Monogrammed Recipe Box

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I love a monogram, yep 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 Mother’s Day gift idea, I decided to create this monogrammed wooden recipe box….

How to make a monogrammed wooden recipe box. #chalkyfinish #americanadecor #decoart

Adorable and functional. I know a lot of us keep everything on the computer, but my mom and I both still love a handwritten recipe card. You know, the ones with all the handprints and flour stuck to them are the best!

How to make a monogrammed wooden recipe box. #chalkyfinish #americanadecor #decoart

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So let’s get to making a memory…

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Supplies Needed to Make Monogrammed Recipe Box: 

Wooden Recipe Box { this one is from Michaels }
Pre-stain Wood Conditioner
Stain in Color of Choice { I used Dark Walnut }
Wooden Letter  { from Michaels }
Small Wooden Tag  { from Hobby Lobby }
Small Metal Drawer Pull { from Hobby Lobby in Scrapbooking Section}
4 Small Wooden Ball Feet { from Hobby Lobby }
Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Color of Choice { I used New Life and Lace }
Americana Decor Soft Touch Varnish
e6000 adhesive
 

Step One: 

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Apply the pre-stain wood conditioner according to the directions on the product. I like to include this step to ensure that my stain takes evenly on the unfinished wood products. Once the wood is dry, stain the outside and inside of the wooden recipe box and allow to dry fully. Also, stain the 4 small wooden ball feet.

Step Two:

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 Paint the monogram in the Chalky Finish Lace color. I painted 2 coats on my letter “M”.

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Paint the wooden label and small drawer pull in the Americana Decor Chalky Finish New Life color. I love the contrast of the cream of the Lace color and the green of the New Life color.

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Open up the little recipe box and paint the inside the New Life color. I love the unexpected pop of green. My kids helped with the next part…polka dots! We mixed equal parts of the New Life and Lace colors and painted polka dots on the top of the inside lid. { hint: use the end of an eraser on a pencil to paint, for easy polka dots } Now doesn’t that make you smile when you lift the lid to pick out your favorite recipe card! You could do any design you would like.

Step Three: 

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While you wait for your monogram pieces and drawer pull to dry, glue the little ball feet onto the bottom of the recipe box. I like to use e6000 glue for this. Also, once they are dry and set, apply a coat of Americana Decor Soft Touch Varnish to the outside and inside of the recipe box. This will give it a nice matte finish for protection.

Step Four:

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Use the e6000 glue to adhere the painted wooden tag to the recipe box. Adhere the painted monogrammed letter on top of it. Finally glue the small drawer pull the the top lid of the wooden recipe box. What a great idea for a special Mother’s Day gift or Teacher Appreciation gift.

How to make a monogrammed wooden recipe box. #chalkyfinish #americanadecor #decoart

There are so many great color choices in the Chalky Finish collection. You can pick yours up at Home Depot.

How to make a monogrammed wooden recipe box. #chalkyfinish #americanadecor #decoart

This would be a fun bridal shower idea as well, each guest could bring their favorite recipe on a sweet recipe card to be placed in the box for the bride!

How to make a monogrammed wooden recipe box. #chalkyfinish #americanadecor #decoart

If you have not tried the Americana Decor Chalky Finish line of products, stop by your Home Depot and check them out. Beautiful colors and finishes to choose from.

Be sure and check out how we created this fabulous project with the Chalky Finish paint as well…

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DIY Ticking Stripe Wooden Server Tray

So tell me, what color would your monogram be? 

Happy Crafting!

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Comments

  1. Amberjane says:

    Gorgeous recipe box , such a cute project – than you for sharing :)

  2. I love monograms and this recipe box is beautiful! I love the green with the wood. Love it!!

  3. Oh this is too cute! Love the polka dots and monogram!

    I would love for you to share you creativity with us at Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! We are live now and start each Saturday morning at 8:00 am EST!

    ~ Ashley

  4. This is so so cute! Great job!

  5. Homemade gifts are so awesome, I just love this idea! I pinned it to my Mother’s Day board, and I’m sharing it on my G+ page today also :) Thanks so much for linking up on the Cook it! Craft it! Share it! link party last week! Hope to see you again this week.
    Ang

  6. Sammie Mauk says:

    I absolutely love this idea!

    But please, pretty please tell me where you purchased the measuring spoons from!!

  7. Barbara says:

    I made this for my Niece for her Bridal shower and put in it 5 recipes to start and will be sending her one every month during her first yr. of marriage. I got the box at Michael’s and had some paints already, the green and polka dots were so cute!

  8. How big is the “M”? I don’t have a Michael’s near me and Hobby Lobby doesn’t have any letters that I like so I am having to order and want to get the right size. Thanks!

  9. Thank you for this great, crafty idea. I’m giving a crock pot as a wedding gift and wanted to include some yummy crock pot recipes and this will be the perfect holder for those recipes. Absolutely love it!!!! Thank you again.

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