My boys enjoy baking and have a selection of favorite recipes they like to whip up. I decided to make them tiny cookbooks containing their favorites all in one place, that are easily grab-able when they want to attack the kitchen. They also make great little gifts for friends or for your child heading off to college. (And they're great for dads too!)
These little books have an oilcloth cover. Here are the supplies you'll need:
- Oilcloth (or laminated cotton)
- Copy Paper
- Fabric Pinking Shears
- Scissors or Paper Cutter
- Two-Hole Punch or Heavy Duty Stapler
To begin, make a template out of paper.
Trace the template onto your oilcloth, about 1/4" wider than the template, all around.
Cut the oilcloth using your pinking shears.
Take several pieces of paper (I used 3 per cookbook, as when the stack is folded, it makes six double-sided pages.) and trace the template onto it. Cut out the stack all together using a paper cutter or scissors. Fold the stack in half, in the center.
Place the paper inside the oilcloth cover. Make sure the paper crease is pressed up against the center crease of the oilcloth and that the oilcloth cover is slightly bigger than the paper. If you need to, you can cut the paper down a bit more.
Fold the oilcloth cover over the paper, crease, and hole punch. (If you don't have a two hole punch, a heavy duty stapler can be used).
Tie off with ribbons of your choice. (Skip this step if you've stapled your little cookbook).
And then, add a little label.
Oilcloth: Cath Kidston and Oilcloth International (via ebay)