This picture shows the recipe holder opened so that if you flip the rings to the outer edges it will stand
up on your kitchen counter! Note: The recipe card displayed in this image was a purchased recipe card.
You can use standard white or pastel colored 4x6 ruled index cards as well.
You can purchase the harder outside covers from a place on the net but I thought they were a little bit pricey. I think I might could make a cheaper version. I think this would be a cool wedding present. The women hosting the shower could all put their favorite recipes in it. I would love to get a gift like that. hint, hint Not that I plan on having another wedding shower but if anyone wants to send me their favorite recipe on a card I would love it.
Here is a neat craft that children could make in a Sunday School class for Mother's day or a special project.
Easy Recipe Holder
This Easy Recipe Holder is a great gift for the women in our lives! It doubles as a functional craft AND a card for that special lady. Great for Mother's day for preschoolers on up!
• 16 craft sticks
• 2 clothespins
• Paint and brush
• Foam Stickers (optional)
• Recipe card or paper
Here's how you make it...
1. Paint your craft sticks and clothes pins, any color you wish!
2. Once the paint is dry, place your clothespins beside each other a few inches apart. Put glue along each clothespin and glue 8 clothespins on one side, and 8 clothespins on the other side.
3. Once the glue is dry it is time to decorate your recipe holder. We used foam flower stickers, which you can buy for $1-$2 at a craft or discount department store. Use any decorations you have, paint something or just leave it as is.
4. Now it's time to write out your special "recipe". We wrote a special recipe for Mom. Write your own to suit, or cut and paste ours, print it out and insert it into the clothespins of your recipe holder.
Recipe for a Great Mom
1 cup of Love
1 cup of hugs
½ cup of kisses
¾ cup of smiles
Pinch of Sunshine
Mix all the ingredients together and you get one great Mom like you!
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