7 DIY Recipe Boxes From Various Materials

7 diy recipe boxes from various materials cover

If you are a keen cook or just wanna make a gift for someone who loves cooking, make a recipe box. You can put various recipe cards in there and ask your guests to do the same, and when you don’t know what to cook – just pull out some random card and voila! Here are some quick and easy DIYs to make a recipe box.

If someone you know is getting married or starting living together with somebody, this is a creative gift for such an occasion. Make a customized recipe box with a grocery store gift card. Making the box is super easy, and can be fun to do with older kids, too! It just takes a little time to wait for each coat of paint to dry. But if you’re like me, you can always find little things (like Pinterest dusting the house) to fill your time between coat drying sessions.

DIY modern color block recipe box (via makingniceinthemidwest.com)

DIY modern color block recipe box (via makingniceinthemidwest.com)

The authors of this tutorial were inspired by the awesome pattern on the tea towels, and wanted to create it DIY-style. This little tin recipe box was the perfect candidate for this DIY – we’d found it at a thrift store a while back and it was just waiting to be turned into something good! With a little help from Mod Podge this DIY makeover took no time. Next time you see a cute and colorful tea towel, snag it and make a matching DIY recipe tin to match – it’s the perfect hostess gift!

DIY colorful plaid recipe box using a tin box (via www.handmadecharlotte.com)

DIY colorful plaid recipe box using a tin box (via www.handmadecharlotte.com)

This DIY project is all about the organization! A recipe box is a perfect recipe storage solution that allows creating weekly and even monthly plans for meals and store the favorites in one place. I totally love the bright coastal look of this box – that amazing turquoise color and a shell lock.

DIY coastal recipe box with a shell locker (via simplestylings.com)

DIY coastal recipe box with a shell locker (via simplestylings.com)

This isn’t about making a recipe box but about renovating an existing one – this is a DIY recipe box makeover with wallpaper! This is removable wallpaper that is easy to attach to any box and it features a vintage-inspired lemon print – so cool for summer! There’s nothing more satisfying than writing out new recipe cards and organizing them into the recipe box. What pattern would you cover your recipe box with wallpaper?!

DIY bright recipe box makeover usign removable wallpaper (via www.clubcrafted.com)

DIY bright recipe box makeover usign removable wallpaper (via www.clubcrafted.com)

If using iPads and other stuff like that to look for recipes isn’t your thing, you may need a recipe box. Here’s a tutorial to make one of wood. This project not only uses up all those beautiful little wood scrapes lying around the shop, but it also features a hand carved thumb tab, making it an economical and unique holiday gift. You can also decorate and spruce it up the way you like.

DIY simple wooden recipe box for beginners (via www.wwgoa.com)

DIY simple wooden recipe box for beginners (via www.wwgoa.com)

Cookbooks can take up a ton of precious space and typically only contain a few recipes worth making. Instead of filling drawers and shelves with heavy books, write down your favorite recipes and store them in a DIY leather and wood container that won’t disrupt your kitchen’s style or monopolize much-needed countertop real estate. Keep those new and well-loved recipe cards well within reach with a DIY storage box that looks great on your kitchen counter!

DIY leather wrapped recipe box (via www.hgtv.com)

DIY leather wrapped recipe box (via www.hgtv.com)

I love monograms, there is just something about a personalized item than makes it even more special. Whether it is something you wear or a little home decor item, the simple monogram just adds a little special accent to it. So, for a sweet gift idea, make this monogrammed wooden recipe box or even gift it to yourself – you deserve all the best, right? Read the tutorial to make this chic piece!

DIY vintage monogrammed recipe box  (via www.uncommondesignsonline.com)

DIY vintage monogrammed recipe box (via www.uncommondesignsonline.com)