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We love to cook all kind of goodies for the holidays, the French recipe box can be such a great gift for you or for someone dear to you.
Let’s just hope there are some people out there who would still prefer to write their recipes by hand and keep their favorites in one place, rather then sliding their iPads every time they cook something :)
The French recipe box is made from MDF, is painted with acrylics, distressed and then decorated using waterslide decal paper. The top of the French recipe box is decorated with a beautiful French saying, that worked like a charm for this ‘treasury’ box:
La vie est faite de petits bonheurs (Life is made of small pleasures)
For the front of the box I decided to use a collage with Ateliers du Chocolat, Cacao, Dragees et Confiserie, a beautiful vintage cake from The Graphics Fairy and Spécialités faites avec amour (Specialties made with love).
Here you can see more projects like this, painted in two contrasting colors and distressed.
I’ve decided to make some vintage recipe cards that would match my new French recipe box and I’ve used an amazing frame also from The Graphics Fairy to create these vintage beauties. If you like them, you can download them for free from my blog.
To make this gift even more special (if that was even possible), just add a red ribbon and a Vanilla bean and you will have a perfect gift for Christmas. And if you also add some love, the secret ingredient, you’ll have an everlasting gift for any special occasion :)
On the inside of the French recipe box, another French secret :)
Voici mon secret. Il est tres simple:on ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.
(Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eyes).
Don’t forget to smile,