DIY Recipes book

DIY recipes book to hold your family recipes. Include some recipes and make it a special gift for someone.

Materials used

Tools used

  • Craft knife
  • Ruler
  • Paper glue
  • Hole punch


After downloading the files, if you are familiar with a design software you can mix and match the images, like the cover, and print in a single page. For this book you will need to print the following:


The 3″ x 5″ blank recipe card x 5 times. If you can attach two images then print as the photo below. You can alter the blank cards with measurement equivalents or you can write any helpful information.

3 pages of the background used in this project.

The designs that you will use for the cover (the checkered one here), if not edit them in single image.

DIY Recipes book 1


Cut 2 pieces of greyboard 9×16,5 cm. Cut A4 pages into 9x15cm pieces that will be used as pages. For this project I used the divider bar included in the files, on a blank page about 1cm from the bottom of the long side and then cut the smaller pages (3 per A4). The recipe book has 30 pages. You can of course set your own number.

DIY Recipes book 2


Cut about 20cm elastic lace. Glue the one side of the lace on the board (will be used as the back side of the book) about 2cm from the edge. Place the bookboard on the back side of the A4 printed background page and mark with a pencil where you should cut in order to pass through the lace.

DIY Recipes book 3


Cut on the marks and pass through the lace and again on the opposite side. Turn back the bookboard and glue the edge of the lace on it. The lace should not be tight on the external side. Continue by glueing the papers on the front and back covers, on both sides.

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When you print two of the blank card, allow some space to one of the long sides to create a flap. If you print the blank cards as the on the 1st photo (2 cards side by side) then fold in half and glue to have now both sides printed. If you print separately the blank cards, then one to the back side of the other, both with printed sides visible.

DIY Recipes book 5


Now take these cards and glue their flaps on the back of and blank one. Fold and create a triptych.

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Glue the blank card on the lower inside of the back cover.

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Punch holes on the covers and on the blank pages. Use rings to bind the book.

The measurement equivalents pages you created can open on the sides of your recipe and help you find the information quickly.

DIY Recipes book open




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