Sunday, May 3, 2009

Refrigerator Box Tutorial

The verdict is in... You guys want a tutorial for the refrigerator box Kathryn and I made.
We say...
Ask and you shall receive!
On a single piece of cardboard without any bends or folds, cut a rectangle out 13in x 7in.
Then also make 4 more cuts as see on the above diagram in pink.


You can see those cuts above. Next you will want to fold along the dotted green lines.


Use a boning tool (I don't have one so I used the rounded end of my sissors:)) to rub along the green dotted lines to make folding easier.


Now it can bend easily.


This is the trickiest part... peel off the 1st two layers (if you are looking at the side with the measurments written on it) so that you are left only with the one layer as seen above.


These are the two layers you just peeled off... STOP peeling at the dotted line!


Now cut that off at the dotted line.


Now do that for all 4 corners.


Now is time to assemble the box.
I just use a glue stick to cover the corners. Start with 2 that are across from each other.


Fold the side up and press the flaps firmly onto the the main section.


Now repeat for the other side.



There you have it.

Now just Mod Podge your favorite scrap book paper over it, add some magnets to the back and you have yourself a super cute and personalized fridge box to store your delicious recipes you are going to use for the week!!

If you are not up to making your own fridge box (totally understandable),
Carrie said that she found some magnetic containers here that look like they would work perfectly.
I also found some here that might work.

We wanted to give a big THANK YOU to you, our readers, who have given us some great ideas and tips on how to make the 30 meals even better and again for sharing all of your great recipes with us!!!


17 comments:

Jennifer said...

I love this tutorial. I have gotten your 30 Meals Idea! I am starting up school again Full-time and I have 3 kids. So I have a feeling that this is going to be a life saver for me! Thank You for all your inspirations. I am going to come back later and grab your botton for my blog!
Have A Great Day!

Jennifer

firewife said...

could you do a tutorial on your spread sheet for the 30 meals or explain it a little better.

Megan said...

Melissa,
I have been secretly flowing this blog and I suddenly realized that I think I might know you. This is Megan O'Neil. Are you from Pasadena?.. I love all of your ideas.

Lindsey said...

Hey there! I am new to your site (and quite enjoy it btw). A couple days ago I saw your recipe exchange. I loved it and today I came to jot a few down and can't find your "mr. linky" Was that only a temporary thing? I'd love to still see them, if possible.

Thanks!

Kathryn-nannygoat said...

Lindsey, it's still there on the May 1st post at the very bottom of the post. Let me know if you are still not seeing it.
:)Thanks

Junella said...

Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial. I told my family about this idea and whenever I make a great meal everyone shouts "It's a 30 day meal"! THANK YOU! Our newest fav is Rachael Ray's Cheeseburger Chili mac and cheese.

Junella said...

Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial. I told my family about this idea and whenever I make a great meal everyone shouts "It's a 30 day meal"! THANK YOU! Our newest fav is Rachael Ray's Cheeseburger Chili mac and cheese.

Melissa said...

Megan,
Unfortunatly this is not the Melissa from Pasadena! Kinda wish I was though, that sounds exiting! I am glad you found our blog.
Melissa

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Yay! Thanks so much for writing this up! I'll be linking.

Mary Anne Davis said...

I love this idea.

Mrs Adept said...

Here is how my recipe box turned out:

http://adepts.blogspot.com/2009/05/recipe-box.html

Brittany said...

LOVE IT! This will help me be much more organized. I'm putting this idea on my blog. THANKS so much.

Sally said...

I am an mess when it comes to planning and preparing meals. Mostly because I despise the whole ordeal of deciding what to eat, when to eat it, and then going to the grocery store. So, I have started your plan. I have only about 15 meals so far but I have to say when I went shopping this week I had a glimmer of hope. I made the box tonight and now i am pumped!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

Sally said...

PS I made your penne bake earlier this week with italian sausage instead of chicken (it's what I had available). It was delicious!!!! It is now part of my 30!

M.Shawn said...

That's cute! I want to make one too. But then I am into art. I'd probably ask my dear wife to make one for our little angel. That'll help her organize little things.

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Cathy said...

I just found this site and am very sad that I didn't come across it earlier!!! Awesome information here. Love this one to reuse boxes!! Really gets my imagination going! Thanks for sharing.

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