Out of all the Valentine’s Day crafts out there, gift ideas, floral arrangements, date night ideas, and cooking recipes, this is the one craft/DIY I’ve had my eyes on the entire month!!!! This DIY Valentine’s Day mailbox, brings excitement to my little one, and his classmates, while they pass out their valentine’s day cards in class! It also keeps it all in one place, organized, and ready to take home for my kindergartener to open! With a few simple tools, and supplies, you can create this DIY mailbox before you drop off you little one to school!!!! Let’s go!!
- Cardboard Box (I used a moving box we still had in the garage)
- Duct tape
- Scotch Tape
- Blue Giftwrap (DollarTree)
- Heart Stickers/Foam Hearts (DollarTree)
- Blue Construction Paper (Optional)
So there really were no directions when I did my mailbox. I literally took a look at a Pinterest pin, and freehanded everything else. BUT if you are the type to follow step by step directions, here’s a higher lever rough step by step process of what I did.
- Start by cutting out 2 equal round sides for the mailbox.
It’s important that each side is equal in size, so the mail box isn’t lop-sided.
- Cut out the bottom to the mailbox.
The sizes to the mailbox, is to your desire, whichever size you do, just be sure everything is to scale.
- Duct tape the edges of the bottom to the bottom edges of the side panels.
From here you have already made the main sides and support of the mailbox.
- Once both sides and bottom are attached, you can create the top curved part of the mailbox. Simply, cut the width of the mailbox, and have it curve at the top. You can also do this in two parts, if your cardboard isn’t long enough.
- Duct tape as much as you can to support the curved cardboard, to create the mailbox shape.
- Next you can use a x-acto knife to help cut out the mailbox opening.
- I also made a pull-out drawer for the bottom half of the mailbox.
When creating the open tops/drawer, you may have to create a “stopper,” towards the back of the “pull-out,” drawer, so it would fall out.
- Next you can decorate!!!!!!
I used a royal blue gift wrap I purchased at the DollarTree.
Wrap the mailbox all around, including the sides of the pull-out drawer.
- Add hearts, decorative stickers, or customize the mailbox with your child’s name!
- …..Viola!! That’s it!!!
Take this mailbox to your child’s school, and have he/she and the class enjoy dropping his valentine’s in his customized DIY Cardboard mailbox!!!
Have made a Valentine’s mailbox, or swag bag for your little one?! Comment below! I’d love to see your ideas!
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!