Sunday, June 21, 2009

Recipe Box

I made this for my son Matthew for Christmas but actually just finished it. I know it's June but don't be too hard on me. He actually ended up moving back home for a while so he hasn't needed it recently. Hayley has requested one too. I liked this project!

He is always asking me how to make this or that and I realized most of my recipes are in my head and not on paper. I really had to think hard on how to make a recipe box for a guy. I wanted to make it fun and not too feminine. I also wanted it to be something that he could share with his wife someday. - I loved this paper!!!!The background looks like recipes and clippings you would find in your grandma's kitchen. There are even a few food stains thrown in for fun. I sanded & painted the $3.00 box inside and out and then added the paper to the ends, "recipes" to the front and mod podged the whole thing. I wanted it to wipe clean easily in case it gets dirty. The mod podge achieved that. I bought some chipboard dividers and had to trim them just a little and covered them with different colored papers and used my label maker for the tabs.

I used lined large index cards for the recipe cards and ran them all through my printer to personalize them a little. I added several favorite recipes and had his aunt add some as well. I think it's important to have them in our own handwriting to make them a little more special. I have one recipe that my mother hand wrote for me years ago and I have it preserved in a zip lock bag because it is beginning to deteriorate. I have a special feeling when I see it in her own hand writing. I need to give some blank cards to his great aunts so they can do the same. I printed plenty of blank cards so he can add to it as needed.
I hope you like it!
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remus79 said...

How very cute, Robyn. It is quite the manly recipe box.

Sandy said...

You are so creative and talented!
That is the cutest recipe box I have seen.

magicwanda said...

I love it Robyn !!!
You did a great job on it splat's are 2 funny!
I need to do this for my kids
getting older I find myself having to look up recipes for myself ... Now mind you these are recipes I use a lot! (LOL)
Big Hugs Wanda

Cheryl said...

Love it! You are so talented.

magicwanda said...

Hi Robyn
Was thinking about you and thought I would just stop by and say Hi hoping you had a better day today.....
A big smile and hug to you my friend!

magicwanda said...

Hi Robyn
I have not seen you in a while
thought I would pop in and say Hi...and wishing you a happy and safe 4th of July!
Big Hugs Wanda

magicwanda said...

Hi Robyn
Glad to see you made it home safe!
I have not been doing to much lately ...been busy doing yard work , got that done and we have been going places on the weekend...
We just went to a small park call Idlewild and storybook forest, the kids had a blast ...well I can't tell a lie the grown ups did
Just trying to enjoy life a little!
Glad to hear from you , I hope you had a great it is beautiful up there will have to share some pics
Big hugs Wanda

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