Recipe Card Crafts
Looking for a homemade Valentine's Day gift idea for someone who loves to cook? Or maybe you love to cook and someone special is always raving about the food you make? Making framed recipe cards, hanging from ribbon, is an easy gift that's perfect for Valentine's Day or any special occasion -- you might even want to make one for yourself.
I have a bit of a compulsion with metal boxes. If I find a metal box -- with a lid -- at a thrift store, you can be almost certain that I will buy it.
My favorite way of using thrift store metal boxes is by making them into recipe boxes. With a can of spray paint and Elmer's Painters Paint Markers, I was able to decorate a hinged metal box fast and easily.
Here's how to do it...
I love hearing stories about the favorite recipes in families. It's always interesting to ask someone "what was the best thing your mom cooked?" (replace mom with dad, grandma, aunt -- whatever you'd like). Almost everyone has something to share or say about those foods they ate when they were younger. The smells, tastes, and sights of yummy bites that have been etched into their memories.