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DIY recipe box on a stand with farmhouse beads

DIY Recipe Box-Farmhouse Style

DIY recipe box that is super simple and makes a cute little farmhouse recipe box. This dollar tree recipe box is inexpensive and makes a thoughtful gift for Mother’s Day or any occasion.
Keyword DIY recipe box, dollar tree recipe box, farmhouse recipe box, Farmhouse style recipe box
Prep Time 30 minutes
Paint drying Time 23 hours
Total Time 23 hours 30 minutes
Author Evelyn
Cost $5


  • Apply 2 coats of the Waverly white chalk paint making sure to allow plenty of time to dry between coats.
  • After the crate is completely dry cut out the letters and designs of your choosing.
  • Lay your your letters and designs in the order you will apply them to the recipe box.
  • Place each letter on your farmhouse recipe box, centering them and lining them up evenly. Rub using a firm, smooth pressure with something like a clean, dry, Popsicle stick or you could use your fingernail if you are careful.


The longer these rub on letters set they more durable they are but you might wish to seal this with a clear coat of acrylic. Now you can fill them with 3 X 5 blank or personalized recipe cards. It’s also a nice touch to handwrite a few of your family family recipes and add to this when giving it as a gift.