My grandmother saved stamps her whole life. I have a jewelry box that she Mod Podged back in the 70’s and have always loved that little box with the cool stamps on it. When she passed away, I found the stash of stamps she had. I’ve had them for years knowing I’d come up with projects for them eventually that could become lifelong keepsakes for my family as she had made one for me.
Enter the Mirror! I had my girls help me make this, and told them all about my grandmother! It was such a sweet project to talk through memories as well as have them help create a keepsake doing a craft that my grandmother loved to do.
- 12×12 Wood scrapbook frame (I got mine at Michael’s)
- 12×12 mirror (you can get this in the “candle” area of Michael’s)
- Acrylic paint
- Foam brush
- Acrylic sealer (gloss or matte, whatever your preference)
- Mod Podge (gloss or matte, whatever your preference.)
- Something to Mod Podge (stamps, kids art, tickets etc. your choice!)
I used a wood scrapbook frame from Michaels and went 1 aisle over to the mirrors (they are marketed to be used for a candle base).. and VuuuWALA they had a 12×12 mirror that fit perfectly into the scrapbook frame.
I just painted the frame a yellow color, had the girls help figure out what stamps in what order. then mod podged away. I then coated the frame with an acrylic sealer. Then Hot glued the mirror to the back of the frame.
My mom has requested one now 🙂 she loves seeing her moms stamps used this way, it has such a sentimental value. Now whenever I look at the mirror, I am reminded of Mamaw 🙂