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Wine racks and boxes are not only cool looking for wine decor, but they may hold some sentimental value for us. What can we do with them? My wife had a kinda genius idea. This past year we made a rule to give each other handmade gifts. Since I’m a foodie, she came up with this idea for me. (I’m still having trouble believing she didn’t get some help! wink, wink)
What’s extra amazing is she killed two birds with one stone on this DIY project. Check out my old technique for storing my recipes…
Yes, I had recipes on napkins, index cards, Post-it notes, magazine pages, and print outs. You could find them in any crevice of the kitchen too. I’m notorious for sticking Post-its inside my cabinet doors with recipes. Not exactly the ideal organization technique. Because I would just set the recipe papers next to me while cooking, they are covered in every ingredient imaginable. Just look at my favorite recipe…
I could re-write it at this point, but I love the character it shows from all the years I’ve been making it. Think wrinkles for recipes. In fact one day it might be fun to frame it. But for now, it is protected in one of my binder pages neatly organized under the appetizer section.
- wine box
- spray adhesive
- hot glue gun with glue
- 2 small clothespins
- decorative paper
- binder (be sure it fits inside the box)
- clear binder sheets
Cut your decorative paper to fit the bottom of the box. Then using the spray adhesive set it into the bottom of the wine box.
Cut your decorative paper to cover the mini clothespins and adhere with spray adhesive. Next, attach the clothespins with your glue gun to the top of the inside of the wine box lid.
Gather all your recipes and file them in the binder pages. Neatly organize them from appetizers, salads, soups, main courses, desserts and misc. Really this can be done however you would like.
- This makes a great wedding gift. Gather recipes from friends and family to add to the binder. Mod Podge their wedding invitation on the top of the recipe book or on the inside of the box somewhere.
- If the box comes from a winery you visited, line the bottom (see tutorial) with a map showing the vineyard location.
- Add a “take out” menu binder to store in the box along with the recipe binder. There’s plenty of room for both.