Day 15: 2014 Sweet Paul Holiday Countdown presented by Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day

I've always had a thing for stamps.  When I was a boy I had a lot of collections, I think my grandmother really fostered the collecting-bug in me. One of my most prized collections was my stamp collection.  I had stamps of every size and shape from countries across the globe.

You'll be surprised at how inexpensive bulk lots of stamps can be.  Keep on the look out at flea markets and you can sometimes buy large bags of used stamps.  Etsy also has a huge selection, often seperated out by color.

You will need:

flat floral craft ring, mine is 12" ( you can find these at craft stores)

vintage stamps, need about 120-150

paper glue-stick

Mod Podge (optional)

  1. I like to start with the biggest stamps first.Glue them in place all over the wreath.
  2. Next, glue the smaller over to fill in any gaps. It's really nice when the stamps overlap and the edges have a really angular outline.
  3. If you like, you can apply a coat of Mod Podge over the stamps. I always use the matte finish.
  4. Allow to dry completely and it's ready to hang!

TIP:

This wreath isn't just for the holidays, you can adjust the color scheme to fit whatever decor you like!
Photography by Paul "Sweet Paul" Lowe

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