Make Your Own Recipe Box

Make Your Own Recipe Box
In the digital age of the Internet, most people just keep information online and bring their tablets and smart phones into the kitchen whenever they want to look up the recipe. But I've always been rather old school, and enjoyed the romance of writing recipes down on paper. I used to write my favorite ones down in a notebook, but as they added it up it was getting to be a little difficult to go back and find the ones I wanted, and I wasn't able to reorganize the pages according to type of cuisine or meal.

That's when I remembered, wasn't there is this thing that people used to have called a recipe boxes? So I decided to make my own.



Make Your Own Recipe Box
You can use any box you want; cardboard, tin, etc. Heck, carve one out of wood yourself if you like. In the interest of being ecofriendly, I decided to re-purpose a cardboard box that once carried a gift someone gave me. I redecorated it by painting it with some old nail polish to give it a more personal touch, then cut some index cards to a size that would fit snugly inside of it. Then, I simply spent some time writing recipes down on the index cards, categorizing them, and organizing them in my homemade recipe box.

It's not that most amazing do-it-yourself project, but I love it when I am able to make something both functional and beautiful instead of going out and purchasing something. This way, not only am I saving some money, but I've created something from materials that otherwise would have gone to waste.

Make Your Own Recipe Box
I like how the lettering on the lid looks like frosting.

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