With so many apps, blogs, Pinterest boards do you really need a recipe box? To answer your question. Yes! For several reasons but right now I only have two.
- You can decorate it
- Some things are better to physically have (i.e. Social Security Card). Feel free to back up your grandparents’ coveted double chocolate brownie recipe on your iPad.
Initially I saw this craft on country living’s website but I thought it needed a little more to suite my taste. The concept is the same for both projects you can decorate how you choose. You can even add glitter!
The picture I had that included the spoon I didn’t like. Sorry about that.
What you need
a wooden box from the crafts store
a hot glue gun
an old spoon
Wood stain (link to all natural wood stain)
Wood burning tool
Gold spray paint (for spoon)
Country Living’s Version
These are the basic instructions.
- With a foam brush, stain the box, inside and out, with Minwax wood finish in Classic Gray. Let dry.
- Using your hands, bend a teaspoon at a 90-degree angle.
- Apply hot glue to the box, center the spoon atop the box, press and hold for one minute.
- T-bone steak
- Welch’s grape
- Heavy C.R.E.A.M
I opted out of using wood stain because I wanted the natural wood to shine through. It is better to bend the spoon before you spray painted it. I picked gold *Bling Bling.*
The buildings before the spoon was attached.
Traced the cassette tape with a stencil then used the wood burner.
I added watercolor to my wood burned images (the buildings on the front and the cassette tape on the back). Once that was all done I used shellac to seal it all.
Bread, Cheddar, Dough = Money
Gin N’ Juice Snoop Dogg’s hit song from 1993
“T-Bone Steak, Cheese Eggs and Welch’s Grape” Although I didn’t add the cheese eggs the line is from The Notorious B.I.G. Big Poppa
Heavy C.R.E.A.M: C.R.E.A.M is a song from the Wu Tang Clan and it stands for “Cash. Rules. Everything. Around. Me”
Are recipe boxes too old fashioned? Do we still pass them on?