I recently posted about the hand-painted Bamboo Cooking Utensils we are giving the boys’ teachers this year. To make the gifts even more personalized, I am including recipe cards with the boys’ favorite recipes.
Each of the boys chose a recipe from our home that he loves. I originally asked them to write out the recipes on cards, but it turned out that it was hard to fit the recipes onto the cards, so I ended up typing the recipes, but I included their hand-written titles. I also added this cute mixing bowl clipart.
I fit four recipes onto a 8.5″x11″ template, and I printed them out on heavy cardstock.
To decorate and laminate the cards, I used a patterned contact paper (Marise Charcoal by Laura Ashley) on the back and a clear contact paper on the front. I laid the full sheets of recipes onto the contact paper before cutting them out, and it went pretty smoothly (literally and figuratively).
Finally, I punched a hole in the corner of each set of cards and used a ribbon to tie them onto the spoons.
Reminder: here are the painted kitchen utensils. I love how they look, though my tip would be to not paint as far up the handle, so the utensils can be used for all kinds of cooking and prep.
And here are our finished gifts: painted utensils with our personalized recipe cards attached.
It can’t be said often enough how hard-working and dedicated our teachers are. We played Santa and ran around the boys’ schools giving these out today, and I hope that our gifts show our teachers how much we appreciate all they do. And as I mentioned, before, I’m glad this year’s gifts were a lot lighter to carry around school than last year’s pancake and hot chocolate mixes in glass jars! I’m bringing a wagon if I do those again next year!
the amazing Julie– you must have a clone! i love all your wonderful crafts, but where do you find the time– when do you sleep? ho Ho Ho to you and happy new Year.
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