Make a Recipe Holder from a Thrift Store Find. Give a decorative bread board a makeover with paint and ribbon to go with your kitchen decor.
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I’m glad that I have quite a few thrift store finds in my craft stash. I’ve been missing going out for my weekly thrift store shopping, but I’m glad to be using some of the items I have already purchased.
I’m happy to again join the monthly Thrift Store Challenge group! Each month participants are challenged to:
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Meet the Hosts
Make sure to see their thrifty creations at the end of this post.
I found this decorative bread board at my local Goodwill a few months ago. It was priced at $2.99 and it was in great condition.
To use it for what I had in mind, first it needed to match my decor. I gave it two coats of white chalk paint to make sure that the design wouldn’t show through. Once that was dry, I added a coat of DecoArt Chalky Finish Vintage Paint. After that dried, I added a second coat.
The fun part of any thrift store find makeover is dressing the item up. I started by added a wide cream colored strip of ribbon to the board. It’s hot glued in place.
This lace ribbon makes a great overlay for the cream ribbon. It’s also glued in place.
In order to use the bread board for a recipe holder, it needed a ledge. I searched through my craft stash and found an old tile holder from a Scrabble game. I bought the game at Goodwill a few years, knowing it was missing some pieces, but it would be great to use for crafting. I painted it the same color as the board.
Since hot glue can sometimes be less than permanent, I used wood glue for the ledge.
The ledge is secured about an inch from the bottom of the board. Use a cloth to wipe away any excess glue before it has time to dry. Allow the piece to dry over night.
As I thought about adding more decorative touches to the recipe holder, I decided that our last name initial would be good. It can double as a simple decor piece for our kitchen/breakfast nook area when I’m not using it to hold a recipe.
I used my Cricut Air Explore 2 for the letter. The font is Little Lord Fontleroy.
Giving a new look to an old thrift store find is one of my favorite budget friendly ways to add decor pieces to our home.
The ledge is sturdy enough to hold my Kindle Fire when I’m using a recipe found online.
When it’s not in use, it fits in well with the other decor pieces on top of our wine rack in the breakfast nook.
Supply List for Cutting Board Cookbook Holder
- Cutting Board from Thrift Store
- Scrabble Game Tile Holder
- Wood Glue
- Hot Glue
- Cricut Air Explore 2
- White Vinyl
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Decorative Recipe Holder
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