Arte Es Vida


Building A Letterbox by arteesvida
November 27, 2006, 1:53 am
Filed under: Journaling, Letterboxing

Many letterboxes are actually quite small (less likely to be discovered and removed that way), my son and I made ours out of an old medicine bottle!

I folded and cut slips of paper and stapled them together to form the book. Rolled up, the book fits nicely in the bottle. My plan is if the letterbox lasts long enough for the book to be filled, to mount all the stamps inside it in a larger journal for my son later.

Carve your stamp and slip it inside. Small, eraser sized stamps will fit perfectly.

Tape a small label to the front. Cover the whole label in a clear tape for extra water-proofing.
The one I created looked like:

LETTERBOX
Journal-istic Integrity
http://www.bellaonline.com/site/journals
THIS BOX IS NOT TRASH
PLEASE DO NOT THROW AWAY
OR MOVE TO ANOTHER LOCATION
http://www.letterboxing.org

Find a good hidey-hole for it. Public access areas are best (and remember that it is illegal to hide them in National Parks!). After you hide your box, retrace your steps and create directions to post for others. The main site for posting box clues is Letterboxing USA. The box my son and I hid is listed here.


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