I have seen both the wooden recipe box, and the tin recipe box. I have the tin. Basically you modge podge (or deco podge) your favorite scrapbooking paper to the box, making sure it's covered. Add any cute embellishments on and around your box. Tie Ribbon around the handle of your box.
Measurement Equivalents Click HERE
Next, go to the website above and edit the measurment equivalents in word, PSE (or what ever you use), print it off and make sure it fits in the lid of your box.
I then got dividers (they are usually alphabetized) A-Z (find them at Walmart in the office section). I wanted to personalize mine, so I glued scrapbooking paper over the divider. Next, make tabs for the dividers. I used such dividers as:
Breads & Rolls
Cookies & candy
Fruits & Fruit Salads
Note: It's possible that all the steps that follow may not be necessary depending on the finish of the box you choose and how it's put together.
If the box has a slick finish, use the sandpaper to roughen the surfaces so that it will receive the paint and adhesives better.
Paint the box both inside and out with acrylic paints. I used Liquitex Basics tube acrylics.
Measure the flat surfaces that you want to cover with scrapbook papers. Subtract 1/8" to ¼" from the length and width so that the papers can be centered and a border of the painted area will show. Cut papers to size.
Adhere the patterned papers with adhesive making sure to center them on the different surfaces of the box that are to be covered. I used Memory Mount but there are several liquid glues that will work well and not cause your papers to wrinkle.
Add any stickers or other embellishments desired.
Apply a sealer to all surfaces. I used Liquitex Matte Gel Medium. Allow to dry well.
Reassemble the box.
I want to give proper credit, but I copied these off the internet a long time ago and I'm not sure where I got them. But this person is very crafty!