Create your own Recipe Box

Its hard to find recipe boxes any more in stores, since most people these days just use the internet to store their recipes.  If you are anything like me, I always forget to save the recipe I use and I can never find it again.

I was at my local craft store when I spotted a small wooden box, and I thought it would be great for a recipe box.  I decided to decorate it up a little bit to make it match my style.

Rifle Paper Co.  has recipe boxes for sale and they are BEAUTIFUL but they cost a lot of money, they are totally worth it if you can afford them.  These boxes were my inspiration for this fun DIY.

What you need:

  • Small wooden box, I purchased mine for $4 at the local art supply store, make sure it will fit index cards inside.
  • Modge Podge ( I used the matte version for my box)
  • Paintbrush
  • Index cards
  • Two sheets of scrap booking paper whatever pattern fits you best.
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

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    Supplies Needed

Step 1:

Start to mark out all sides of your box with a ruler.  Its best to buy a box that is fairly simple so you do not have to cut around a bunch of intricate pieces.  Once you have made sure all your sides are the right size(use your ruler!) then you can cut them all out.

Step 2:

Doing one side at a time, paint a thin layer of Modge Podge then set your paper down on top of the thin layer.  Now  you need to brush on a thin layer over top.  Make sure there is no globs so your paper does not bubble up.   Do this to all sides, give time for each side to dry before going to the next.

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Coat all sides

Step 3:

Take you left over paper and create tabs for your box.  You can use these to divide, appetizers, entrees and desserts.  If you are looking for a good oven roasted tomatoes recipe check out my last post here.

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Tabs
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Finished box

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