In this post: Using Spoonflower we made my mom’s handwritten recipes into tea towels and also created a set of distressed knob hooks in the kitchen to hang them on.
When I moved out and married Dean almost 18 years ago, my mom gave me a wonderful collection of handwritten recipes. Some of the recipes were hers, some were classic church pot luck recipes and a few were recipes she’d been given by both my grandmothers (her own mother’s and her mother-in-law’s).
When I came across this post months ago, I though turning my mom’s handwritten recipes into tea towels would make a great gift for my sister – but don’t tell her, I haven’t given them to her yet!
I chose two favorites – apple crisp and peanut butter cookies. Yum!
The instructions are all here, so I won’t repost them, but I have to say it was a pretty simple project.
And when all was said and done, of course we needed somewhere to display these new lovelies…so Dean and I made a set of Distressed Knob Hooks.
Believe it or not the wood is actually a new piece of spruce that I picked up for another project that didn’t happen. To make it all distressed I took it outside and let our kids and a couple of neighbor kids beat on it (with safety glasses on). Then I just stained it using Minwax Dark Walnut (oil-based) stain.
To make the wood all distressed I took it outside and let our kids and a couple of neighbor kids beat on it (with safety glasses on). Then I just stained it using Minwax Dark Walnut (oil-based) stain.
Dean added the knobs (purchased at Pier 1 of all places) and some sawtooth hangers.
Voila! An easy set of distressed knob hooks!