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Monday, February 27, 2012

A Kitchen Recipe Board...

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I have wanted to create this project in my baking area for a long time.
This is an idea I have seen on other blogs and I just love the practicality of it...using the inside of a cupboard door to create a bulletin board.

This project requires:
12in x 12in cork tiles
{I used 2 tiles for this project.I got mine at Zellers, but have since found tiles at Dollarama}
white school glue
masking tape
scrapbook papers & embellishments
recipe cards
push pins
~all of these supplies can be found at a dollar store~

The first step is to decide where it would be practical to place the tiles in your kitchen.
I chose my baking area.
Then attach your tiles with white school glue....it's cheap and it works!
Do not use the double-sided tape that come with the tiles...I tested it already and it won't hold.
You will wake up in the morning and open the cupboard door and the tiles will fall out!
And jeepers that is frustrating...so avoid it and go straight to the glue.
I chose white school glue because it holds, but it can also be easily peeled off if you later decide to remove the tiles.
I placed glue along the outside perimeter of the tiles and then I pressed to the surface of the cabinet.
I then anchored the tiles with masking tape on the four corners and let it dry overnight.

The next day I had a nice cork bulletin board on the inside of my cabinet door.
Then I treated my bulletin board like a giant scrapbook page...and decorated it.

The whole purpose of this project was to create a place for our most used recipes....the ones that we make all the time!
But of course....I had to make it pretty.
I used my scrapbooking supplies and creativity to add a fun touch to this display of our family favourites.

I included on this board our most often made sweets....chocolate chip cookies, brownies & peach cobbler....as well as our very fav pancakes & waffle recipes.
And because I used push pins, they can easily be switched out or added to at any time.

I wrote out the recipes on standard recipe cards because I love that homey look.
And 2 of these recipes are my mother's recipes.
Although I have the recipes....I sure can't make them like she does!

The kids can easily find these recipes to make cookies or pancakes if they like too.


I just love opening the cupboard door and finding our most cherished recipes in such a convenient place.
I wish I had done this a long time ago.




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35 comments:

MJ said...

I've loved the idea of doing a square of chalkboard paint on the inside of the cupboard, but I think I like this more. I'll have to do both inside of my new pantry. Thanks for the inspiration!
www.ahappysong.com

Jenn Lifford said...

So, so cute!! I love all of your scrapbook papers!

Creative Raisins said...

Oh my gosh I had never thought of this, it might actually help me to organize my life a little bit and in such a cute way. Thank you for sharing.

Lisa

notyet100 said...

Very,creative nd cute too,,

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Genius!! I'm pinning this idea, Angie; great way to streamline busy meal prep. :)
xo Heidi

Rustown Mom said...

That's a great idea - I need to add cork to the inside of the cabinet where the otc meds are kept with nites about dosages, etc. Might have to pick up the supplies for that today!

Chandra said...

Love this idea! I'm adding to my pin board:D Thanks for sharing and I hope you are having a good day!

Margie said...

This is such an amazing idea. Simple but so helpful. Thank you for sharing it. I can't wait to try it with the cork squares I tried to hang that fell down.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

So cute and cheerful! Love the banner at the top too.

Lindsi B said...

oooh I love this idea! I am pinning this for a future project for MY kitchen!!! Thanks!!!
I found you on Tater Tots and Jello. I'd love to have you link up with us for Fun Stuff Fridays linky party at Toys In The Dryer. http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/03/fun-stuff-fridays-13.html

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

Love the look. Great idea.

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

How clever!!! { and adorable too!!} thank you for linking up to Uncommon!!

Bonnie ;)

Jenn said...

I don't know why, but I love seeing handwritten recipe cards! Most of my recipes are written on notebook paper or printed off the computer.

Jenn said...

I don't know why, but I love seeing handwritten recipe cards! Most of my recipes are written on notebook paper or printed off the computer.

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

Angie-
I love ht new header! this is awesome, I want to run right out and do this on the back of my pantry door so I can pin up recipes, school handouts, etc. Just pinned it.

Jessica

Susan @ A Slice of My Life said...

I just want you to know that I think you are brilliant! From the idea of using school glue (I've already figured out the tiles won't stick to my cupboard door) to treating it like a scrapbook page or using handwritten recipes. This is my next project. I love how you did this!

Justine said...

Stopping by from the Weekend Wrap UP Party!!! http://queenofsavings.com

Kelli said...

I LOVE this idea!. I have the perfect place to do this. I think I may have a project on my hands!

Jenn Lifford said...

Just me again! Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark - I'll be featuring this today. Congratulations on your feature over at Style At Home magazine - that's fabulous!!! Hope you are having a great weekend.
Jenn :)

Jess said...

This is SO absolutely adorable! I tried to make something similar but it didn't work out nearly as well! I will definitely be making a trip to my dollar store to find some of these materials! :) Thanks for the inspiration!

-Jess
http://www.thatssewcrafty.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

Such a great idea!!! :) I would love too do this in my own kitchen! Thanks for sharing.

Sarah @
www.dottedlinecrafts.blogspot.com

DesignDazzle.blogspot.com said...

Very cute and easy! Darling!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

My Mom read about this idea before I did and she told me she loves it and wants to put some cork tiles up on the inside of her cupboard doors.

Sarah said...

Awesome idea- love this!

I featured this on my blog today:
http://craftingandcreativity.blogspot.com/2012/03/things-i-like-thursday-25.html

Sarah

Bev said...

I love this idea! inexpensive and easy.

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

This is such a great idea! I'd love for you to share this at Mix it up Monday:

http://flourmewithlove.blogspot.com/2012/03/mix-it-up-monday_11.html

I hope to see you soon :)

SarLaz said...

Where did you get those super cute recipe cards?

Heidi of Operation Organization said...

Well done!

I just love all the little extra happy little touches. :)

~H

Creative Raisins said...

Thanks again for the inspiration, I had to make my own so stop over and check it out.
http://creativeraisins.blogspot.com/2012/03/i-loved-it-so-much-i-made-on-of-my-own.html

Paula said...

What a great idea! And it looks so cute! We'd love for you to link this up at our party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/03/riverton-housewives-round-up-8.html

Six Sisters said...

Man what I would give to be that organized! What I great idea! Thanks so much for sharing them on Six Sister's Stuff! Hope to see you again!
Sincerely,
The Sisters

lovingmomma @ Happy As A Lark said...

I have 2 of these tiles I picked up at the thrift store. I am so excited with this idea!!! Can't wait to do it. I am your newest follower :)

Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

I have the perfect place for a recipe board like this. I love how you made it pretty AND functional.

I'd love for you to link this post to my Finished Friday Blog Party!

Nancy said...

Great idea, love it!

Al@PolkaDotsandPaisley said...

I did this last week and just finished the write up (with a link back to you of course). The post will be up on my blog next weekend. Thanks for the great idea!

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