A few weeks ago I wanted to make Banana Bread. I had about 9 frozen bananas sitting in my freezer just waiting to be turned into our family favourite. I went into the drawer to look for my mother-in-laws delicious recipe, and low and behold – it wasn’t there… I went from drawer to drawer to drawer…hunting for the 3.5 X 5 index card that holds the secrets to our families Banana Bread. I couldn’t find it…anywhere. I called my mother-in-law, and she couldn’t find it either… this was not going well.
I made another recipe..and it didn’t do the trick – it wasn’t the banana bread that we are used to – I ended up throwing most of it into the compost. A sad ending, but it sent me in the direction to create this:
I wanted a place where I could stick those loved recipes…the ones I use regularly…and I know you’re likely thinking what’s wrong with a cook book? Or a recipe box.. or just publishing them on your blog then you’ll always have them…we’ll, those are all wonderful options…but I wanted something more (and I am slowly publishing most of them). I wanted to be creative.
So I hit Pinterest with search terms for Cupboard Cork Board and I was immediately drawn to this post from Echos Of Laughter. I chatted with her a little about the project and off I went to our local dollar store.
It took all of 20 minutes and I had this fantastic Recipe Cork Board hiding in my cupboard!
How To Make A Cupboard Recipe Board
- 2 – 12X12 inch sheets of cork board (At Dollarama they come in a two pack for $2)
- 1 pkg – Scotch double-sided adhesive squares. (White school glue works as well as per Angie’s instructions but since I don’t own my house, I stuck with the adhesive squares)
- 1 pkg – recipe cards
- 1 pkg – thumb tacks or push pins
- Wipe the inside door of your cupboard to ensure it is clean and dry.
- Clear off your kitchen counter space to give you room to work. Arrange your cork board in the shape you want to create.
- Adhere the double-sided adhesives to the wrong side of the cork board. I put one in each corner of each cork board (I used two cork boards) and on in the middle of each piece of cork.
- Find the center of your cupboard. You can use a straight edge to go from corner to corner diagonally creating an X. The center point of the X will be the center of your cupboard.
- Adhere the first piece of cork to the top half of your cupboard, starting at the X you created finding the centre. (The bottom side of the cork should run horizontally through the X.)
- Make sure your cork is straight, use a level.
- Line up the second piece of cork to the first one. Edge to edge.
- Put pressure on all of the adhesive squares, to ensure they stick to the cupboard
- Use craft paper, stickers, push-pins and recipe cards to decorate!