If your mom is like me you have recipes kinda laying all over the place that your mom searches for when you want to make something. This neat little recipe box will let your mom keep all her famous and fabulous recipes in one spot. Best of all it will be made by her wonderful children. So its win-win. Your mom can store all of her favorite recipe cards neatly in this pretty container.
#1: Recipe Box
What you’ll need to make Mothers Day Recipe Box:
- 2 sheets green (or other color) felt
- 1 sheet dark green (or other color) felt
- White craft glue
- Glue stick
- Empty tissue box, shoe box or other cardboard box
How to make Mothers Day Recipe Box:
- Trim top flaps off of cardboard box.
- Cover box, inside and out, with purple felt. Use the glue stick for most of the application, secure seams and ends with white craft glue.
- From the dark purple felt, cut 4 long strips about 1” wide.
- Trim sides of each dark purple strip to add curves, or you can cut with decorative scissors to give them a scalloped look.
- Glue strips onto each corner to cover any seams.
- Cut out a pretty picture from an old greeting card or choose a piece of clip art and print it on card stock. Glue the picture to the front of the box.
- Cut out small hearts from the greeting card and glue them onto the front of the box for further decoration.
- To minimize visible seems, start gluing your felt from the inside bottom of the box and work your way out toward the back of the box. Repeat this process for the front as well.
- You can find plenty of free clipart on the internet by doing a search on “food clip art” or “recipe clip art”. Choose whatever phrase fits your needs. Check the sites rules on using clip art, though most allow you to use it for personal purposes.
Sharpie Multi-Colored Permanent Fine-Tip Markers
2. Select shape and cut
#6Mother's Day Jar
#5Fabric Hand Prints/Frame
This is what we made in preschool this year for Mother's Day, (I got the idea here) but I think it would make a great birthday gift for grandma, grandpa, favorite cousin, dad, teacher appreciation day, church activity, or doll up your kids bedroom, etc. It's quick, easy, and most of all cheap.
I let my kids pick their favorite color of fabric, then I traced their hand using a pen on the wrong side of the fabric & cut it out.
I printed their name & the year on a piece of card stock somewhere near the center and used the Plexiglas or glass (that came with the frame) and a pencil to create the template.
Next I used spray starch to make the hand lay nice and flat.
Then I used spray glue to mount it to my card stock. I sprayed the wrong side of the fabric on a separate piece of scrap paper, first. Then picked it up & centered it where I wanted it on the card stock just above the name & year.
This is how it looks mounted to the card stock. You can see my penciled lines where I will cut out.
I reassembled the frame and placed the hand inside. I got this particular frame at Ikea, they are sold in a set of 2 for $2.99. Then I torn strips of fabric and stapled them to the back of the frame to use as a hanger.
They turned out so cute. One of the moms called to find out how to make one for her other kids. You could also use cute scrapbook paper & ribbon.