I found the perfect book to make into a lifelong cooking journal, which I will use to record my personal recipes and reminders and kitchen tips--I couldn't be happier with it. This is actually a sketchbook that I found at Michael's, so the pages are thick and blank and beautiful and it has a hard, canvas cover (in ivory, of course). I do believe it will last a lifetime!
So, I admit that this isn't exactly a DIY project--the only "DIY" element is the cuteness! The cover of this sketchbook was just begging to be dressed up, and I thought that a simple fork, knife and spoon pattern would look chic and timeless.
At first I was looking around for stencils, and then I realized that I could just trace a set of utensils. So that's exactly what I did. It was a little bit tricky, as we all know that forks and knives and spoons don't lay flat, but with a little bit of wiggling I was able to make it work. Here's the step-by-step process.
And that's it! A very simple, sturdy cooking journal with a homemade decorative touch. I can't wait to begin to fill it with words.