Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Project #2

I have hundreds of pieces of paper with recipes printed from the internet laying in every drawer in the kitchen. So I decided I wanted a recipe box so that I could type them all onto index cards, and have them fit in one convenient spot. Thus began the recipe box project.

I started off with this :

I painted the box with red acrylic paint. Then I cut pieces of scrapbook paper to fit on the top of the box. Then I cut out a bird from the same paper, and slapped it on the front. Mod Podge it all together and this is what you get :

Cost Wrap-Up
Wooden Box - $2.50 with a 50% Michael's coupon
Red Acrylic Paint - $0.67
White Acrylic Paint - $0.67
Polka Dot Scrapbook paper - $0.59
Total Cost = $4.43

What I learned from this project?

I learned that I either need to buy stencils, or never try to paint words onto anything ever again. My hand is just not steady enough!


  1. So cute! I too have an unsteady hand. I am okay with painting shapes, designs, etc... but words are not exactly my thing. I think the recipe box is adorable. I love the polka dot paper.

  2. Thank you so much! I think maybe for next time I will just buy a paint marker and write it on with that ;)