DIY Recipe Box

For Christmas, I purchased a recipe box for my mom from Amazon that was a complete bust. When it arrived, the wood box was chipped and was held together by a few flimsy hinges, one of which was snapped in half. Luckily I was able to return it, but in the process, my Christmas gift was a complete fail and I couldn’t find any other recipe boxes that I liked. So, when all else fails and I can’t find what I want, I make it myself.

I found some ahhh-mazing stationary paper at Michael’s that I feel in love with. After visiting THREE craft stores for a wood box that was the right size, I came up empty handed. But Pat Catan’s did have $5.00 pre-made recipe boxes that would work perfectly for my project.

I myself had a pretty old recipe box that was in need of some serious TLC so before I started making my mom’s recipe box, I practiced on my own.

DIY Recipe Box

I removed all of the existing paper and started to size the new paper, cut it and glued it with Modge Podge. I’m a little frustrated because I couldn’t get the paper to line up perfectly, but at the end of the day, it still worked. Once all the new paper was glued on, I added another layer of Modge Podge to the paper to seal it all in place. I followed it up with a ‘recipes’ tag and I was done. And I love it.

Simple DIY Recipe Box

My mom loves butterflies and I found the most perfect paper ever. Following the same steps as my DIY recipe box, I made one for my momma-sita:

Simple DIY Recipe Box

Have you recently put your DIY skills to good use after not being able to find what you were looking for? I’d love to hear your DIY conquests!


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