Urgh. It has really been three weeks since my last blog post? That’s an eternity. But at least I’ve got an excuse: Exams. Gosh, I almost forgot how much I hate them. They always get in the way of something fun. Like making a new cover for your cookbook.
My cookbook is a notebook I got somewhere during elementary school. Remember how horses and ponies were the epitome of a girl’s dream? The gift store in town used to sell a writing set: A notebook with a glitter pen. Horse themed, of course!
So yes, my cookbook was indeed a notebook with a horse in the cover. Not very fitting, is it? Adding to that, I couldn’t shake off the feeling that I was a tad to old for horses. It was time for a make over.
I wrapped regular white paper around the book, similar how one would wrap a book cover with plastic for protection. The design on the front was quite simple, the word “Recipes” inside a decorative frame that I cut out from gift wrapping paper. The back consists of words inside a leave shaped frame and punched out golden circles. But the best thing? The protective plastic wrapping! Now I can leave the cookbook on the kitchen counter without worrying about getting it dirty. Just wipe it off! Plus, the cover is now glossy and shiny.
The second best thing? The make over looks halfway professional since a white sheet of paper glued to the inside of the cover hides all my messy taping and clumsy craftsmanship. Voilà, a cookbook that is ready to hold your secrets for yummy food.