Thursday, 7 February 2013

diy recipe folder



when my first filofax was sent back last year, i wasn't sure how long i would be without one, so made the decision to buy a back up from ebay. i won this little guy for £2.50, and despite being pretty battered, it served it's purpose whilst i awaited a replacement. 

fast forward a few months, and i felt bad that this folder no longer had a use, so decided to turn it into a little recipe folder. it's simple, interchangeable, and will only ever contain recipes that i absolutely love- yay!

i used the numbered tabs that came with it, and have gone for breakfast, lunch, dinner, baking, drinks and notes sections. 
i had so much fun putting this folder together- some of these recipes were previously scrawled on scraps of paper, so it feels good to have them all in one place, and i can't wait to cram it full over time :)

22 comments:

  1. This is a great idea, I desperately need something to file recipes in! x

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    1. thanks erin, it's working pretty well so far :) x

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  2. I like this idea! However I am too lazy to write them all out, so I tend to print them off (At work, sneaky) and if they're commonly used ones i'll laminate them (At work, sneaky) and then keep them all in one of those a4 folder things with the clear plastic wallets inside... not as pretty as yours tho!

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    1. well now i am super jealous of your laminator! i wish i had one haha, sounds like a super practical idea! xx

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  3. I am so disorganised with recipes, I literally just have a massive file crammed full of clippings etc.

    burgundybeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. that's exactly what i had going on before! this seems to be working so far :) x

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  4. This is such a good idea, what a lovely way to reuse your filofax x

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    1. thank you charlotte :) i hated seeing it not being used! x

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  5. awww I love this! Really want to take some time put all my favourite recipes in one place, good recycling ;) xxoxoxoxox

    http://www.fashionplaytime.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. thank you so much :) i love being able to recycle stuff! x

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  6. You make me want to go organize something my friend. That is just awesome . I love it !!!!!!!!! Hope that your weekend is beautiful and blessed.... Hugs ..from Sherry @ The Rusty Pearl

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    1. haha, i'm glad i make you want to organise sherry! thank you :) x

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  7. Such a great idea, I have my old filofax sitting in a drawer gathering dust. Think I might give it another purpose in life now :) x

    bluebutterfly80.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thank you, oh yay i hope you try it and it works for you! :) x

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  8. Oooh, this is a good idea! I think I might do this! I have a personal songbird and the personal pink olympic one that are currently unused!

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    1. thank you :) oh, i think a personal size would be even better :) x

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  9. I think I need one of these
    J
    http://lifelovesand.blogspot.ie

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    1. i've always wanted a recipe book so it's working really well :) x

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