Crafts and DIY, Recipes

DIY Recipe Book Gift

 

Sick of recipes piling up in the bottom of your cupboard? Why not make your own DIY recipe book?

I love to bake cook and create. When I first got married I decided to make my own recipe book to gather up favourite recipes from my Mum. One of my friends was admiring mine one day so I decided to create one for her for her birthday!

What I used:

-1 chipboard album

-25 pack of 110gsm paper

-paint/pens

I bought a small square chipboard album from The Warehouse that came with six dividers. I decided that on each of the dividers I would hand paint a cake on a plate/cake stand. I hadn’t painted in a long time so I had a bit of a play around first before painting the actual chipboard. I added linked text across each divider to balance the image and add a bit of interest.

Sick of recipes piling up in the bottom of your cupboard? Why not make your own DIY recipe book?

Sick of recipes piling up in the bottom of your cupboard? Why not make your own DIY recipe book?

Sick of recipes piling up in the bottom of your cupboard? Why not make your own DIY recipe book?

For the recipe cards, I designed a quick template using Adobe Indesign. I made the recipe card slightly smaller than the album and marked out where I would need to punch holes. Because the recipe book was small I managed to fit two recipe cards on an A4 page. I decided to use 110gsm paper for this project as it’s stronger than normal paper but doesn’t have the bulk of card. I used the whole pack of paper which left me with 50 recipe cards.

Sick of recipes piling up in the bottom of your cupboard? Why not make your own DIY recipe book?

I went through my recipe book and picked out recipes that I knew that my friend had before and enjoyed. I left the rest of the pages blank so she can fill them in with her favourites and some newbies!
Sick of recipes piling up in the bottom of your cupboard? Why not make your own DIY recipe book?      Sick of recipes piling up in the bottom of your cupboard? Why not make your own DIY recipe book?

Sick of recipes piling up in the bottom of your cupboard? Why not make your own DIY recipe book?

I love creating things for other people and think that DIY gifts are really special. What do you think?

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