Silhouette Challenge: What’s Cooking Recipe Holder

Today I'm honored to be a part of a group of bloggers who participated in a Silhouette Challenge.  I received my Silhouette Cameo machine for my birthday last year.  It was on my wishlist, so I was excited when I received it.  I have tackled some projects, but I still have a lot to learn in regards to the machine and what it can do.  I hope to stretch myself and learn more about its capabilities throughout this year.

One of the easiest materials I have found so far to work with is vinyl.  Today's project is a super simple vinyl project.  Last year, I put together a recipe book.  This was a huge job of weeding out old cards and rewriting and organizing what recipes were left.  You can see the full post on this organizational project, here.  Since I spent so much time rewriting my recipe cards, I was looking for a way to hold my card when I take it out of the book and use it to cook.  Often, I found my cards would get spills on them and get ruined during cooking.

I decided to make my own “What's Cooking?” recipe holder using my Silhouette to cut out the letters.  If you don't have a Silhouette, then paint or stencil the letters on instead!

Here is how I did this project.

I began with a wooden pants hanger.  You could leave it brown, but I painted it with white paint to match my kitchen cabinets.  After painting, I used my Silhouette to cut out the words; What's Cooking?

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Finally, I tied a string bow around it for decoration.

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Super simple, but sometimes those simple projects are the ones that make the most difference.  I love that I can hang my recipe right beside my stove when I'm cooking and see the directions without getting my card messy.  It's the little things, right friends?


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Want to see what other Silhouette projects my friends came up with?

Cheeky Snack and Dip Cup Set I have found the one whom my soul loves Silhouette Came Project Silhouette Cameo Tote Bag Silhouette Craft Paper Boxwood Wreath Silhouette Wall Art DIY Shirt using Silhouette Machine DIY Coasters DIY Makeup Organizer using Silhouette DIY Milk Bottle Glasses using Silhouette Machine Princess Cupcake Toppers DIY DIY Shirt Silhouette Machine Chalkboard Workout Schedule using Silhouette Machine Tribal faux embrodery pillow Silhouette Machine Valentines Day / St Patricks Day Sign Silhouette Machine Image Map

Pocketful of Posies – Sultry and Saucy One of a Kind DIY DIP Cups

Hobnail House – Silhouette Craft Blog Hop: Cut Vinyl Art Upcycle

In The Loop – How to Create a Silhouette Using the Silhouette Cameo

Craving Some Creativity – Silhouette Project Challenge: Distressed Laundry Room Sign

DIY Passion – Cheeky DIY Tote Bags that will Make You Smile

Domestic Abiliy – Paper Boxwood Wreath

Our House Now A Home – A Silhouette Giveaway and Creating New Wall Art

My Life From Home – Silhouette Challenge: What's Cooking? Recipe Holder

Holy Craft – How to Use a Photograph to Make a Custom T-Shirt with Your Silhouette

Knock it Off Crafts –
DIY Otomi Coasters using a Silhouette Machine and Silhouette Giveaway!
One Project Closer – DIY Princess Party Decorations

Dream Design DIY – Chalkboard Workout Calendar and Silhouette Giveaway

The Country Chic Cottage – Makeup Organizer

Refresh Living – Custom Word Throw Pillows with Vintage Fabric

The Deans List – Scalloped Milk Glass for Valentine's Day

Tried & True – “Life Is Good” Bicycle Lover's Tee

Tastefully Frugal – Valentine's Day/St. Patrick's Day Reversible Sign

AND…….Would you like to have your own Silhouette Machine?  If so, you are in luck!  We are giving away one Silhouette and Starter Pack.  Come on over to Instagram beginning at 2PM EST for details on our giveaway!!

To life feeling like home!


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  3. Theresa says:

    Hi Amy, This is a super cute idea! Wish my cabinets had handles I’d make one. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Shared.

  4. Jamie H says:

    Thanks so much for linking up at the Pretty Pintastic Party! We love this post, so we decided to feature it at the party this weekend! We hope you’ll stop by, grab a featured button, and share more awesome posts!

  5. Heidi says:

    Great idea for having the recipe close by and hands free while cooking! Thanks for linking it up with Funtastic Friday!

  6. This is such a great idea! I have 2 wooden hangers waiting for me to do something with them. I bought them with the plans of being creative but, with absolutely nothing in mind so thanks! Pinning!

  7. Christine says:

    That is such a great idea and one that I am truly loving. It gets it up off the counter where I usually have my ingredients. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the DI & DI Link Party.

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  15. Rachel says:

    What a great idea! I’m always messing up my recipe cards when they are on my counter. This will keep them clean and readable.

  16. I always running out of space on the counter table to put the recipe. This is brilliant idea!!! Thank You for sharing the steps how to make it 🙂

  17. What a great idea!! My recipes always end up with food stuck on them, so this is something I need in my kitchen! Cute idea to add the saying.

  18. Kim says:

    What a GREAT idea, Amy! So simple yet so effective.. not to mention adorable!

  19. Tiffany says:

    Very cute! I love these pant hangers there is so much you can do with them!

  20. So cute Amy! These would make perfect stocking stuffers too!! Thank you for sharing! Pinning!

  21. Super cute! I want a Silhouette so bad! I’m pretty sure our whole house would be full of cute labels ☺️

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