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When baking, sometimes its hard to keep your recipe cards clean and out of the ingredients!  The obvious solution is a recipe holder, but to make it more visually appealing, I designed one in the shape of a giraffe.

The hidden secret is a binder clip glued beneath his head, which lets you clip papers in his "mouth" so he can hold them out of the food.

In this Instructable, I'll walk you through building a giraffe recipe holder, or you can tweak my design to any animal you can think of!

 
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Step 1: Tools and Materials

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You will need:

- 22 gauge steel sheet
- 1/8" diameter rivets
- Graph paper
- Acrylic paint
- Binder clip
- Epoxy for metal

Tools:
- MIG welder (you could use epoxy as a substitute)
- Notcher
- Tin snips
- Ball pein hammer
- Anvil
- Scissors
- Center punch
- Scriber
- Drill with 1/8" bit

Step 2: The Design

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Using graph paper makes it easy to make a symmetrical design.  I just freehanded one side of the giraffe, trying to visualize a 2D version of the 3D idea in my head, and then copied it by counting squares on the grid.  I tried to draw through some corners of the grid, to make it easier to copy on the other side.  Alternatively, you could draw one side, cut it out, fold it down the middle, and draw the other side.  I designed a front, and a pair of legs for the back.   Draw a small pair of half-circle ears, too.

Mark holes where we will put rivets through to connect the two pieces.  Make sure the holes are the same distance from the bottom of the feet.

Cut out the designs to use as templates for the metal.  Use a scriber tool or a sharp metal implement to transfer the outline onto the steel sheet.  Use a center punch to mark the rivet holes.



OK, I've looked all through this instructable, but I'm not seeing any giraffe recipes. Am I missing something???
Yeah, I misread it too.
suckrpnch4 years ago
What a great project! Thanks.
bertus52x114 years ago
I see lots of other applications......to hold playing cards for elderly or disabled people and enter it for the "Health by Design Contest".
How about politicians getting rid of auto-cue all together and use this instead! 
Great idea! The first one, that is. But ya know the second one isn't too far off either. :)
This is so cute. I have something similar to this that someone made for me. It is cut out of wood and shaped like a duck, incorporated into the head is a clothes pin.
Yarnabees4 years ago
You should sell these It is so cute!!
jatoha4 years ago
Oh so cute and clever!  You need to send this in to http://www.onemilliongiraffes.com/
Robot Lover4 years ago
This is a great alternative to having your recipe getting gooped up with your concoction! This is also so stylish! 5/5!
Agreed. 
BeanGolem4 years ago
 Ever since I made my stuffed giraffe I've kinda been obsessed with them. This is a pretty awesome recipe holder :)
winterfresh4 years ago
 Awww, soo cute!

*Death by cute-ness* 
kcls4 years ago
OMG! This is the cutest little thing ever! Thanks for the 'ible! Great pictures.