Mod Podge Recipe Box

Mod Podge Recipe Box

When we saw the awesome pattern on these tea towels, we knew we had to recreate it DIY-style. We bought the tea towels (of course!) and then got to work. This little tin recipe box was the perfect candidate for this DIY – we’d found it at a thrift store a while back and it was just waiting to be turned into something good!

Mod Podge Recipe Box

Believe it or not, we didn’t even have to buy tissue paper to match the tea towel’s pattern – we already had it all in our stash! With a little help from Mod Podge (one of our all-time favorite craft supplies!) this DIY makeover took no time. Next time you see a cute and colorful tea towel, snag it and make a matching DIY recipe tin to match – it’s the perfect hostess gift! We’ve grown quite attached to these matching cuties though, so they’re not going anywhere. Keep reading to see how to make your own!

Mod Podge Recipe Box

what you need:

Mod Podge Recipe Box

how-to:

Mod Podge Recipe Box

Step 1
If your recipe box isn’t already a solid color, give it a few coats of paint. We kept the outside white but added a pop of color inside. Let dry completely.

Mod Podge Recipe Box

Step 2
To make a checked pattern like we did, cut 1/2″ wide strips of tissue paper in various colors. We used tissue to match this tea towel set.

Mod Podge Recipe Box

Step 3
Lay out the strips onto the recipe box, spacing them out as you like.

Mod Podge Recipe Box

Step 4
Remove one of the tissue strips, and use your brush to apply a line of Mod Podge where you want that tissue strip to sit. Gently lay the tissue back onto the box, pressing to adhere it to the Mod Podge. Repeat this in the other colors.

Mod Podge Recipe Box

Step 5
Keep working in this way so that the tissue strips wrap around the box on all sides.

Mod Podge Recipe Box

Step 6
Once you’ve attached all your strips, your box should look something like this!

Mod Podge Recipe Box

Step 7
Finally, apply a coat of Mod Podge over the entire exterior of the recipe box to seal the tissue. Make sure to leave the box open when doing this so that it doesn’t get sealed shut as it dries!

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Happy crafting!!

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    Hi Paige,

    Thanks!

    Rachel