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!
Do you have any handwritten recipes you'd love to preserve? How about some pretty knobs that you don't know what to do with?
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