Organize all of your favorite recipes and recipes you want to try in one cute place with these cute, pretty, and practical DIY Recipe Binder Printables.
DIY Recipe Binder Printables
Well it's about that time of year! Things are getting super busy, we're on full-on planning mode with school and birthdays and holidays, and it's time to share a free printable to help out with all of that craziness.
The past 2 years I've shared printable planners that were super practical to make your home and holidays an efficient machine (and, let's be honest, they're totally for me too. You can check these out at the very bottom of the post where I've included links to more printable freebies). This year I'm sharing one that's both practical and for pleasure. Ready? Recipe Binder Printables!
I'm so excited to share these, and also just have them because I'm a total foodie. I LOVE trying new recipes and creating my own, and since I'm being honest today, I have recipes EVERYWHERE. I know it drives Mr. Gracious nuts. But I have some in file folders, some in regular folders, some in piles, some in drawers, some in cabinets, some scribbled in notebooks, and some in my recipe box. And... Maybe some where I can't think of right now or even some that I've forgotten about. In any case, I'm making it my mission to get them all in ONE place, and I've made these free printable recipe pages to help me get the job done.
So enough of my rambling. Let's talk about what's in this DIY Recipe Binder Printables pack.
Inside the Free DIY Recipe Binder Printables
Think of these as a printable cookbook of the best kind, a personalized cookbook binder, where you get to keep all of your favorite recipes and all of the recipes that you want to try, all in one cute place. I was having a really hard time deciding which colors to make it so I ended up making 4, yes FOUR, different ones: Aqua and Gold, Pink and Gold, Navy and Gold, and Black and Gold. You can use just one color scheme or mix and match, totally up to you, but each one is 43 pretty pages long.
To save on computer ink, you could also choose to print any of these in gray scale. And while we're on that subject, I ran out of printer ink and didn't get to print off my own recipe binder to use and take pictures of for you, so I have to wait until this weekend when I can grab some (Wahhh!!). But I didn't want you to have to wait for yours, too, so I'm just going to share it with you today anyway.
Here's what you get:
Binder Printable Covers - You get a front binder cover page, back cover, and even 2 spine cover options, in all 4 color schemes.
Divider Covers - I figured everyone would want to organize their categories for the recipe book a little differently, so I made the covers for every category that I could think of in each color scheme and also left a set blank in case you want a category that I didn't think of.
Printable Recipe Pages for Binder - The recipe section includes a recipe index that you can use either at the beginning of your recipe binder or at the beginning of each section of your recipe binder so you can always find the recipe you need, quickly and easily. Plus, it has printable recipe pages in 5 different designs in each of the color schemes.
Setting Up Your Free DIY Recipe Binder Printables
Once you've downloaded your recipe binder, you'll need a few things to set it up. Of course you can go the frugal route and keep all your recipes together with binder clips or binder rings, but I recommend using the supplies below to make sure all of your favorite recipes are well-kept and safe from spills and kitchen accidents.
- Binder - Size will depend on how many pages you want to print. If you just print the full planner, a 1-inch binder will do the trick. If you want to print some extra pages (you probably will!), go with a 1.5-inch binder.
- Dividers - Depending on how you organize your planner, you'll need 5-7 dividers.
- Pens - Grab some colorful pens for color-coding, and more importantly because they're pretty and fun! These ones are my favorite.
- Post-its - Post-its + Planner = BFF. Seriously. Love them, especially when I'm in a brainstorming phase because if I decide against the idea, I can just peel the Post-it off and toss it. No crossing out or a messy-looking planner. Great for if you're working on a recipe and might need to make some adjustments.
- Page Protectors - If you plan on actually using your recipe binder in the kitchen while you're cooking, page protectors are a must have. That way you can be as messy a cook as you need to be without worrying about rendering your recipe unreadable.
Okay. I think we've covered everything. It's time to actually get your own recipe binder printables and get started!
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Now for the good part! You can get your own Recipe Binder Printables for FREE by just entering your email address below.
After you enter your email address, a confirmation email will be sent to you. This is just to keep spammers from adding email addresses of people who don't want the emails. Click on the confirmation link, and the printables will automatically download.
The Recipe Binder Printables are in a zipped file in PDF format. I would recommend only trying to download on a device where you can unzip the file. To unzip, view the zipped file in your downloads folder, right click on the file, and click extract all. This will make all of the PDF files accessible to you. Also, make sure you have proper PDF reading software on the device you're using to access the printables. The files are LARGE, so they may take a moment to download.
Without further ado....
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If you like these Free Recipe Binder Printables, be sure to check out my other printable freebies and planners:
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Janet Vinyard says
Hi Michelle, Like you I have recipes all over the house. I have them in binders, too, with one for Christmas and one for Thanksgiving. My other recipes fill binders that are larger than 1-inch. So I definitely think binders are the way to go! Love your printables - the color combinations are so attractive! You've done a lot of hard work on this! Well done! Blessings, Janet
When clicking on the link for the printables (and after registering), you just get an empty page? There is nothing to download.
The printables download automatically. It is in a zip file which your phone probably wont pick up. Can you check your Download file or history for me and I'll double check the settings for the email. I'm pretty sure it's set up right, but I'll be happy to troubleshoot with you.
Hi! I love these printables! I was just wondering if you'd mind sharing what font you used so I can make the blank ones I fill in match the others!
For the covers, the font is called Grand Hotel. I believe it's a Google font.
Abby Ingledue says
So I've tried opening the file but for some reason a memo pops up saying that adobe acrobat reader D.C. Could not open the file because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been damaged. Do you have advice as far as a program to use to open the file or open it another way? Thank you sooo much!!
Did you unzip the file? It's a zip file, so you have to right click on the full file and then click "extract all" before you can view any of it.
Abby Ingledue says
Thank you so much for your help! I love the template! What program do you use to edit PDF files?
I love your recipe books and thank you, thank you, thank you for the printable! They are so darling not sure which on i want to use. you are so kind to GIVE these to
us. This will be so helpful in cleaning out my kitchen drawers..yes, I have many, with papers and notebooks too! Cant wait to get started on it. Thanks again!
Genius! I have a ton of recipes I love that I'm going to give to a friend for Christmas, along with menus. She complains that she's always trying to think of something different to make for dinner. And while I'm at it, I might as well make one for myself!
Hey Michelle! Love your site! How do you make your printables? I've been wanting to make some of my own for my specific needs. Do you use word or a certain program?
These ones were made in Publisher. I've also used Word, Photoshop, and GIMP
Thank you! Saw a few different styles but liked yours the best!
Have a binder but it's a mess of a catch all, and I always have recipes printed out that i want to try (could be a category in itself!) LOL
Sara Bunch says
I love your printable recipe binder but rewriting all of my recipes is killing my hand!
Is there any possible way to type my recipes (most of my recipes are already on the computer) onto the recipe pages?
I would have to make an editable PDF form, but I'm not sure if I even have the software to make one. I'd have to look into it, and it would likely take some time.
Hey michelle! I've been looking for printables for recipes for a long time! I was going to write in my blog about creative recipes, and I was hoping to mention my recipe binder. Would it be okay if I put a link to your blog, in mine, so my followers would be able to see where I got the template from?
Julie Lobb says
I'm making a recipe binder for my neice and this is perfect! Would you mind sharing what font you used? Thanks
hey there, i cannot for the life of me get the free printables to open in MS Word. is there any way you ould send me a compatable one or maybe inst. how? im super lost!
You can't open it with word because it's a PDF.
Susan Smith says
I submitted my email and I received the Home Management Binder instead of the Recipe Binder Template. Is there a way you can send me the link or something? I love the Home Management Binder, I just really need the Recipe one right now. New Instant Pot Recipes I want to organize. 🙂
I've resent them to the email you listed in your comment. Let me know if you got them!
My daughter used your free printable s to create the most AMAZING recipe book for me for Christmas. I absolutely love it and it remains on display as a favorite piece of art (on a metal decorative frame stand) which leaves it available when I need a recipe. I love it. So SO much. It will be something I treasure always. Thank you for making it available. It will be very much enjoyed for years to come.
That's amazing! You're very welcome! <3 🙂
Hey! I signed up to receive the recipe binder printables but I was only emailed 4 copies of the same (Aqua/Gold) version. I was wondering if I could get the Navy color instead. Thanks!!
Hi Michelle tried to get the free recipient binder printable but it will not download. Please help😀
Could you email the recipe binder printables?
When you click on the confirm button it automatically downloads. I believe it's a .zip file so make sure you're on a device that can handle that.
Merci beaucoup pour ces SUPERBES inserts!! Je cherchais justement des inserts aqua et gold pour mon planner avec les mêmes couleurs! Je suis ravie!!
MERCI!!! THANK YOUUUUUUU !!!!!!
Kiss from France
You are so welcome! I'm so glad you love them!
Hi I LOVE your printable but when i put in my email address it doesn't send me an email?????
Hi Chantal, I just re-sent it! Be sure to check your spam too. It should be coming from Michelle @ The Gracious Wife
can i type in the spaces that are blank or do i have to print it out like it is and hand write in the spaces? And does the title have to be the same as yours
The file is sent as a PDF. So you can edit it on the computer if you have PDF editing software. Otherwise, it's for handwritten recipes.
Danette Heward says
Hi Michelle. Thanks for making this cute binder! I can't wait to get started. How long will it take to show up in my email?
It shouldn't take longer than an hour or two. Be sure to check your spam.
i signed up but no recipe folder in email came dana
Dana, when you click on the confirmation button in the email, it automatically downloads to your device. It's not an attachment. I hope that helps!
These are perfect! I needed a binder to put all my printed recipes in so I don't have to dig through the drawer to find the one I need. LOL Thank you so much! Great idea!
You are a saint!! I love this so much. I made my own recipe book from printed recipes but I changed up the recipes a bit. It caused me to write in pen on the printed page which drove me crazy! This makes it so simple and elegant to organize my recipe book!! I love you so much lol. Also, for those who had issues, it sent to my gmail under updates. It comes as a zip file, once you click the uploaded file from the bottom left side of your screen, double tap the zip file. It'll have about three different files under the main one. Click the first and just keep scrolling through that file. Everything is there!! She also added pages with the same designs but blank titles to edit and add your own.