DIY Recipe Book

Gift ideasToday Kara is going to share a darling recipe book she recently created...Pretty pretty recipe bookI moved into my first apartment earlier this year and I've had a great time experimenting in the kitchen. Though my recipe organization leaves a lot to be desired... I finally put together a DIY recipe book to keep my favorites organized and I'm excited to share how today!Recipebookcollage1. Find a old or vintage recipe book at a thrift or antique store. I chose one with ring binding, so it'd be easier to flip through. Most thrift stores have tons of old recipe books for super cheap! 2. Use a thick piece of paper or cardboard to make new organizer tabs. I cut up a record cover for mine!  3. Next, label the tabs however you would like. I used a white Signo pen to write on the labels, but you could use a labelmaker or letter stickers! There are certainly more categories, but these are the 5 categories I cook most from.  4. Now staple the category tabs to another small piece of cardboard. Depending on the type of book and cover you use, the length will vary. You'll want to staple the new tabs in succession so they are equally visible. Staple the tabs directly on to the recipe book's pages.CookbookDecorate the recipe pages and title pages with your preferred embellishments. I used a 1960s Ladies Home Journal to decorate the title pages with corresponding images. Most old, lady-magazines have plenty of recipe photos! Again, I used a white Signo pen to doodle on the titles. Recipebook for all occasionsAdd a new title to your recipe book and cover up any words you don't want. I used part of a LHJ page again for consistency.Pretty recipebookLovely recipebookNow it's time to add in your favorite recipes! You could use recipe cards, but I printed out my favorite recipes on regular printer paper and embellished them over the recipe book pages. You could also take photos of your completed recipes to add to the pages! This would look super cute with instant photos.How to amke a recipebookAnd now you have your very own personalized recipe book. This would be a great wedding gift idea! xo. Kara

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