Personalized Recipe Box

Do you remember seeing this little box in my Organizing the Baking Cabinet post?   It's my personalized recipe box, which holds all of our family favorite recipes.

I made this box using an unfinished box (from Craft Warehouse,) scrap paper, a few embellishments and mod podge.  I really wish I had a tutorial here to show you, but unfortunately I didn't take photo's of the steps, as this box was made before I began blogging.
It's actually really easy and fun to make. Simply cut the papers to the fit around the box, then glue them on with mod podge. Mod Podge is great! I use the matte finish. Next, glue on all your embellishments.
After adding all the little details that I wanted, I sealed the entire box with a coat of the mod podge.  This box is done very similar to the Greeting Card Box I  made.  

When you open the lid, this is what you see:
"O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him." Psalm 34:8
 I made individual cards to categorize my recipes.
 and matching recipe cards as well:
Try the Chicken Poppy-Seed recipe - it's real yummy!
 There you have it... my personalized recipe box, which sits in my baking cabinet...
... next to all my cookbooks.

This would make a great gift for anybody too. Especially a new bride.  If you're planning a bridal shower, how about this idea: Create a box like this (you can then use it for decoration at the shower.)  Send out invitations to your guests with a blank recipe card and ask each guest to bring their favorite recipe for the bride to be.  The guests bring their favorite recipes and the bride to be has some great recipes to try and a personalized recipe box.

Or you can do like I did, and create a box for yourself with all your favorite recipes inside.

Happy Creating!


  1. This is such a cute idea! I agree...great gift!!

  2. So cute! Just last weekend (actually, the weekend before Mother's Day) I went on a Girls Weekend to a cabin in the woods. 8 Mommies getting away for the weekend-WOOHOO! While I was there, I organized my entire recipe collection. I now have two large index card boxes filled comfortably with 25 categories. I feel like a brand new woman!! Someday I'll blog about it and link to one of your Delightfully Inspiring Thursdays.
    OH, and that chicken recipe is one of our families FAVORITES!!! though, I think we use sesame seeds instead of poppy. YUMMY!!!!!!!

  3. Love the circular labels! What a nice way to seperate out recipies by type!

    I am having a giveaway on my blog. A chance to win $27 sc to get a fabulous organizer from Cmmoca's handmade shop. Ends 11/5. Leave me a comment to win.

  4. And of course you made it look as cute as all get out!!
    Great job and thanks for linking it up to my Organizing Mission link party!

  5. Oh DaNita, I'm just too impressed but I don't know why I should be surprised, every time I come over here you have something that blows me out of the water. I want this!!! You're creativity is amazing! Are you tired of hearing me say that? I love to post this on my blog later. Let me know what you think? Or maybe you'd like to do a guest post. I wouldn't want to share it if you didn't want me too.

    Hugs...Tracy :)

  6. What a terrific gift idea!! I love it. Thanks for sharing. Found you thru Creating a House of Grace and so happy to find your pretty blog! I'm having a blog party and giveaway soon so hop on over to visit me when you get a chance!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  7. I love this project, really cute. I featured it on my blog: http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/2011/06/gallery-of-featured-crafters-3-with.html

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