DIY Card Holders – 12 Days of Christmas – Day 5

Find fun and festive inspiration for displaying your Christmas cards with these DIY Christmas Card Holders. You are going to love all of the Christmas goodness that is headed your way over the next several days. Don’t miss a single day — they are all different and promise tons of holiday cheer and inspiration! Enjoy…

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Every day December 1-12th we will be sharing a new collection of Christmas Ideas rounded up from our best blogging friends around the web. That’s a total of 144 awesome Christmas Ideas to make your holiday season easier and more fun! Some of our topics include Decor, DIY, Organization, Food, Games and so much more. We don’t want to spoil the fun by telling you too much. We want you to be surprised! Now is the perfect time to subscribe so you’ll be the first to know!

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It’s Day Five and we’re sharing

12 DIY Christmas Card Holders / Displays

Welcome, Stephanie from The Tip Toe Fairy.


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Recipe Card Organization and Free Download

Michelle James stops in to bring us a great project for the New Year… Recipe Card Organization! Put some order in your kitchen.

 

Recipe Card Organization and Free Download

Hi! I am so happy to be back on Life With Lorelai today. I am getting ready for a huge pantry organization re-vamp at my house, and part of that includes the recipes that are everywhere! I am not talking about the books, but the single recipes that people give me–they are just thrown in a pile in the pantry. Then, when I go to look for a particular recipe, I have to dig for a long time to find it; unless, I get lucky and it has fallen on the floor or something.

I finally decided to do something about it!

Recipe Card Organization

 

I had purchased an organizational file/drawer at a garage sale this past summer for .50¢, I think. I had actually given it to my husband, but I decided I needed it and asked him if I could have it back. I am terrible that way.

It was pretty dirty and awful!

I gave it a good bath and took it straight out to the garage for some paint. We had some green and some white spray paint so that is what I chose. These colors match nicely with my kitchen, and I am hoping to bring some of the same colors into the pantry as I organize.

Here it is after being painted. It looks much better, right?

The size was very different for pre-made recipe cards. There were some cards that came with it so I used these for a size template to create my own.

They are 7 1/8 x 3 ¼ .

I put three on a page and printed 10 pages to start.

Then, I decided to create a 4 x 6 that is a more general size to fit in photo books to use as a recipe holder, or a photo/shoe box that you can decorate and use as a recipe holder.

You can download the free file with both sizes at the end of this post.

Once I had my cards done, I wanted some divider pages. I used some scrapbook paper and cut it to the same size as my cards. Then, I cut some 2 ¾ x 1 ¼ size pieces with a coordinating paper. I folded them in half lengthwise and wrote the categories I wanted: Main Dish, Sides, Salads and Desserts.   I used an adhesive tape runner to attach them to the divider cards.

The last thing I did was print the word “Recipes” onto a piece of the same cardstock that I used for the divider cards, and cut it to fit into the front of the drawer handle.

I am really happy with the way it turned out! What do you think? Do you have a system for your recipes?

Don’t forget to click on the link at the bottom and download the files. Enjoy!

Download Recipe Cards Here

 

 

 

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