When he has free time, Josh can’t resist a village-wide garage sale day. Hunting for great vintage finds like stationary boxes and postcards is a thrill one must experience themselves to truly understand it.
If you’re a garage sale expert like Josh, you can use the vintage cards and containers you find during your adventures to create this noteworthy date keeper.
- Unfinished Wooden Box
- Wood Stain
- Wood Stain Brush
- Ink Pad
- Post Cards (vintage)
- Index Cards
Our wooden box came with a top, but we decided to remove the top since it is not needed. Using a screwdriver, take off the tiny screws from the hinges to remove the top. Discard top, hinges and screws.
Stain the box with desired color stain. In a well-ventilated area, begin to dip the brush into the can of stain, brushing excess stain off the brush when pulling it out. Brush stain in the direction of the wood grain, until all areas are covered. Set to dry.
Allow stain to dry overnight or follow the directions on the can. While box is drying, begin stamping your months. We used these clicking letter stamps to make sure our words were aligned. Stamp the month in the upper right-hand corner of the vintage postcard, with the card being in a portrait orientation. If desired, stamp the index cards with days of the month. Organize and place in the box.