Dear Fellow Crafters,
When I was growing up, my dad worked for an international insurance company. His father, who also worked for the same company loved collecting postage stamps. My dad and I used to pour over those stamps and I started a small collection myself. When they traveled to distant lands, they always wrote me a letter or postcard so that I would have a postage stamp from that country.
Years later when I was married and had become interested in rubber stamping, I was reintroduced to the world of stamp collecting. Hero Arts Rubber Stamp Company introduced faux postage stamps and envelope set and I remember going through my memory box to see if I had kept any of the old stamps. Not many had made the trip to adulthood but that didn’t stop me. I started again with holiday postage stamps.
I didn’t want the beauty and memories to disappear so I began a hunt to discover ways to use recycled postage stamps. These are a few ideas:
Mod Podge and postage votive . This idea comes from Hammer Like a Girl.
You can bet that I’m adapting this idea for use with a mason jar.
Patriotic Postage Stamp Magnets. This idea comes from CraftJournal. Here’s the link.
and finally, the easiest one of all – a bookmark. This idea comes from ThinkCrafts.