Hello, my pretty little readers!
My latest obsession is postage stamps. I actually wish I got more mail so I could save ALL the stamps! Be right back, I’m going to beg people to send me more mail. 😛
My current collection is pretty sad (you can see some – I mean, most – of it in the above graphic), but I hope to grow it more in the future so I can make some of these awesome projects! Most are very simple and won’t cost a fortune to make. Just how I like it.
Kick back and go postal (hmm, I’ll work on that…) with me! Also, if you’re interested in seeing my take on #12, check out the update to this post.
Note: I like to use blogger’s names when I can find them, but I am not personally affiliated with any of them.
1. Decoupage Box – Craftideas.info
This box is so cute, and so easy to make! You’ll have to click through to the tutorial, but make sure you read the materials listed at the link above, first. 🙂 You can also decoupage stamps onto other things such as bowls and coasters. There are a few more ideas on this list too!
2. Stamp Pendant – Crafting My Way
I honestly thought this might be a bit of a difficult and expensive project, but Jennifer makes it look so simple! You could make magnets using this same technique, too.
3. Postage Stamp Brooches/Jewelry – Miss Vicky Viola
This is another jewelry project, but it’s done very differently than the stamp pendant, so check this out and see if it’s more your style. I think it’s even easier, actually!
4. Wall Art – cabin + cub
There isn’t a tutorial given here but Valerie does mention mounting the stamps onto white archival paper in another post. It shouldn’t be too difficult to figure out, and it looks oh so cool organized by color! I’ve also seen a similar idea where the stamps overlap, leaving no white space between them. You can also arrange them into a monogram or other shape. The possibilities are endless!
5. Postage Stamp Wreath – Sweet Paul
If there’s anything I’ve learned from my years of poking around for craft ideas, it’s that people are suckers for wreaths. This one is super easy and not very expensive at all!
6. Decoupage Vases – Art Education Daily
What I love about this project is that it is also a great way to upcycle a glass bottle that might otherwise get recycled. I think it would make a great display piece.
7. Map Art – Papery & Cakery
Niki used solely “love stamps” (stamps relating to love) for her US map art, but you could use a variety or pick a different theme! I love how this looks – it is so colorful and unique!
8. Postage Stamp Buttons – Izzwizz Creations
I would never have thought to cover a button with paper, let alone a stamp, but it looks so neat! You’ll have to scroll a little to find where Maddy describes using a postage stamp to cover a button, but the first part is also important so that you know what to use and how to poke the holes after you’ve glued the paper to the button!
These would be great as embellishments for a card or scrapbook.
9. Postage Stamp Notebook – My Poppet
Here’s a great way to upgrade a plain notebook! How cute would this be as a travel journal?
10. Postage Stamp Tabletop – Gardening Nirvana
I saw this idea floating around a couple of places, but it was hard to track down a tutorial. Once I found this one, though, I knew I couldn’t have asked for a better one! Very personable and fun to read. It makes me want to go out and make one right now!
11. Magazine Files – notes on paper
Now even your storage can have stamps on it! No real tutorial to speak of here, but as Julie puts it, “you glue stamps on to a box.” If you don’t want to buy magazine files, you can make your own out of old cereal boxes!
12. Gift Tags – Pillar Box Blue
Create personalized gift tags with the help of stamp or two and some embellishments! It’s that easy.
You can check out my version of these tags in this post update.
There are so many more postage stamp ideas I wanted to include but couldn’t find tutorials for. If you’re curious, you can do your own search to find more ideas, so long as you don’t mind possibly not having instructions to follow.
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