My kitchen is still looking sparse, so I decided to add a homey touch to it and make some vintage-looking recipe cards as decoration. This project was so darn simple, I just had to share!
Supplies as Needed:
3 (or however many you'd like) wooden rectangles from Hobby Lobby ($1.47 each)
Tan card stock
Black acrylic paint
I chose recipes from a family cookbook that was given to me as a bridal shower gift. It contained recipes from my grandparents, aunts, cousins, etc, as well as Bryan's family's recipes. So I decided to choose some that came from our respective cultures - Japanese for him, German/Polish for me. I selected the three recipes and printed them on tan cardstock in old-timey fonts. The header is a font called "Dead Secretary" ...yeah, I know. The typewriter like font is called "Carbon Type" and it looks fabulous. Just like an old-timey typewriter. Highly recommend. I printed them on a page specifying 4x6. You can't really tell how fantastic they look from the photo, but I assure you, I was waaay impressed.
Next step is the fun one. Cut out the recipes, with about 3/4 of an inch on either side. You'll want plenty of room for this one - grab your lighter, and go to town on the edges. Let it burn for a max of about 2 seconds. Then blow it out and use the lighter to get the burned bits to fall. This antiques the paper and makes it look old and fabulous. In this step again, I was way impressed.
Now to adhere - grab your Mod-Podge and give the top of the wooden block a good coating and press down your recipe. Make sure all edges are pressed down and solid to the wood. Let dry for about 10 seconds and you'll be all set.
I had all this bare space above my pantry, and I think these work SO well. They fill it with kitchen-appropriate motif, and the font is big enough that it's readable, and should I ever want to make them, I don't have to break out the cookbook to do so.