DIY Recipe Binder And Free Printable
Organize all of your favorite recipes into a DIY Recipe Binder and use this Free Printable to include any future new recipes. I love getting organized, and while I am not the best cook by any means, I do have a lot of recipes. Therefore, I decided to create this binder to put all of my favorites in one place.
DIY Recipe Binder And Free Printable
I want to share with you exactly I had made this DIY recipe binder.
While I was taking a trip to Hobby Lobby, I went down the scrapbook paper aisle. I typically do not go looking for scrapbook papers. Much less individual sheets of scrapbook paper.
When and if I buy scrapbook paper, I usually buy a book of it. A scrapbook paper book is usually so much cheaper and usually in a nice collection of curated papers.
But on this particular day, I notice a pack of papers, letter stickers, and embellishments all in one kit, and I just fell in love it so much that I about fell on the floor.
And it was Farmhouse theme! Say what?!
I knew I had to have it. The pack was $8.99 not on sale, but with the 40% off coupon, you cannot beat the price. So I snatched it right up knowing that I was going to make a lovely binder to place in my kitchen to house all of my favorite recipes!
Making a DIY Recipe Binder
I picked up a 3 ring binder and got to work coordinating the papers in the pack. In all of my crafting I have never picked up the little flyers in the craft stores that show you how the papers work together, but this time I did.
Using the look from the pages, I started with the cover look and then started creating tabs for the different sections I wanted in my book.
I knew I wanted 5 tabs. Breakfast, Entrees, Family Family (for side dishes) and Christmas. I chose a Christmas tab because there are some recipes we create in our family only at Christmas time. I don’t have very many, but if you look all over Pinterest you might notice there are other recipes specific to Christmas. So, a Christmas tab for me.
Of course, if you are making your own recipe binder, you can choose whatever tab dividers you want.
Layering Your Pages
Once I had the tabs and sections figured out I got to work.
I took 5 sheets as the main sheets, plus another one as the front cover. Then I cut them down to 8.5 X11 size. After the pages were cut, I took the remains and coordinated them to opposite sheets to create a bar or band on the page.
Note* I did buy a few extra sheets to create a back cover on my binder. I just loved the buffalo check papers in the kit and thought I grab an extra one just in case.
After I had the papers laid out, I then add the text and used chalkboard labels I had on hand to give each tab divider a title.
You can see the labels I used here if you want to get some yourself. Then using a chalk paint pen, I added the text. on the label.
Using Hobby Lobby’s paper crafting kit, I used up the embellishments to give each tab divider page a little extra something special. Once I finished each page, I put them into a sheet protector to help protect them.
I then created tabs to tape on the outside of the sheet protectors and used clear packing tape to laminate the tabs. You can use a Tab punch to make tabs! I absolutely love it because you can easily make tabs very quickly.
Adding Recipes to Your Binder
Once the tabs are complete, add your favorite recipes. I had several from my MOPs group and since we decided to do this a group craft, we typed them and put them in our binder.
I also created a Free Printable which you can download from my Resource Library.
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Here is the final finished book. What do you think?
Family Favorites Tab:
And the Christmas Recipes Tab:
Do not forget you can download the free Recipe Printable from the Resource Library.