We’re all trying to spend less for the holidays, but I also really would like to focus on more thoughtful gifts that really reflect the recipient. Why not take a beloved family recipe card(complete with burnt sugar stains and annotations from over the years), and frame it beautifully to make a lovely gift with a personal meaning?
The recipe I framed above is from a book that was my grandmother’s in the 1950’s. It is falling apart at the seams, so I carefully copied all the recipes, and framed this page to keep as a family heirloom. Every time I look at it, I’ll be reminded of holidays past and our favorite family recipes.
To make a DIY framed recipe card, you only need a few things:
- page from recipe book or handwritten recipe card (free)
- measuring tape or ruler (on hand)
- frame with mat (approx $10 – you could get an inexpensive 8×10 frame at the dollar store and then jazz it up with a mat like this)
- tape (on hand)
Simply measure the page or card you’d like to frame. In this case, my page was 6×9″. I bought an 8×12″ frame and a separate color-coordinated matte.
Trim the image so it fits inside the matte and tape it down.
Close up the frame and you’re all done! A personalized item your recipient will love.
You’re not limited to recipes! Find some antique books – you can get them at antique stores or even at garage sales for less than $1.00 each, and do the same thing with selected pages.
For the book lover:
For the hobbyist:
The beauty of this idea is that you can tailor it to anyone’s tastes. And I guarantee that people will appreciate the time you took to acknowledge and recognize their passions!Pin It