Introduction: Recipe Box and Holder

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I have wanted a recipe box and card holder for a long time. I wanted one that could be cleaned as well. I was looking through our office supplies and came up with an excellent idea to make my own. It is made from floppy disc's  and a floppy  box. This is so awesome!  The box will hold many favorite recipes that are used often and it has a recipe holder! This method is fast, easy, and functional.  

Step 1: Supplies

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What you will need:
  • 1 Floppy box with all the discs
  • Recipes printed on paper or cards
  • Scissors
  • Glue I recommend glue that can be re-moved if needed.
  • Marking pen
  • Straight edge
  • Magnet

Step 2: Recipe Cards

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Making the recipe cards:
  • Trim the recipe cards to fit the floppy disc.
  • Glue the recipe to the floppy.
Please note:  The metal circle on the back of the disc should be on the back, it will stick to the magnet.  I think the re-movable glue sticks would be less messy if the cards needed replaced.  You could use clear contact paper to cover the pages so they were washable.  

Step 3: The Lid

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  • Position the magnet to the lid where the recipe can be easily read.
  • Apply glue.
  • Stick the magnet to the lid.
  • Allow to dry.

Step 4: How It Works

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This is how it works:
  • The lid is a functional card holder. 
  • The different colors of disc are used for the different food categories.
  • The discs are the index cards so to speak.

It has been a perfect solution.

Step 5: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

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I finally have a functional recipe box and holder that looks nice.  I am very happy with the results.  The most time consuming part will be adding your favorite recipes to the floppies.  You might just keep the glue handy and as you use your favorite family recipes glue it to the discs at that time.  

Thanks for stopping by and do have a great day!


freakrho (author)2011-12-09

You gave me a perfect gift for christmas. Thanks.

sunshiine (author)freakrho2011-12-09

Thanks for sharing freakrho! It took me a long time to figure out a pattern for one and then I thought of this! It works perfect for me, looks nice and is a holder too! ! Sunshiine

sunshiine (author)freakrho2011-12-09

Thanks for sharing! I absolutely love mine! Been trying to think of how to make one for a long time. This works perfect for me. Hope you like yours!

ChrysN (author)2011-11-28

Cool way to reuse those old floppy disks!

sunshiine (author)ChrysN2011-11-28

Thanks ChrysN! I am so glad I thought of it! I have been thinking and thinking of something to make. Now I have my favorite recipes in one box and have a card holder as well! Thanks for commenting and have a nice relaxing evening!

susanrm (author)2011-11-27

Whoa. These look like old 3.5" floppy disks. Are you sure they are CDs? Good recycling, either way.

sunshiine (author)susanrm2011-11-27

I guess I better change the wording. I am out of the office sink. Thanks for letting me know!

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