Vintage Magnetic Recipe Box

for  Craft Marketing Connections, Inc.

size: 5"x7"


  • White tin lunch box, 5”x7”
  • Melissa Frances: Kitchen Gadgets: Crafty Cutters Ad, 2-1/2” square; Rose’s Cake Tins Ad, 1-1/2”x2-1/2”; Monogram transfer letters: black, 3/4”; Crafty Cutters Cookie Cutters: Star & Heart, 1-1/4”
  • White cardstock
  • Decorative papers, 12”x12”: lt. blue dot; red gingham
  • Ribbon: coordinating striped, 3/8”-wide, 24” length; red gingham, 1/4”-wide, 18” length; red grosgrain, 3/8”-wide, 1-3/4 yd.


  • ProMAG magnetic items: Sheeting, 5”x8”; Foam Buttons, 3/4”x1/2”, four; Button Magnets, 1/2”x13mm, two
  • Craft Bond adhesives: Extra-Strength Glue Stick; Fabric & Paper Glue
  • 1. Cut two 4"x12" red gingham strips to wrap around lunch box. Use glue stick to adhere paper to box, matching seams at sides.
  • 2. Measure and cut red grosgrain ribbon to fit top and bottom paper borders on box; glue.
  • 3. For letter magnets, choose transfer letters to spell desired word. Rub first transfer letter onto blue dot paper; trim to 1" square. Repeat with remaining letters. To mount letters, adhere magnetic sheet to red gingham paper, working with a 2"x12" piece. Trim 1-1/2" square for each letter. Use glue stick to adhere letter squares to red gingham magnets. Set aside.
  • 4. For vintage label magnets, use glue stick to glue labels to white cardstock for added stability; cut out. Adhere magnetic foam buttons to backs of labels for added dimension. Set aside.
  • 5. Glue cookie cutters to button magnets.
  • 6. Embellish recipe box by tying varying ribbon lengths around either side of handle, cookie cutters, and label. Arrange magnets on box as desired.