I was a little hesitant to make a recipe box. (Do people still use these? On the rare occasions that I decide to make something that isn't eggs on toast, I just plop my laptop on my counter and try not to cover it in flour.) I decided to go for it because it seems like one of those things that couples should have when they start out. My own memories of my mom's kitchen involve an overstuffed recipe box and a very tattered chocolate chip cookie recipe card. Also, it seems to suit this couple. Fingers crossed.
- Recipe Box (I used a standard soft wood box from a craft store.)
- Clear coat (I used polyurethane.)
- Scrapbook paper (for liner)
- Tacky Glue
- Gold Acrylic (optional)
- Small screwdriver
Step 1: Sand, Google and Draw
2) Sand the wood. (I did this after burning. I should have sanded first. I'm learning.)
2) Draw design lightly in pencil.
I'm not particularly good at drawing, so I cheat a bit. (Shh... it's a secret.) I search for the image using Google's "line drawing" filter in image search, then draw the fruits and vegetables freehand on the wood (lightly with pencil). You could always print out the individual images that you like and trace them onto the wood.
To make the design cohesive, I added little flourishes of tiny hearts and swirls around the entire box.