Thursday, September 25, 2008
Shabby Chic Recipes
For "Talk to me Tuesdays" at TipJunkie were talking about homemade Christmas gifts we've made or received. I will be making these cute shabby chic recipe books this year for teachers and my husband's female coworkers. These are fun and simple!!
For my first post on my new blog, I want to share a recent craft that I did for the young women at my church. They were having a Personal Progress Fair and I was asked to create 2 crafts to teach them. This shabby chic recipe book is one of them. I was given a budget, so I had to get creative to keep the costs down, but I think it turned out darling. Thanks to my friend Renee for suggesting to use a photo album. Fab idea! They were $1 each at Dollar Tree. So if your a crafter ,you probably already have paper, ribbon and staples to finish it up. It's a super cute $1 recipe book. I'll definitely be making more for gifts. Oh the possibilities! Teacher gifts, co-workers, neighbors. Make it your own by changing up the title and adding your own spark. Visit tomorrow to see the other craft we did.
This is how I made it:
*print off or stamp 4 food categories using a small size font
*punch out categories using 1 1/4 circle punch. punch 4 other circles of matching card stock using 1 3/4 punch
*cut scrapbook paper to fit album cover(I'm not a measurer, I just eyeball it,mark and cut)
*matte the title"Recipes" or whatever you want your title to be on scrapbook paper
*cut 6 pieces of coordinating ribbon or ric-rac. staple 2 pieces onto cover sheet
*divide album into categories using your circles and staple them on the edge of the album pages
*staple on 1 piece of ribbon beside each category
*insert your 4x6 recipe cards