Clay Recipe Card Stand

DIY Clay Recipe Card Stand

Call me old-fashioned, but I still prefer handwritten recipe cards over apps. Someday I may migrate over to the paperless version, but for now I love flipping through my recipe box and seeing my handwriting mixed in with the handwriting of my mother and grandmother. It reminds me of the generations before me who loved the art of cooking and have passed down their knowledge.

DIY Clay Recipe Card Stand

In an effort to improve the ease of using my recipe cards I made a set of clay card stands that prop up my recipes. Now you don’t have to worry about having sauce or batter on your hands and smudging your recipe card. These card stands will prop your recipe up on the countertop for easy viewing and make you think twice before downloading a recipe app! (I’m fighting a losing battle, aren’t I? Oh, well!)

DIY Clay Recipe Card Stand

If you still enjoy using paper recipe cards, make a set of these card stands for your kitchen! They would also be a beautiful gift to give alongside a pack of recipe cards as a housewarming present!

Clay Recipe Card Stand


  • Oven Bake Clay
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brushes


  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees
  • Mold two small squares out of clay. Use a butterknife to cut a slit halfway down into one side of the square.
  • Place clay card holders into the oven to bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  • Paint as desired. Let dry before use.