Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Recipe Card Holder

One thing that drives me crazy when I'm cooking is digging for my recipe cards amidst the clutter of ingredients on my counter!  I was at my grandma's house this past weekend and she had a wooden recipe card holder.  Unfortunately, it was from 1974!  They just don't make things like they used to!  With the help of Hobby Lobby I decided to make my own!  I just love the way it turned out!



Here's how I did it:

Hobby Lobby has all sorts off fun Wood Shoppe products!  For this project I used a jumbo paper clip, one wooden nickel, a candlestick and a base.  You can either get these on sale or wait until they have a 40% coupon and they are super inexpensive!


First I used the Dremel to grind the candlestick to the angle I needed it.



Then I glued the candlestick, base and paperclip together.


I spray painted with Rustoleum Heirloom White.  Rustoleum has better covereage than other spray paints I've used.  You can find this at Home Depot.  Tip: I actually used a clip while I painted the paper clip to get the inside!

I thought it looked a little dull so I painted a wooden nickel with green acrylic paint and stenciled on an "m".  This is where a Silhouette machine would come in very handy!  I actually had to paint this a few times with the stencil before it came out the way I wanted! I wrapped a little jute around it and called it a day!




I think this little guy will get a lot of use!

30 comments:

  1. That is an adorable idea! I need one of those. Thanks for linking up today!

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  2. this is a great idea! I am going to borrow it! Thanks for linking to photo tuesday!hope to see you next tuesday!

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  3. Love it... The initial is perfect!! :-)
    Whitney

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  4. How clever! I love the monogram. I think everything should be monogramed :) Thanks for linking it up today.

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  5. Thanks so much for linking up!! I have to say, I NEED one of these! I am forever struggling to keep track of my recipes amidst my cooking clutter too.

    I hope you'll link up again next week too!

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  6. Totallt love this! I need one! I am highlighting this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button. Welcome to blogland! Love the name of your blog!

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  7. love it!

    Radnav
    http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/

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  8. LOVE this idea!!! Thanks for linking it up and sharing on Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions. Hope you stop by again soon :)

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  9. OH dear! Haha! I was logged in on my son's account. Oh well. Same comment as above, just from me not him :)

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  10. This is so cute, and excellent tutorial! Thank you for sharing!

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  11. Super cute. I should start now and make those
    for Christmas gifts for next year. (I say that
    every year. It hasn't happened yet.)

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  12. This is so cute, and would be such a fun girlfriend gift! I am your newest follower :)

    <3

    Risa

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  13. Fantastic... what a top idea - I am off to follow you now - if you get a chance stop by at my blog, say hi and have a wander around!
    The Spangler @
    The Quick Unpick

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  14. That is a fantastic idea, and yours looks wonderful!

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  15. Hello all,

    What a unique favor idea! I love it!
    recipe cards

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  16. I love your project so much I featured it this week!

    Come grab a button if you'd like. You deserve it. ;)

    ~Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  17. Greetings! This is just the most adorable thing! GREAT JOB -- I love it!
    Best regards,
    Gloria

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  18. My grandmother kept hers in a old tin. I like this idea better. Thanks for the great instructions.

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  19. so cute! I need one or ten of these :)

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  20. That is so super cute!!! You could use it for lots of things. Great idea!

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  21. I just love this!!!! What a creative idea and I have to agree there is nothing worst than fishing around for your recipe when the hands are covered with butter:) Thanks for sharing!!

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  22. Hello!! I am your newest follower~! Love this!! Hope you will stop by and follow Simple As 1-2-3~~

    http://simpleas1-2-3.blogspot.com/

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  23. Holy cow I love your blog! I just featured this on my blog www.auntielolocrafts.blogspot.com, come by and grab a button if you would like!

    Thanks!

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  24. Hi Stacey! I wanted to let you I featured this on my blog this morning :) It's such a wonderfully simple and cute idea.

    www.designergarden.blogspot.com

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  25. Love this idea! I featured you on my blog this morning. Feel free to check it out! Happy Spring!
    Jen

    http://jen-simplyliving.blogspot.com/2011/03/stuff-i-like-sunday-7-8.html

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  26. That's a genius and outstanding creation. I am surprised.It is an wooden artwork. I like the wooden recipe card holder

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