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Family keepsakes

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Family Recipe Scrapbook

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Memorabilia, Scrapbooking
A recipe scrapbook safeguards fragile original cards, preserving handwritten notes along with ancient spills and spatters. Photos of family gatherings at the table -- and stove -- complete the story. On the following pages are five steps to organizing cherished old recipe cards as well as recent favorites.
Materials
  • Blank book with acid-free pages
  • Glassine envelopes
  • Adhesive tape
  • Metal straightedge
  • Cutting mat
  • Utility knife
  • Glue
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Family Recipe Album

Steps:5
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How to Make a Photo Scrapbook

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Preserving Recipes

Other Ideas:
Kitchen
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Embroidered Tote Bag Keepsakes

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Tabitha Geary's Memory Cafe Scrapbooks

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Framed Family History Keepsakes

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Heirloom Family Tree in a Glass Dome

Steps:4
A random assortment of family keepsakes, from a grandfather's spectacles to a baby's christening spoon, takes on a cohesive, deliberate look that's almost Victorian when encased in a delicate glass dome. The little tree is a lightweight branch bought from a florist, then spray-painted matte gold and held upright with epoxy.
Materials
  • Handsaw
  • 18-inch manzanita branch (or use branch from yard)
  • Glass dome and wooden base
  • Sandpaper
  • Spray paint
  • Epoxy
  • Name-tag templates
  • Fine-tip pen
  • Craft knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Family curios and keepsakes
  • Museum wax
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