I began to plan a recipe binder to keep all the recipes I love together in the kitchen, I always loved the idea of having my favourite recipes in paper form.
Of course I always loved those old recipe boxes, but I thought a binder would be a smarter choice. However, I decided to change my idea and just try a recipe box first. I haven’t seen any recipe boxes around, even on the second hand store, so I knew I had to make my own, oh no, that’s torture XD
I found a large box (maybe larger than I actually need) that was covered in, um, less than pretty fake fur, which I managed to rip off. The hinges were on the “normal” side I guess, but I wanted it to open on the long side, so I moved them over to the opposite of side once the box was covered in whatever I wanted it to be covered in.
After a lot of back and forth about how to cover the box (paint, fabric, scrapbook paper, tissue paper and so on) I found some pretty tissues at a store that I thought could fit my kitchen, dark blue with gold-ish geometric shapes. At least I do like the end result.
And then of course I needed index cards for the different categories, and seeing as I couldn’t even find a recipe box I knew I also had to make those, so I found the super old scrapbook paper that I don’t even know how I got and made some. No template used.
The recipe cards are made out of watercolour paper GASP, I just didn’t want to look for paper that was as thick as I wanted, but not too costly. At least I can paint the cards if I want to