Recipe Holder Gift Idea

I like to make my mom something for Mother’s Day each year. This year, my brain was fried – and I was drawing a blank. I was so glad when I remembered a tutorial I saw on U-Create by the Shanty 2 Chic Sisters.

They made a cute board that held pictures. I wanted to do something similar but have it hold recipes for my mom. This is what I did…

Super cute and easy Recipe Holder tutorial { }


– Main wood piece {I used a cabinet door front}
– Finial {top wood piece}
– Spool
– Oval Wood Piece for base
– Drill
– Wood Glue
– Spray Paint
– Sand Paper {to distress}
– Clothes pin


1. Mark the center of your main wood piece on the top and the bottom based off of the width of the board and the thickness of the board.

2. Drill a hole slightly larger than the screw on the finial. *If you want to make the holder sturdier and with smoother transitions, you can flatten the connecting parts on the frame using a forstner bit.

3. Drill a 3/8 in. hole in the bottom of the main wood piece/frame.

4. Drill a 3/8 in. hole through the center of the base and cut a 3/8 in. dowel to the needed length.

5. Apply glue to the spool and base and in the hole of the spool and base. Push the dowel through and let dry.

6. Apply glue to the hole in the bottom of the frame and push the remainder of the dowel through. Also screw in the finial on top.

7. Spray paint and let dry. Polyurethane for a nice finish.

8. Paint clothes pin and let dry. Mod Podge scrapbook paper on if desire. Hot glue to board.


Cute and Easy Recipe Holder Tutorial { }

Recipe Holder Tutorial - so cute and simple! { }

Now you can use this baby to hang recipes, pictures or anything else you want.

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  1. 1

    That is just WAY too cute!! I love it.

  2. 2

    This turned out great. Thanks for sharing!

  3. 3

    Cute!!!! I need one of these! And guess what… I just happen to have a cabinet in my garage! :) YAY!! thanks for sharing! xoxo

  4. 4

    Totally cute. Your brother is a missionary in our ward in Lexington, KY. He rocks.Laurel at

  5. 5

    Luv how it turned out! May just need to make me one!

  6. 6

    This looks great- I wanted to let you know that I featured this on my "What I Bookmarked This Week" post today. Stop by and check it out!danielle

  7. 7

    What a fabulous recipe holder! I featured it on hoo's got talent! Thanks for linking up to the party!

  8. 8

    This is such a beautiful piece! Thanks for sharing. I featured this on my blog: free to grab my Featured Button if you like.@pril

  9. 9

    I am just now seeing this because of pinterest…. LOVE it! You did so good and thanks for the shout out! :-)
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    • 10

      Thank you, Whitney!! And thank you for the inspiration! You guys are awesome! PS – Moving to TX next month and am hoping I’ll finally be able to meet you talented sisters. :)

  10. 11
    silke schwalbe :

    love it!!!!

  11. 12

    Love this! Thanks for sharing!

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