DIY – Make a Recipe Box for $3!

Hi! I’m Amber Anderson, I am a pastors wife, mom of 2 lovely boys, and an avid DIY’er. I post regularly about DIY projects, crafts and family life on You can also find me and all my crafts for sale at!

Anyone else find themselves cooking more these past few weeks with all the barbecues and birthdays? Within the past month, I think I’ve been to more birthday parties, baby showers, weddings and cookouts than ever in my life. And with this comes food, and lots of it. Almost every time I left, I  said to myself, I have GOT to get that recipe! I’ve been looking around for quite some time for a recipe box, and for some reason I’ve had very little luck. So I’ve come up with a $3 solution for any us out there needing a quick fix.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Paper box (they have these in the $1 section of Target literally every time I go, always different patterns)
  • Index Cards
  • Colored Card stock
  • Toilet paper roll

1. Simply cut your card stock to fit the box, and to hang over the top of the index cards, just enough to see their section. And label each one with your desired sections.

2. Divide your index cards throughout your sections.

3. Insert the toilet paper roll to help support your cards and your done! (If you have a lot of cards, you not even need the toilet paper roll.

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