Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday-Love Notes Mailbox

Hey everyone! Thanks for checking in for another Tutorial Tuesday! This week I am going to show you how to make a super cute, inexpensive, mailbox for valentines and love notes.


With Valentines Day coming up I knew I wanted to make something special for Eliza. I figured we would start decorating right after daddy's birthday each year (1-30). So starting on February 1st this mailbox will be one of the decorations out. It is a fully functioning mailbox, with a flag and slit in the front, for love notes! Each evening before bed daddy and/or I will write her a little love note for her to find in the morning. Whether it is telling her how much we love her, or praising her for a job well done. I understand she won't get it at this age, but when she is older I know she will love it!

So here we go!

Supplies:

Mailbox of some sort-I found mine in the Valentine section at Target for $5.
Ribbons-I bought 4 different spools
Hot Glue
Embelleshments



To start, either buy or make a mailbox. Like I said, I found mine at Target, it even came with most of the decorations.


Since it was only $5 it wasn't the most sturdy so I went and hot glued all of the seams on the inside to reinforce it.

Next time to decorate! These were my supplies



Obviously you can decorate it however you want but this is what I did. I wrapped the ribbon all around the mailbox, gluing it as I went. I made sure to line up each different strand and glue it together.


Like I said, the mailbox came with its own embellishments so I used those as well.


The best part of it all is the Elephant it came with. I LOVE ELEPHANTS, so it was perfect to be on Eliza's mailbox.


Once you are all done gluing everything on, let it dry and Tada!


19 comments:

May said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Made me sigh as I recalled the days of having a little one who got valentines! Your model is gorgeous btw!

Daily Mom said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Okay, I am definitely following your lead on this one! What an amazingly cute and special idea!!! Love, love, love it!

Thanks!

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Sew Fantastic said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That is so cute! I'm going to have to make something like this for Hailey!

amy and jesse hudson said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is such a great idea! I love the finished product! I would love for you to consider linking this project up to my “Drab to Fab” linky party on Fridays at my blog Sugar and Spice. It’s about refashioning, jazzing up, or changing up normal stuff to make it fabulous! Your post really embodies the purpose of the party! Here’s a link for more info:
http://www.amynjesse.com/p/drab-to-fab.html
I’d love to see you on Friday!

Amy

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is SUPER cute! :) I love how you decorated the mail box--it's absolutely darling! Thanks for sharing at Oopsey Daisy!

Vicky said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love how your mailbox turned out. What a great way to collect all the Valentine's little Eliza is sure to get! I am a new follower visiting from Blue Cricket Design. Vicky from Mess For Less

Benike Boutique said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Really cute! And after reading your bio, we are a lot alike! I'm your newest follower! :)

Lori said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So cute. I'm following you around now cause' I love your blog. Stop by anytime, Lori

A To Zebra Celebrations said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

soooo adorable!! love it!! new visitor :)

Michelle Paige said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Super cute! Would you be willing to link this up at my Valentine Link Party? I'd love to have you! Thanks, Michelle
http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/01/rockin-valentine-valentine-link-party.html

Lynnie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Cute idea! Cute blog! Cute kid!

Liz @ Here's to Handy Andy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Very Cute! I would love for you to link up to our party before it closes! http://herestohandyandy.blogspot.com/2012/01/pinteresting-link-party-week-22.html

Karen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love it Kalyn! The ribbon looks so cute on it! Thanks for linking up at Friday Frolic!!

Daily Mom said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hey! Thanks for the great idea...I did it today and gave you a shout out in my blog for creating this amazing craft!

http://dailymomlife.blogspot.com/

Lindsi B said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'd love to invite you to link up with us for Fun Stuff Fridays. http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/01/fun-stuff-fridays-7.html

Jen @ Creating with the J's said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your mailbox turned out great and I think the memories that will be made are the BEST part!!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

LOVE this mailbox!! I need to make one for my son. I hope you will link up to my I Heart Projects Party!
http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/01/i-heart-projects-linky-party.html

Erin said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is sooooo cute! Love it. :-)

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Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Awww that is so cute!! Love it!