DIY Recipe Book with Printable Recipe Cards

Each month I team up with my blogging friends and share a craft project with you made from supplies I have been hoarding collecting.  We call it the Craft Room De-Stash Challenge. I am finally going to take these mini books and make a recipe book.

I have always been crafty and love giving gifts that are well thought out and personalized. Since I do a lot of cooking I am always asked to share my recipes and I thought this DIY Recipe Book would be a way for me to share recipes with family and friends.

DIY Recipe Book 1

As you know, in a former life, I worked in the craft and hobby industry which means I have a lot of crafts supplies stock piled in my house. I no longer have a designated craft room so things are packed up in boxes in my crazy, messy basement. Being part of the monthly Craft Room Destash motivates me to use what I have on hand to get creative.

DIY recipe book 5

I also have this issue of savings things that I might need one day such as these Longaberger books. I honestly don’t know the original intended purpose these books were to serve but I think I held onto them to make mini scrapbooks. Well, that plan has since changed and I am making a mini recipe book for my college bound daughter.

DIY Recipe book 6

Now keep in mind, these mini books can only hold about a dozen recipes so I am going to add a few of my favorite recipes and include some blank recipe cards so she can add her own favorite recipes. You can download the recipe card template here.

DIY recipe book 7

If you don’t happen to have a mini book available to DIY your own recipe book you can find a variety of scrapbooks in different shapes and sizes on Amazon {affiliate link, you can read my full disclosure here}.

DIY Recipe Book made from repurposed book

As I said earlier, every month a group of bloggers are challenged by C’mon Get Crafty to create a new craft or project from their own stash of goodies! Check out some awesome creations you might be able to make from your own stash! #CraftRoomDestashChallenge

If you’d like to join in the monthly Craft Room De-Stash Challenge, you can request to join our Facebook group here!


  1. Florence says:

    I love the way you’ve repurposed that notebook Denise! It reminds me of a spiral bound calendar notebook I have that I never wrote in. I need to dig it back out and see what I can make out of mine. I would love to have a look at your craft supplies! They look interesting.
    Florence visiting from The Blog Hop

  2. Habiba says:

    What a wonderful gift for your daughter. My mother wrote down my favorite meals for me, too. But only in a plain white notebook 😉

  3. Leanna says:

    This is a really thoughtful gift. My Mom bought me my first cookbook and wrote a poem inside, I still treasure it. Beautiful idea.

Comments are closed.