Now I’m hungry! I just finished combing through the turn-of-the-century cookbook, “Mrs. Beeton’s Household Management”. Published in 1907, this antique cookbook comes packed with some really amazing color illustration plates of dinners, desserts, and appetizers. I came away with a lot of material, so stay tuned for more upcoming posts from this book. First up, meat! This book has some rich and colorful illustrations of butcher meat, fancy meat dishes and meat pies, fish dishes, and poultry dishes like roasts and turkey. These images make wonderful materials for culinary-themed crafts, school projects, blog images, unique vintage crafts, and many more creative projects.
Culinary Themed Craft Ideas!
Ever been stumped on what to give your foodie or chef friend? Rather than chance it with an appliance they already have or a soup they might dislike, you can use free vintage illustrations of meat to create awesome DIY gifts instead. Even if you’re not the “crafty” type, cutting and pasting vintage illustrations is a quick and easy solution for greeting cards, decoupage boxes, scrapbooks, or memory boards. Try out some of these ideas with the illustrations above!
1. Screenprint a wooden cutting board
2. Screenprint on fabric to create unique napkins
3. Create a canvas print for the kitchen, dining room, or breakfast nook
4. Make cool greeting cards for Thanksgiving!
5. Decoupage a serving tray
6. Create a decoupaged wooden pantry box
7. Decoupage tin canisters that can be used to store spices and four
These images are in the public domain and may be used and modified for your personal and commercial projects without permission.