With school days just around the corner (my son starts kindergarten one week from today – sniffs!), I am sure many of us can relate to the fact that sometimes meal planning can become a real burden during the everyday hustle and bustle. This flip recipe organizer is designed to keep recipes organized so that meal prep takes as little guesswork as possible!
For this project, you will need…
(1) 5×7″ clear acrylic frame
Painter’s or masking tape
A drill with 1/8″ drill bit
Double-sided patterned paper
Additional patterned paper, letter stickers, rub-ons, and other scrapbooking embellishments
Paper adhesive roller
Single hole punch
(2) metal book binding rings
Computer and printer
step 1 / Place a strip of tape on the front and back top edge of your frame. Carefully drill holes 3/4″ down from the top and 1-1/4″ in from each outer edge of your frame. (The tape will minimize the splintering that happens as you do this.)
step 2 / Cut a piece of your double-sided patterned paper that is 5×7″. Embellish the lower front portion of this piece as desired using your scrapbooking supplies.
step 3 / Print off your recipe cards, and fill out a number of them with your favorite quick-fix meals. Also print off a number of extra cards (I recommend providing enough cards for at least two weeks’ worth of meals). Trim your cards down with your paper trimmer, and punch holes using the placement guides provided on the cards. Slip your finished embellished paper piece into your frame, making sure it is precisely centered within your frame. Mark the location of the two drilled holes onto your paper, and punch holes at these locations. Replace your paper into your frame, and feed your book binding rings through your drilled holes. Slip your recipe cards onto your rings. You are finished!
As you can see below, the back of the frame is the perfect place to store recipe cards that aren’t in use. If you prefer, you can also use your own recipe cards with this organizer by punching holes 2-1/2″ inches apart on their top edge. Easy peasy!
Have a great week, everyone!