Welcome to the Summer of Paper series – where we’ve invited fabulous guests to create projects using supplies from my Home + Made paper decor line.
Hello fellow Tatertots & Jello fans. I’m Megan and started a blog called Balancing Home four years ago while my toddler napped and I bounced a newborn with my foot in a bouncy chair. Four years later and expecting baby #4 this fall, I’m still at it! You will find tons of printables, crafts, room re-arranging, decorating and mom-musings here and there.
Obviously the chance to create with a box of Jen’s goodies and the opportunity to share the project right here on Jen’s blog is awesome. The first thing I fell in love with when I was digging through the box of goodies was this Floral Tapestry scrapbook paper from her Cottage Living line.
It immediately made me think of a recipe box I had seen at Anthropologie. The metal label holder would be the perfect touch to create my Anthro-inspired recipe box.
- An old recipe box or a wooden one (mine was $4.99 at Michaels)
- Jen Hadfield Cottage Living Floral Tapestry Scrapbook paper
- Jen Hadfield Metal Labels
Prep your box by painting it. I used a can of spray paint my mom had on hand. While it is drying. Start cutting out your flowers.
I cut these out while watching Suits. Once my paint was dry, I spread decoupage on the back of my flowers and laid them out on my box in the design that suited me. Then I went over the whole box with decoupage.
While I waited for that to dry, I cut cute little recipe card box dividers out of some of Jen’s coordinating papers.
Then I went to bed. The next morning, everything was dry and I took an X-acto to cut along the seem where my flowers had overlapped the opening. I attached the metal label to the front of the box. I also decided to paint the inside gold for an extra touch of awesome.
Then the husband whipped up these adorable printable recipe cards, which I share with you at the end of this post.
Thanks Megan! What a cute box! I love it. It would be such a great gift idea, too! Megan has great ideas on her blog, here are a few I know you’ll love:
Make sure you grab her Free Printable Recipe Cards to go along with the recipe box!
And I love her Free Bathroom Rules Printables! So cute!
And this Classroom Fingerprint Tree is the perfect gift idea for teachers!
Did you use a template for the dividers?
LOVE it Megan!! That is one of my favorite papers from Jen’s line too! Genius idea and it turned out awesome.