Valentine’s Day Mailboxes

OK cuteness overload…I love these things!  Not to mention they are E to the Z!    I shared my Make-shift Valentine’s Day Mantle with you earlier today and here is the tutorial on how to make these little mailboxes!  (so easy you really don’t need a tutorial but I wrote one anyway!)


Items Needed:

  • Small Metal Mailboxes ($ bins at Tar-jay)
  • 3” candlestick
  • 6” candlestick
  • paint/paintbrush or spray paint
  • hot glue/hot glue sticks
  • (optional) Vinyl


I gave the small candlestick a few shots of Krylon Watermelon Spray Paint (I had it on hand from another project) and the larger candlestick a quick coat of turquoise acrylic paint.  Your kids can even paint these for you!  Michael was too busy playing with letters to bother to help me so I did it myself!

Once the paint is dry, I simply hot glued the mailboxes to the candle sticks in the center!

To jazz the mailboxes up a bit, I used some vinyl and my new CAMEO (!!!!!!!) to cut out some hearts, the word “Love” and “XOXO” and applied them to the mailboxes!


You could also put your kids names on them as well!  I am planning on leaving little love notes or little goodies inside for the boys to find!  I’ll put the flags up when they are filled with surprises!  They love little surprises!


You can also decorate them with Scrapbooking stickers!  Like I mentioned for my Soaps, use the scrapbooking stickers that have clear backgrounds for the best results.  They will look more like vinyl and less like stickers!


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Disclosure:  I was provided the vinyl used in this project by Oh My Crafts!  All opinions are 100% my own.  I love their vinyl!  The colors are amazing, the selection is awesome and the vinyl and transfer paper is so easy to use!  I think you will love it also!   I bought my own vinyl when I bought my Cameo.  I bought my Cameo from them also, all on my own and was not compensated in any way other than a great deal which is open the public!  I recommend taking look at their site if you are in the market for a Cameo also!  To read my full Disclosure, click Here


8 Responses
  • Leigh Ann
    February 2, 2012

    I love ideas like that!

  • Kelly
    February 6, 2012

    This is a fabulous idea! Thank you for the great tutorial! ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

  • Erin @ How to Nest for Less
    February 15, 2012

    Haha!! Why is every cute project I visit tonight from you?! You are just TOO CRAFTY and CREATIVE!!!

  • I love these! I have had mailboxes for several years and need to find candle sticks for them. Thanks for the idea!

    • Cheryl
      January 25, 2013

      Thanks for stopping over!! Have a great day!!

  • Shala
    February 10, 2013

    I bought a white mailbox like those and my son wants me to make it into a batmobile. I can’t decide if I want to try my hand at spray painting it…or spend eternity covering in black foam sheets. Any thoughts?

    • Cheryl
      February 10, 2013

      I’d definitely choose spray paint!! It will just take you a few minutes!!!

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