Thursday, December 16, 2010

$3 Thursday - Kitchen recipe holder

If you are anything like me you need a recipe to bake and this time of the year I like to try new recipes.
The last time I made a recipe I think I ‘lost’ it two or three times while making it.
For some reason I kept putting other things of top of my recipe. 
Then I remembered that I’ve seen a few recipe holders, most recently this great one from Caroline at Spaghetti Chic.
I won’t be loosing a recipe now that I’ve made my own recipe holder.
I started with a 5 x 7 frames that I painted and slightly distressed.  The distressing is perfect for a frame on the kitchen counter – a great way to hide splashes and any stains before they are cleaned up.
I inserted some metal flashing that just happens to come in a size perfect for most 5 x 7 frames.  For this frame I had to trim off about 1/8” on two sides.
I stacked a few buttons and attached a magnet to the back.
This frame can be horizontal or vertical if you want to hang up two recipes.
I thought I would share a close up of the Noel letter behind the recipe holder.
It was gift from one of my sisters about 5 years ago.
I get it out every year and put it somewhere.
Look at all the paint splattering that is on it. 
I love it.
Now if only my counter was this clean all of the time.
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  1. I really love this idea....I can't even begin to tell you how many times I have lots recipes while cooking! Thanks for sharing!

  2. saw you on tatertots and jello- oh. my. goodness- this is brilliant!! i'm always trying to find a place to post the recipe I'm using at the moment so that it's not on the counter getting splatters all over it, and this is just THE perfect idea!! now I need to go make one for myself ;) thanks for the inspiration :D

  3. So fun! I usually just stick my recipes on the stove hood, but this is way cuter! Hope you'll come link up to Made with Love Monday :) The party will be open until Friday so feel free to link up multiple projects. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

  4. Love this idea...Thanks for sharing!

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