Thursday, February 7, 2013

Valentine Mailbox Tutorial

Whenever I walk by the dollar spot at Target and see the seasonal items, I always think: what can I make with that!  So, I picked up one of the red tin mailboxes and decided to embellish it for Valentine's Day. 

It was a fun and easy project. I used the pretty Echo Park paper and embellishments in the February kit at My Creative Scrapbook for this project.  

I started by removing the flag as I thought it would be easier to cover the mailbox with paper if the flag wasn't in my way. I re-attached the flag with a decorative brad. 

I added a Feb. 14 sticker and a ribbon to the flag and added Prima roses and a sentiment sticker to the mailbox.  To measure the patterned paper for the mailbox door, I traced the door onto patterned paper then cut along the pencil lines. 

I covered the mailbox door with patterned paper then added stickers and a ribbon tab. 

When finished, I stuffed the inside with some candy treats to make a sweet Valentine gift.  It's much more fun than a box of candy, don't you think?

Linking this to Tip Me Tuesday.


  1. I loved seeing how this came together. You make it look so easy and I love how it turned out!

  2. so adorable!! I have searched and searched for these mailboxes every year and my target never carries them. love this-

  3. That mailbox is absolutely adorable, great job!

  4. Replies
    1. I submitted your tutorial at Fun Family Crafts and it's being featured. :)

  5. HAHAHAHA!! I do the SAME THING at Target!! LOVE IT!!! I loveeeeeeeeee your mailbox!! LOVING the colors and those flowers!!!

  6. These are so so sweet.
    I picked up 3 of these mail boxes a couple of years ago...but have yet to do anything with them.
    Thanks for sharing :)

  7. WOW! Absolutely adorable! This will make such a fun gift for Valentine's day or any day for that matter!!!


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