There is something about a gray day that makes me want to hunker down and get creative. So on a cloudy Saturday morning, while John was out getting groceries, I began a crafty little project in my studio.
I’ve been wanting to transform a vintage mail caddy that I found a while back. It was already awfully cute, with three wooden pockets and a scallop at the bottom. But what really captured my heart was the writing on the back saying “Love, Dad, 1980.” So sweet that someone’s dad made this for them.
Time to start the project. I gathered my materials: Mod Podge, brushes, vintage postage stamps and a wonderful old letter dating back to 1945. Handwritten on airmail-weight paper, the letter’s wrinkly, translucent quality would allow stamps placed under it to show through.
First, I adhered a variety of stamps in spots; these are the ones that would be covered by the letter.
Next, I covered the entire front of the holder by decoupaging segments of the letter at different angles. Looking good so far...
I then adhered more postage stamps on top of the background. Finally, once everything was dry, I coated the holder with several layers of matte Mod Podge.
Ta-da! Presenting my spiffed up mail holder! Easy peasy and I’m quite pleased with how it turned out. 😊