Greetings Friends! The last time I was in Target, I came across these ready made Valentine mailboxes and was instantly taken back to thoughts of my school days and construction paper hearts. Have you ever had a similar experience? Inspired by my nostalgia, I grabbed a few and decided to give them a little Vintage love...
Did you make these in school? I always looked forward to decorating mine and the great thing about these is that the mail slot is already cut--I never could seem to get mine quite right!
Armed with glittery Christmas clearance wrapping paper, sheet music and modge podge I got started. I turned the box on each side as a pattern to cut the paper and used a sponge brush to modge podge it to the box.
Paper doilies always remind me of Valentine's Day. I picked up these doily placemats from the weekly .25 sale I attend.
Turns out they were perfect for covering the box lids. I laid the placemat on top and cut around the slit. Next, I modge podged the top and pressed down the scalloped edges along the lid's sides. I chose to leave the extra paper at the corners because I thought it looked more like real lace.
The paper doesn't take long to dry and then your box is ready to embellish...
The sheet music one is my favorite :)
Wouldn't these be fun to make with the little ones in your life? Have a lovely week!
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