Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is only a few days away? Today we are sharing this really adorable Valentine’s Day Mailbox that is a super cinch to put together! When I was in grade school we had Valentine Box contests. I remember it well and how much we looked forward to making fun and creative boxes to take to school for Valentine’s Day. Now my children are making Valentine boxes and enjoying this same experience! Here is a special box we created together.
- Several sheets of scrapbook paper
- Sticker letters
- Empty facial tissue box
- Small heart shaped scrapbooking brad
- Hot glue and glue gun
Use scissors to remove the top from the tissue box so that the entire top is open. Also cut an opening in the bottom of the box, leaving one edge attached to create a flap. This opening will allow the Valentine cards to be removed without taking the box apart. Cut a small piece of scrap from the box and attach it to the flap for easy opening later.
Measure and cut a piece of scrapbook paper the length of the box. Attach it with hot glue to the sides of the box, creating a domed top like a traditional mailbox.
Add small pieces of scrapbook paper to the sides of the box covering any area that is still exposed.Cut a slit in the paper that is the top of the mailbox for Valentine cards to be deposited.
Turn the box on its end on another piece of scrapbook paper. Trace the shape of the box to create the ends for the mailbox. This part will need to cover the end of the box and meet the dome shaped top.
Cut the ends out and attach them to the box using hot glue. The ends will be difficult to secure to the dome shape. I glue ribbon on to hold the piece of paper together and to cover the corners and seems of the box. I also used ribbon to frame the opening in the top of the mailbox. I added small hearts to the corners for extra detail.
Use letter stickers to add a message on the side of the mailbox that will tell who this pretty little box belongs to. I made up a fun address all about love!
Using scrap pieces of paper I also made a flag for the side of the box. I attached this with a small heart rivet found at the scrapbook store.
To finish the mailbox off, add a pull tab on the end. This will not actually open the mailbox but makes it look more like a real mailbox. I used a pom pom. I also added sticker letter X’s and O’s.
This is a fun and creative box for receiving Valentine cards from special friends! Do you remember making Valentine’s Day boxes as a child?
This post contains affiliate links.