t left… this cookie sheet bit is a source I never thought of for embossed tin/metal art, and I’m usually the one that looks at stuff for ‘not for purpose intended’. D’oh!!!!!!!!!! Wish I would have bought this clue a long time ago… and you do it so well! Kudos dear, and thank you! You do such great stuff!

    • Susan Myers April 5, 2013, 2:15 pm

      Hi Deb!

      Thank you for your kind words! You totally made my day! The cookie sheet art is my current favorite project.

      And I’m so glad you found some things on the Sitcom that you would like to try. Please send photos if you create something based on one of my projects or patterns and I’d love to feature you!

  • Cecilia April 4, 2013, 10:43 pm

    Susie don’t tell my husband, but I think I just fell in love with you! So many ideas so little time!

    • Susan Myers April 7, 2013, 12:46 am

      Thanks for the kind words, Cecilia! You totally made my day!

  • Bhuvana March 28, 2013, 11:37 pm

    This is a brilliant idea, I love when you can recylce an ordinary thing into an extraordinary masterpiece. Thanks for the beautiful step by step tutorial.

  • natashalh March 24, 2013, 3:01 pm

    Beautiful! I’ve embossed small pieces of aluminum can before, but I just never thought to take it on as a large scale project!

  • Beethoven February 23, 2013, 3:47 pm

    I have looked unsuccesfully in several places for similar cookie sheets. Where did you find these sheets? I think this could be a good lesson for school if I can find some. Budget money is scarce this time of year.

    • Susan Myers February 24, 2013, 1:31 pm


      The best place to find disposable cookie sheets without patterns in them is Party City or any other party supply store. In fact, lately I’ve been using the disposable aluminum lids that they sell for buffet tables. They are inexpensive at less than 80 cents a piece.

      Hope that helps! If your class makes the project, I would love to feature them on the Sitcom!

      Suzy Myers

  • Helen February 22, 2013, 1:00 am

    What a cute idea! I need a temporary backsplash since I can’t do any permanent changes to my apartment. I will definitely be giving this a try !

  • Jan February 14, 2013, 8:47 am

    Great idea! I did some projects with soda cans last summer and you can easily cut them with scissors.
    Love this look! I’m also thinking of a back splash!


  • Stephanie Waymen February 11, 2013, 12:49 pm

    Excellent tutorial, pinned to several of my boards!

  • varsha praveen February 6, 2013, 8:44 pm

    I wanted to know if sharpies would work instead of the metallic acrylic paint. I am trying to do a project with kids.

    • Susan Myers February 7, 2013, 8:19 pm

      Possibly. I will have to experiment and let you know. Seems that it might be a good solution. Also- color isn’t a necessity. The tiles look great just simply embossed.

  • Ann/alba January 26, 2013, 3:09 pm

    Hi susie I keep coming back to this project . So beautiful .
    I would love to know the brand & color of the paints you used on this project they would really look wonderful in my Kitchen, I can’t find a Back-splash I like I have the pattern I want to do searching for the colors I like has been more trouble than its worth….
    The colors you chose will match and do the project i want to do pop.
    Have a good one.Ann/alba

    • Susan Myers January 27, 2013, 8:22 pm

      Hi Ann!

      The brand is Folk Art Metallics Acrylic Paint, colors are:

      Blue Opal, Peridot, Plum, and Mica Gold. For lines, I used Folk Art black enamel (watered down a bit)

      Would love to see what you make!

  • Kimberly January 25, 2013, 9:04 am

    These are amazing. I would like to cover my block fireplace with these to give it some character. Thank you for sharing this idea. I love it!

  • Brenda. Law January 23, 2013, 11:23 pm

    I have done these using inks for the color. Love them.

  • Twinmum December 7, 2012, 7:47 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing. This is beautiful. You are a brilliant artist!

  • ChayaGallery December 7, 2012, 8:16 am

    How clever you are ! I’ll definitely be trying this !

  • Keeron November 13, 2012, 10:10 am

    These are fabulous! What kind of primer did you use?

    • Suzy November 13, 2012, 10:19 am

      Thank you! I used Krylon black primer for metal. Just a light coat is all you need to ready it for the paint.

      • Nancy Cornett June 10, 2013, 10:50 am

        This project is wonderful! I’ve done some painting on metal with various things and have had problems with it staying on. I think your primer idea may be the answer. I see you said you used BLACK Krylon primer for metal. But the pictures don’t look like they have black on them. Will you please confirm about the color primer you used?


        • Susan Myers June 10, 2013, 10:58 am

          Hi Nancy,

          You are right. The picture is not correct. This post has been up for over a year and you are the first to mention it. The photo is actually showing my first attempt. The paint peels right off. Primer is totally necessary. I switched to black primer because it fills in all the crevices with black- less outlining needed in the end.

          Thank you for pointing that out. I need to go back and find the right photo!

          • Nancy Cornett June 10, 2013, 11:23 am

            Thanks for the update. Now that you mention it, I can see the black outlining on your finished piece. It adds a lot. Then I also looked at your fish aluminum cookie tin project. You clearly show the black in the process there.

            I’ll be picking up some primer this week!

    • Keeron November 13, 2012, 4:56 pm

      Thank you sooooo very much! You are one of the most creative people I have ever seen! Just amazing! Thank you also for sharing your creative knowledge 🙂

  • Beckie September 18, 2012, 9:14 am

    This project ROCKS!!!! I would have never thought of this and LOVE the colors….

  • jan jones September 7, 2012, 10:05 am

    I just wanted to share what I discovered purely by accident. You may already know this, so forgive me if I am repeating. I did not have any plain pans, so I decided to see if I could smooth out the light indentations on the pan I had. I was holding it against the surface of my textured refrigerator, and it took out the indentations, and left the pan textured. Now I am looking all over for textures inside and outside my house. I think it would be beautiful to texture, then add the designs from your templates! And it is handy if you cannot find the plain pans.

    • Suzy September 8, 2012, 9:21 pm

      Hi Jan,

      The last few projects that I made, I smoothed out the pans. I didn’t think about the texture thing, though. Now you have me thinking in a whole other direction! Thank you so much! I would absolutely love to see your creations when you are done!

  • jan jones September 6, 2012, 7:40 am

    these are WONDERFUL!! I have an ugly plywood door to the attic on my bedroom ceiling, and I have been wanting to get some of those old tine tiles to put on there, but they are SO expensive! Now I can duplicate the look, and use my own design for the pattern. Thank you so much for posting this! I will definitely be doing this soon. My husband just bought some of the foil pans at Publix the other day, and I think I already have the colors of paint I need! Yea!!

    • Suzy September 8, 2012, 9:39 pm


      I would absolutely love to see your finished project! Keep in touch!! I bet it will be just beautiful.


  • Annie August 31, 2012, 3:48 pm

    Lovely work, thanks for thr class

  • Monica August 29, 2012, 10:39 am

    I am so in love with your faux tin tiles, I have so many projects in mind for these, a new headboard for my bed covered in these tiles, kitchen backsplash, plus I have a book that I bought years ago, just cause it’s a beautiful book that has illustrations in it from every era from practically the beginning of time, Morrocan, Roman, Turkish, and I could blow up the illustrations and copy it on tin and have some other design options, although yours are beautiful and I will definitely start there…but I have a question, what kind of primer did you use, was it clear? And what kind of sealer did you use, shouldn’t it be like a polyurethane to make it waterproof, since I will be using it around my sink, and what do you think about glueing the whole “tile” to something, I don’t know what, yet to make it so I don’t need to thumbtacks cause that would leave a gap that water could get behind, I’m thinking in the case of the backsplash! I do hope you answer my questions cause I want to start this now!!! Thankyou!

  • dana August 22, 2012, 12:25 pm

    these are gorgeous. since I am “drawing challenged” I was sondering if you could post your template drawings for us to print. or is there a site for such things. I love this and want to put it as a backsplash in our 125 year old home…it would be perfect for the period. thank you!!!!

  • Tammy August 22, 2012, 5:52 am

    Where did you find the metallic acryllic paint in these colors. At Hobby Lobby and Michaels they had very few colors, mainly gold, silver, black, red. None of the pretty colors like you used.

  • Judy Miller August 21, 2012, 2:50 pm

    I love this and want to do it for my back splash. However, wondering if they will hold their design shape during cleaning. On a backsplash you need to rub pretty hard sometimes.

    • Suzy August 21, 2012, 2:54 pm

      They are surprisingly sturdy. They could handle a cleaning with a sponge, but scrubbing might not be a good thing for them. If I were you, I’d try making just one and testing it out.

      Suzy Myers

      • Latisha January 31, 2013, 6:57 am

        If using for a backsplash, I’d suggest to seal them with varnish/polyurethane to protect them.

  • LAB August 10, 2012, 8:55 pm

    Holeee WOW!
    This is DEFINITELY something I’m going to do! Perfect backsplash for my kitchen that I’ve been stumped with for months!!!!! Thank YOU!

  • Carrie August 10, 2012, 4:25 pm

    These are super cool! Thanks for sharing! Your tutorial is great.

  • Nadine July 30, 2012, 10:55 pm

    How very clever! I am wondering how much my hubby would hurt me if I bought a gross of aluminum pans to do the ceiling in my kitchen!! Love this project and idea…I remember doing something like this in art class a long long time ago!

  • Julie July 30, 2012, 7:09 pm

    Love this project! Your tiles are gorgeous! Can you tell me where you found disposable cookie sheets with no design on them? Thanks.

  • Anonymous July 23, 2012, 9:49 am

    You did a wonderful job creating the six patterns. Your tiles are GORGEOUS!

  • Jenn July 22, 2012, 8:21 pm

    This is amazing and beauiful! I’m thinking of ripping the carpet off my stairs and doing this on the risers (back side of stairs, not flat part). I’m not sure if this is practical for that with shoes surely to hit it, etc. Any thoughts?

  • Kim Phenicie July 22, 2012, 1:59 pm

    Oh we LOVE these! Wanted to stop by to let you know we featured you today.
    Thanks for the inspiration!


  • Sunny's Life in Rehab July 20, 2012, 8:07 am

    Woman, you frighten me. Really. I haven’t been over here in wayyyyyyy too long, I spot these gorgeous tiles on Pinterest, and to whom does the project belong??? YOU!!! These are gorgeous, and I’m hitting the Dollar Tree today. Period. I have a party over on my blog to hack Z Gallerie, and this is just what I need to create a hack…so I guess it’s a double hack!

  • Anonymous July 18, 2012, 11:40 am

    If you can’t find plain cookie sheets you can also use the foil lids for the large disposable foil steam pans. The lids are flat and smooth and can be trimmed to size.

  • Sharon Reifers July 18, 2012, 2:29 am

    I have not been able to find a plain, flat bottomed disposable cookie sheet. The disposable cookie sheets I have seen (Dollar Tree, Dollar General, Walmart & KMart) have a design imprinted into the bottom, or has holes all over it. Where did you find the flat bottomed pans? I really like your idea and want to do some for my kitchen. Thanks for any help.

    • Suzy July 18, 2012, 11:17 am

      Hi Sharon,

      I bought mine in the Dollar store around Christmas time. Apparently, they stock certain things at certain times. I went last week and couldn’t find them. However, you can get them anytime from Party City or any other catering store. Here is a link to their website- . The steam lids and the cookie sheets would be perfect for this project and they are all under a dollar!

      Hope that helps.


  • Janice July 17, 2012, 12:34 pm

    Can these be painted with “Gallery Glass” paint? That would be beautiful!

  • Nicole July 15, 2012, 11:52 am

    These are fantastic and Id love to give it a go…but I don’t know what these disposable sheets are…they clearly aren’t ez foil! Where can I find them?!?

    • Suzy July 15, 2012, 11:18 pm

      Hi Nicole!

      These are disposable aluminum pans – you can find them at the grocery store, or dollar store, or Target, or Walmart. They are the kind of pans meant for one use and then throw them away. Some of my readers are having problems finding them without a pattern on the bottom. If you can only locate ones with patterns, choose one with a light pattern. The embossing will remove any sign of the previous pattern. Hope that helps!


  • JoAnn July 12, 2012, 9:14 pm

    Sa-weet idea! how did you ever think to do this? Love you crafty dollar store folks 🙂

  • JoAnn July 11, 2012, 9:25 pm

    Awesome – beautiful!! We had just looked at the tiles at the box store and thought about them for a back splash – now I’m going to go to our local dollar store and try your idea!!! Thanks for sharing your “how to”!!

  • Lin July 9, 2012, 2:51 pm

    I love it! What a Fabulous idea! I could not do that.
    The thought of the knitting needle screeching on the tin!
    I think you should sell them.
    I’ll buy! Lol 🙂
    thx Lin

    • Suzy July 9, 2012, 3:12 pm

      Hi Lin!

      They are made out of aluminum pans. No screeching involved, I promise! Thanks so much for your kind words!

  • Tru July 9, 2012, 2:32 pm

    These look great, but where do you find cookie sheets that are plain? The ones that I have seen have some sort of logo or design stamped in them.

    • Suzy July 9, 2012, 3:15 pm

      My local Dollar Tree carries the plain kind. I had featured another project earlier this year using the plain cookie sheets and a few of the readers had to look hard for them. I’m told that Target carries them and be sure to check out your various dollar stores. They come in packs of three for …a dollar!

  • CarolAnn July 9, 2012, 1:22 pm

    love…Love…LOVE! Thank you so much for sharing this.

  • Michelle L. July 9, 2012, 11:11 am

    Suzy, this is just glorious! Thanks for such a beautiful tutorial!

  • Lori Lamb July 8, 2012, 4:09 pm

    Is the finished product waterproof and fade proof? Wondering about different places to display…I have some fun ideas, using your idea, for finishing some yard projects! This is also an easy project to do with a 10 year old…always looking for ways to keep the creativity flowing on rainy days!

    • Suzy July 8, 2012, 11:49 pm

      Hi Lori,

      Waterproof for sure. Fade proof- I think so. I used metallic acrylic paint. You could add a coat of UV protectant if you wanted to help ensure no fading. I’m glad you enjoyed the project! I would love to see what you make of it!

  • Ann/alba July 7, 2012, 10:43 am

    OMG These are Awesome… Hummmmmmm Could I do this & use them as a Back-splash in the Kitchen ? I could use my Celtic designs….
    LOVE LOVE LOVE them.

    • Suzy July 8, 2012, 11:52 pm

      Yes you can! In fact, that is where mine now are! Would love to see your finished project!

    • Suzy July 8, 2012, 11:52 pm

      Yes you can! In fact, that is where mine now are! Would love to see your finished project!

  • Shannon July 6, 2012, 1:37 pm

    You are so creative, I love this! I was wondering where you got the cork bulletin board? Did it come with the frame around it or did you make that as well? I’d like to attemp to make this using Moroccan style patterns for my bedroom. Thanks ; )

    • Suzy July 6, 2012, 1:59 pm

      Hi Shannon,

      The bulletin board was purchased at Michael’s craft store. I used a coupon and got it for $7.00. Thrift stores are also a great place to find larger cork boards. And the frame was already on it. I’d love to see your project after you complete it! I bet it will be beautiful!

      • Yesenia August 10, 2012, 10:20 am

        I bought mines at Walmart for 5.47 great deal

  • Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers July 4, 2012, 1:26 pm

    This is amazing! I love the colors that you used, so beautiful. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful idea!

  • malia July 4, 2012, 11:11 am

    GORGEOUS Suzy!

  • Tonye June 30, 2012, 10:02 pm

    I love what you did with these cookie sheets. Do you think they would hold up as backsplash behind a stove?

    • Suzy July 2, 2012, 2:46 pm

      I think so! In fact, that is where mine are now. 🙂

  • Suzy June 27, 2012, 10:33 pm

    Thank you, Carolyn!! You make me blush! And thank you so much for stopping by!

  • norene June 22, 2012, 8:18 pm

    It turned out fantastic!

  • Holly Young June 22, 2012, 7:57 pm

    Well this is certainly ingenious! I love it, but wow did you go to some work! I might try this with dies that do the cutting for me. Fabulous and creative idea!

    • Suzy June 23, 2012, 8:43 am

      Hi Holly!

      Thanks! It was surprising simple to make. The aluminum pans are easy to cut and bend. Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  • Marianne June 22, 2012, 3:21 pm

    I love it. For a long time I am thinking of similar things. But I tried tincans an aluminiumfolie (swedish word for it). The result is sometimes acceptable but not enogh. (bad english but anyway). I did not know what pait for example. Bu now you gave me an exelent tutorial. Using my evening reading it and tomorrow try your way. Thank you.
    I am always following your blog and you give so much inspiration.

  • deb June 22, 2012, 12:22 pm

    Suzy , your friends above have said it all! Amazing! You have given me much
    crafting to do once i get settled in my new home! Hugs! deb

  • Renee A June 22, 2012, 11:24 am

    Thanks for another great project. I cant wait to try!

  • Janice June 22, 2012, 10:56 am

    Suzy, Suzy, Suzy…You are still queen of the crafting world. It is slightly unfair to the rest of us that you received more than your share of creative genes, but I guess God balanced it out by giving you more than your share of generosity. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea and it is beyond kind that you shared your pdf too. I love tin tiles. This is being pinned and if I could lend my kids to a traveling circus for a month or so, I would put this on the top of my to-make list.

  • Deepthi June 22, 2012, 10:56 am

    Its really very beautiful. My mom does this type of work , but she uses a bit thicker aluminium sheet and for the embossed effect, she uses the wooden clay tools .

  • Johnnie June 22, 2012, 8:38 am

    Love this, Suzy!

  • Paula June 22, 2012, 8:34 am

    wow this is beautiful, love how you painted it!!!!!!

  • Creative Mind June 22, 2012, 7:34 am

    This is AWESOME dear..I really like the way how you have painted the design ..well done dear 🙂 keep sharing your beautiful creations & tutorials
    Thanks ~