I've been on the lookout for vintage wooden recipe boxes as part of a gift for the sisters for a while. I found this one in time for Catherine's birthday (31 May...OK, this post is coming a bit late), so I decided it was do or die time and created this.
It's really quite easy. I just came up with a little phrase (It was a battle between recipe for disaster and recipe for success. Obviously, recipe for success won. Even though I liked the sound of recipe for disaster better, I thought there was no need to tempt the kitchen disaster spirits.), freehanded the pattern with a paint marker, and voila! Personalized recipe box.
To sweeten the deal, I filled it with a pack of vintage recipe card organizers containing all the helpful categories: appetizers & dips, cakes & cookies, biscuits & bread, etc. And Mom and I filled out some vintage recipe cards with recipes from our kitchens, as well as the Grandmothers'. Vintage + vintage + vintage = instant heirloom recipe box!
To personalize your own recipe box, you'll just need a blank recipe box and one of these:
There's a pretty decent color selection at Joann's, with several different tip options. Now get to work, my dearies!