Thursday, March 15th, 2012
Travis’ Bright Orange Recipe Box :)
Travis has been wanting a recipe box for awhile now, but they are all usually really girly, so we never managed to buy one, but on a recent trip to Michael’s craft store, I found a wooden box that would be perfect for a recipe box. I gathered all of the supplies I’d need:
- Wooden Recipe Box
- Painter’s Tape or Electrical Tape
- Letter stickers
I used Martha Stewart’s craft paints for this project and they are awesome! So many colors to choose from and they are only around a buck each. I picked the color “carrot” for this project.
I cut out the letters I’d use for the box, so they would be easier to line up on the box, before actually peeling the backs off.
After figuring out where I wanted each letter, I peeled the backs off and stuck them on.
I actually used electrical tape at this point instead of painters tape. (either one will work)
Then I just painted right over the letters and tape.
I peeled the electrical tape right off as soon as I was done painting so I would get nice clean lines.
As soon as the electrical tape was off, I used an exact-o knife to peel the letters up.
I decided to do some diagonal lines on the lid, so I taped down my lines. I also added more lines on the front of the box and left some of the wood-grain to shine thru.
Once my box was all dry (Travis’ did want me to add gloss paint over the whole thing, so since it’s his box, I let it all natural) I put two recipe cards in the box and set it on the counter right by the stove. Travis is all excited to fill it up with all of his recipes – he said it will be filled in no time. :) I did already have two of his recipe’s though, so I wrote them down on index cards awhile and put them inside. (yes, I blurred them out below a bit – god help me if someone found out his secret tuna salad recipe :p)
Project Cost Breakdown:
- Wooden Box – $4.99
- Brushes – $4.99 (Set of 4, Only used 1)
- Paint – $1.39 per bottle (bought 2, Only needed 1)
Total Cost: $11.37 (This project could be under $10 if you already have paintbrushes, or just buy 1 paintbrush – I needed the other paintbrushes for other projects, so I just bought the pack)
How do you store your recipes?