DIY Recipe Box how-to with beautiful French vintage wrapping paper

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We designed some vintage French wrapping paper to make a DIY recipe box and thought to share it with you.

French Vintage Wrapping Paper

French Vintage Wrapping Paper, ~ Designed by yours truly

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I put my old French lessons to some good use as I made these 3 different vintage French wrapping papers. Hopefully there are no spelling mistakes… ?!!  (wink)

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You can also use this gorgeous wrapping paper to wrap books or other small gifts creatively. Imagine giving a friend a book wrapped in vintage French paper, tied with a simple ribbon or twine. It turns a regular gift into something truly special and unique. You could even use the paper to cover a set of books, making them a beautiful display on your bookshelf. For a personal touch, add a handwritten tag or a sprig of dried flowers. This kind of wrapping not only looks stunning but also shows the care and thought you put into your gifts and decorations.

Paris, je t’aime!

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I made a couple of versions, as one will work better than the other for different kind of projects.

… with this French Vintage Wrapping Paper…

How-to make a Paris-inspired DIY Recipe Box

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Materials needed for your DIY Recipe Box

DIY Recipe Box w handmade Wrapping Paper + Vintage French Paper Freebie :: FineCraftGuild.comAs well, I realize for some time now that these recipes on my computer are a nuisance with my hands covered with flour, so I want a set of good old fashioned recipe cards, handmade of course, in my kitchen.

Step-by-step decoupage instruction

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While I was  covering up that quintessential English tea box with my vintage French paper art, I realized that I was covering up British designs with French designs. Mmmm…. That’s interesting….

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I extended my French notebook graphics with some French food label images.

I decoupage-ed an old teabag box with a simple photo copy of my design and some ordinary household glue. 

Voila: a French-inspired DIY recipe holder. Life can be so simple and so beautiful. Tres Beau!!

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With just the paper, the recipe box still looks a bit unfinished.

DIY Recipe Box w handmade Wrapping Paper + Vintage French Paper Freebie :: FineCraftGuild.com

But that’s nothing that a few glitter gems and a couple of flower stickers can’t fix.

Just look at that. A pretty DIY recipe box with vintage French paper.IY Recipe Box

I made this box lightning fast as I had limited time today. Tip: enlarge/reduce the wrapping paper to the scale you need for your project.

Over to you – What are you going to make?

Using vintage French wrapping paper to decoupage is a wonderful way to add a touch of elegance and charm to everyday items.

Decoupage is simple and fun—you just need some glue, a brush, and your beautiful wrapping paper.

Cut the paper into pieces or shapes that you like, and then glue them onto the surface you want to decorate, like a picture frame, a wooden box, or even a piece of furniture.

Once the glue dries, add a layer of clear varnish to protect your design and give it a lovely finish.

It’s a great way to personalize your home and make old items feel new and special again.

Rose

How to Get  Your Free French Vintage Wrapping Paper

To get a .pdf of both of my faux-vintage wrapping papers with French designs, just sign up for my newsletter.  The signup box is on the  top right menu. 

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First published September 19, 2014. Updated June 22 2024.


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