Stamped

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Stamp Box:  I started this project in 1995 and have been adding Christmas stamps every year since.

 

Warning:  This project may turn you into a compulsive stamp-saver.

Stamp Box Materials

  • postage stamps, canceled or not
  • glue stick
  • Mod Podge
  • display medium:  cardboard box, wooden box or bowl, notebook cover, old lunchbox…be creative here and use whatever
  • optional:  deckle-edge scissors

Simply cut or tear the stamps from the envelopes (leave a little envelope if it’s a pretty one) and then glue them on your selected item.  When finished, you can apply a few coats of Mod Podge as a sealant.

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Once I filled the box lid I started on the sides…

 

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…and then started filling up the insides of the box and the lid.

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love that pinkish-red envelope

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how cool is this Royal Mail stamp?

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one friend added a silver snowflake embellishment

 

 

 

 

 

I leave this box open in the foyer at Christmastime and add all the cards that arrive each day.  Before I store the holiday decorations I spend an afternoon updating my stamp box.  I figure I have one or two more years before this box is full and then I’ll do a wooden bowl or box and maybe even incorporate a few pages from some old hymnals onto the new receptacle.

Be sure to send me photos if you do this project!

 

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