I’m so excited to have my dear friend Emily guest-posting on the blog today! She’s the DIY queen and has a really neat project to share with us today.
I’ve recently started cooking a lot more, and with that I’ve been gathering recipes from Pinterest. Because I’m OCD, I wanted all my recipes to look the same, so having print-outs in a binder wasn’t going to work for me (I know, I’m a little strange…). So, I began looking for a recipe box to store in my kitchen.
I didn’t realize that recipe boxes can be expensive! For example, I really loved this acrylic box from The Container Store. However, I don’t have a store around me and I did not want to pay $15 plus shipping! I also went to multiple stores to try to find one with no luck. Originally I bought a paper mache box from Hobby Lobby, but it wasn’t exactly the quality I wanted. It was very difficult to open and close.
Then I found a wooden recipe box from Michael’s for $5! I painted the box “Robin’s Egg Blue” and “Bisque” on the inside. I also decided to cut out some vinyl letters (I’m currently obsessed with my new silhouette machine!) to read “Recipes” to apply to the front.
The recipe box from Hobby Lobby also contained some dividers with it. I used these in the new wooden box, but first covered them with scrapbooking paper. I thought this paper was perfect with different size plates with lots of fun, colorful patterns.
Lastly, I created my own recipe cards on Adobe Illustrator. I bought the kitchen graphics off of an Etsy shop for $1. I printed them on white cardstock and used a corner rounder to make them a little more fancy. I even added a monogram to the bottom corner.
I’m really happy with how my recipe box turned out and I think it looks really cute in my kitchen. I’m still hoping to be able to get a nicer one later but this will do for now! I also can’t wait to get my grandmother to write her pound cake recipe on one of my cards. I know it will be something I can treasure forever!
How do you store your recipes? Do you have any recipes passed down through the family?