Gettin' Crafty with Recipe Boxes

Do you still have Christmas gifts you need to give to the babysitter, teacher or for a gift exchange?  These are super easy and REALLY cute diy recipe boxes.  I had a $5 gift exchange at church this weekend and made one of these.  It was so cute I made another, and am going to indulge myself and make one for my kitchen.

I found these little recipe boxes for $1 at Michael's.  They weren't the cutest things ever!

After seperating the lid from the box I took a piece of scrap paper and set the box on top.  I then used an Exacto knife to cut a 45 degree line from each corner.

Using Mod Podge I secured the bottom and long sides.

The excess was trimmed and secured to the shorter sides, and then the ends cut straight and secured up as well.

Using a stencil and some sticker letters cute little labels were made.

...and voila you have a cute, inexpensive recipe box!



  1. That is darling. I have seen those and never saw the possibilities. Super cute.

  2. Such a great idea! When people pass things by in the store, I always remind them they just have to have good bones and we can fix the appearance of them later (: You did a really great job. Love the paper you chose!

  3. This is ADORABLE! I really need to do this, my recipe box is so plain!


  4. This is fabulous! I love how you transformed the box, thanks for linking! HOpe you have a wonderful day!

  5. Those are really cute and I love the paper you chose!

  6. What a great idea! I would lovwe for you to come link this up at my Strut Your Stuff party!


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