DIY: Kitchen Cookbook Letters

DIY Kitchen Cookbook LettersIt has become a goal for us this year to cook more at home and eat out less. To help encourage this goal, we have been trying a ton of new and exciting recipes from cookbooks and food websites. In honor of this new life change, I thought it would be fun to add some DIY decor to our bare white kitchen walls. The main inspiration for this project was a cookbook that belonged to my mother. I loved the traditional 1950′s recipes, the font, and the aged pages (I also felt comfortable cutting the pages out because she had two copies of the book!)

DIY Kitchen Cookbook Letters

What you’ll need:
-Large wooden letters (mine were from Michael’s)
-Modge Podge
-The cookbook of your choosing
-1 felt brush
-1 Exacto knife

Instructions:
1. Cut out strips from your cookbooks (mine were generally 1 inch by 2 inches). 2. Coat your letter with a layer of Modge Podge.  3. Begin to place your strips of paper on the letter coating each individual piece with Modge Podge. 4. Cover your letter completely and don’t worry about making sure the paper fits perfectly on your letter because you are going to cut off the edges once your letter is dry. 5. Once your letter is completely dry, place it paper side down onto a cuttable surface. 6. Using an Exacto knife, cut along the edges of your letter and remove all excess paper.

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3 Responses to DIY: Kitchen Cookbook Letters

  1. molly March 19, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

    Sophie, you are one talented Gal!!! I love what you are doing… I have an idea. Can you call me later this week?

  2. Nicole March 21, 2013 at 1:12 am #

    This is a wonderful, wonderful DIY post! I love how you used an old cookbook to cover the letters! It’s so simple and creative, I’m just going to have to do one myself! I understand what you mean by needing to eat out less. I have that problem myself quite often. This piece is so new as well as being vintage, it’s very inspiring. Great work!

    My blog is Fad Kitty, by the way! If you’re interested maybe come give it a look? I hold giveways, contests, and I feature a fashion blogger each Tuesday; as well as near-daily fashion posts.
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    Loves and Hugs,
    Nicole

  3. Marquise April 16, 2013 at 10:32 pm #

    This is such a cute idea! I’m not much of a chef but I do enjoy finding new things to add to the kitchen to liven it up a bit! Thanks for the new DIY project.

    ♥Marquise

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