September Make and Take {Recipe & Photo Holder}

My next make and take craft class is on Friday so I figured I better get my September Make and Take posted now! For our September class we all made Recipe & Photo Holders!!!
Here are most of the ladies with their Recipe & Photo Holders! Several ladies had already left by this point, but I tried to grab a shot of most everyone!!!
Obviously a lot of you don’t live close enough to attend my craft nights….so here’s a little tutorial for you too……
This is what I started with:
-2×8 cut to 11in in length
-Wood craft candlestick
-Small wood plaque
-Wood finial with screw
I glued the small wood plaque, wood candlestick, and piece of 2×8 together with some wood glue. The wood finial was screwed into the top of the 2×8.
Once everything was glued and screwed together I decided to stain all the wood with some Minwax wood stain in dark walnut.
After the wood stain I painted the wood with some cream colored craft paint. Once the paint was dry, I hit all the edges and some other random spots with sand paper. I didn’t worry about having a great paint job on the 2×8 because I knew most of that would be covered with scrapbook paper.
I used some good ole Mod Podge to add some scrapbook paper to the front of the 2×8. I covered the whole thing in Mod Podge to protect the paper and paint.
I painted a small clothespin black to tie in my scrapbook paper. Then I hot glued it to the top of my 2×8 board. Now it’s ready to hold all of those yummy recipes or my favorite photo of the week!
It’s already in it’s new home in my kitchen and I’m loving it!
I love my Recipe & Photo Holder, holding my Grandma’s recipe for meatloaf! I love that I have one of her recipes with her handwriting!!!! I got my inspiration for this project from Garbage to Glam!!!
Linking up to these great link parties!!!
While your here, I’d love for you to come check out my Orange Burlap BOO Banner that I posted yesterday!!!


  1. Oh Courtney. I so want one of these!!! Adding it to my “to do” list. This would also make such a cute Christmas present! Thanks for the inspiration. xx Julie

  2. I love this idea… so much I took the liberty to pin it to one of my boards. Thanks for showing all the pics on exactly how you did it.

  3. Hi Courtney,

    I love love LOVE this idea. I cannot wait to get out and make one for myself and a bunch for the kids for Christmas.

    Thank you so much for posting this for the masses around the world even though we cannot make your fabulous make and takes.

    I will try and remember to slip in and show you my version.

  4. These are awesome, I’d love to make some for Christmas gifts! Pinning this.

  5. This is so cute!! I love it and defiately had to pin this for a future project. Thanks for sharing. Shelly

  6. These are awesome!!!! I so love your make and takes; wish I just lived closer. 🙂

  7. These are adorable! Love em. A good project for Christmas presents.

  8. What a GREAT idea! I like that its movable and doesn’t take up much space. Can’t wait to make one! Thanks for posting this. New Follower.

  9. This is SO cute! I’m pinning this for a later project. I’d love for you to link this up to my link party!


  10. Such a beautiful and functional project! Love it! Megan

  11. This is so stinkin’ CUTE! I love it! Found you on Home Stories A-Z’s link party and decided to follow you via GFC! Would love for you to visit me, too!

    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations

  12. I LOVE this!!! So cute!!! I need to make these!! What a great idea!!

  13. This is SO adorable! I want to make this for Christmas gifts!

  14. Great project !

    I would love you to come and share it at my Craft, Create & Inspire Linky party

    Hope to see you there:)

    Claire@ Polkadot pretties

  15. what a cute idea!!! ive been thinkin of doing this with a group of gals and the question i have is, did you put them together or did the gals do it themselves? how long did it take for the glue to dry? how long was the activity? how much did you charge? seeeee im just full of questions!! ive never done this before and i dont want to mess it up! 🙂 thanks!!

    • I put them all together before everyone came over so all they had to do was paint, decoupage, and add the clothespin. I think people are usually here a good 2-3 hours. For this project I charged $10 a “kit”. Thanks for stopping by!!!

  16. Where did you find the cute finials? I can’t seem to find the screw in kind anywhere? Thanks! Darling project ~ wanting to make them for Christmas gifts this year!


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