DIY Recipe Scrapbook: Give the Gift of a Treasured Keepsake

Make a handmade recipe scrapbook for the cooks in your life for a unique holiday gift.

Recipe Scrapbook
Have you been wondering what to give your loved ones this holiday season? How about a made-from-scratch recipe box?
Photo By Amanda Mackey
Recipe Box
Choose a variety of favorite recipes with family history and interesting stories to include in your scrapbook.
Photo By Thinkstock/
Couple Photo
Adding photographs to some of the pages of your recipe scrapbook will evoke a warm feeling of family.
Photo By Amanda Mackey
Scrapbook Embellishments
A variety of embellishments can be included on the pages of your scrapbook to provide interest and color.
Photo By Thinkstock/Kim Carson
Scrapbook Paper
Scrapbook paper and cardstock can be purchased at craft stores as individual sheets or in stacks — a book that contains multiple sheets in various patterns and textures, all color coordinated to work together beautifully and add depth, character and contrast to scrapbook projects.
Photo By Thinkstock/Kim Carson
Recipe Scrapbook Pages
The first step is choosing the recipes you want to include in your scrapbook. Next decide if you want to type or write them out on recipe cards.
Photo By Amanda Mackey
Scrapbooking Tools
Before starting your scrapbook, gather your essential tools — scissors, a paper cutter, glue and other adhesive — so everything is close at hand.
Photo By Amanda Mackey
Apple Scrapbook Page
The apple paper gives the page color and flair, and the addition of the red apple brad attached to the recipe card makes the recipe pop. Craft stores carry all sorts of brads, in all shapes, sizes and themes.
Photo By Amanda Mackey

Subscribe today
First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Want to rediscover what made grandma’s house the fun place we all remember? Capper’s Farmer — the newly restored publication from the rural know-how experts at — updates the tried-and-true methods your grandparents used for cooking, crafting, gardening and so much more. Subscribe today and discover the joys of homemade living and homesteading insight — with a dash of modern living — that makes up the new Capper’s Farmer.

Save Even More Money with our automatic renewal savings plan!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our automatic renewal savings plan. You save an additional $5 and get 4 issues of Capper's Farmer for only $19.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and I'll pay just $19.95 for a one year subscription!