Homemade Heritage Recipe
One of the most treasured Christmas presents I received, was this recipe. My mom had taken on a little DIY project and the end result was a framed recipe in my late Grandma’s handwriting, including a photo of her as a young girl on the side. This very simple present has hung in my kitchen ever since, and warms my heart every time I see it.
Making your own can be done in a few simple steps.
- Choose a recipe. I am fortunate enough to have several recipes handwritten by both of my grandmas, as well as ones written by my children and other family members. In this age of high tech gadgets, emails and texts, writing out a recipe on a recipe card and sharing it is almost a thing of the past.
- Include a photo. This can be any photo of your choice, from one of you and your child making sugar cookies, to one of your great grandmother as a young girl. In keeping with the Heritage look of this project, black & white or sepia toned photos stand out well.
- Rummage/Scavage/or whatever you call it! Check your junk drawer, your project closet, or your kids’ craft center. You only need a small size of scrapbooking paper or card stock for the back ground. You will also need a frame. I like to stock up on garage sale frames and then spray paint them for my DIY project needs. 4X6 frame size works well with a recipe card size project.
- Create! This is the simplest part of the project…with the help of double side adhesive tape, or a glue stick, you can adhere the recipe and picture onto the paper and put it into the frame in about 5 minutes!
- Share! Once you have made and gifted one of these, I am sure you will receive the ooh’s and ahh’s of others, and you will want to create even more! Have fun, include your kids and make memories!