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Project

Embellish a Cookbook

Materials

  • Glue
  • Grosgrain ribbon
  • Cookbook
  • Pencil
  • Ribbon
  • Envelope

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Glue a wide grosgrain ribbon across middle of inside back cover. Place pencil on top, then glue the ribbon back onto itself, creating a loop.

  2. Step 2

    Glue narrow ribbon along spine edge, leaving excess to dangle from bottom.

  3. Step 3

    Attach an envelope slightly smaller than the back endpaper over both ribbons, for keeping recipes and notes.

Source
Organizing Good Things 2005, October 2005

Reviews (13)

  • 24 May, 2013

    Great idea, but I would make or cover envelope with pretty scrapbook paper, and a small notepad or small book (to fit into envelope)to list recipes tried and liked or comments so you know for future.

  • 24 May, 2013

    Is it just me or is this new website layout prettier, but much worse? First the link in my email sends me to a general area, instead of the specific project. Then there are no pictures that old comments describe there should be that show you how to make the embellished cookbook, only the main photo. Or are the photos here but the layout is so bad I can't find them? The instructions aren't clear enough for me without visual, can anyone help?

  • 7 Oct, 2011

    Great idea, I´ll make one for my mom, she will love it =)

  • 26 Jan, 2011

    I love these ideas and find the photos and instructions quite clear. All three will be incorporated into a journal I am currently making for a dear friend. I'm altering a purchased spiral bound notebook and know she will find these additions quite useful. Thank you for the fabulous ideas, I've used many of them. :D

  • 24 Jan, 2011

    At the beginning of each year, when entering my list of birthdays

  • 24 Jan, 2011

    At the beginning of each year, when entering my list of birthdays

  • 24 Jan, 2011

    At the beginning of each year, when entering my list of birthdays

  • 24 Jan, 2011

    If you right click on the photo you can save it to your desktop and enlarge it there. Or you could just make your screen larger by hitting "ctrl" and rolling your mouse wheel forward. If you don't have a mouse wheel then look at the right bottom corner of your screen - there's a magnifying glass. If you click on that you can change your zoom level up or down.

  • 24 Jan, 2011

    I don't understand your problem concerning the size of any of the pictures. Any image I want to enlarge, I just move it to my desktop then I can choose to enlarge or re-size to whatever I want. So simple. All of Martha's pictures are jpeg files. I have a MAC, not sure about those PC's. They must be able to do the same thing....

  • 14 Jan, 2011

    I agree prettyparty, the how-to is confusing and I can't see what I need to do.

  • 13 Nov, 2010

    When demonstrating a craft project, it's best to show your audience a large, clear picture of the finished project. We like to see what we're aiming for. If you're going to use small pictures "thumbnails" like these, please link them to larger, clearer photos.

  • 13 Jul, 2008

    For a mutiple ribbon bookmark, cut a piece of plastic canvas the width of the spine and weave a 12 inch length of ribbon 1 or two inches down the canvas. Slip the plastic canvas between the cover and the spine with the long ribbons available to place in the book at your favorite spots. My Joy of Cooking came with two red ribbons and I added six more with this method. I also use it for other types of books I may refer back to in the future, especially if I want to find a quote quickly.

  • 13 Jul, 2008

    For a mutiple ribbon bookmark, cut a piece of plastic canvas the width of the spine and weave a 12 inch length of ribbon 1 or two inches down the canvas. Slip the plastic canvas between the cover and the spine with the long ribbons available to place in the book at your favorite spots. My Joy of Cooking came with two red ribbons and I added six more with this method. I also use it for other types of books I may refer back to in the future, especially if I want to find a quote quickly.