Monday, February 8, 2016

Monday Made....Valentine Mailbox

My TAKE PEACE  Tasha Tudor group, enjoys a sharing day on Monday. It is a day to post things that we have made or that someone else has made for us. I shared a variety of handmade Valentine cards last week. Since I save all my Valentine cards and letters until February 14th, I thought it would be fun to make a mailbox. My friend Belinda made one for her cards too. At first I was thinking of a rounded top mailbox but decided to look online to get inspired. I happened upon a YouTube tutorial that was made by a blogger friend of mine....Terri at Artful Affirmations. I mentioned her last Monday as I had used her idea for a little paper slipper Valentines.

Anyway, I really had fun making this box out of a shoebox. I wanted mine to open on the side so that I could get my envelopes out on the big day! She was kind enough to send some ideas and I figured it out. The box I had was just perfect as it was hinged on one side. I can just open it and retrieve my mail!

I had the perfect saying to decorate the box with little flowers, charms and stickers.

A look inside to see all my cards "in waiting"! I have so much fun on Valentine's Day opening all my treasures.

Terri used a real vintage glass door knob on the top of the box, but I used one I found at the craft store. It's smaller and worked well for me.

The little feet are wooden and can be found in packages of two at the craft store. Terri suggested brushing them with a stamp pad and  then use a glue gun to attach them. It all worked well.

So here's my mailbox! It's pretty cute. As with any project, you learn as you go. I would change a few things if I made another one. It is in my tea room holding my paper treasures.

I'll be sharing this with Stephanie on Tuesday for her Roses of Inspiration.

You still have a few more days to sign up for my Give Away!


Sylvia said...

I love your Valentine Mailbox, what a great idea! It is beautiful.

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

I love it. It is so beautiful.

Terri said...

Oh I love your Valentine mail box! It is just gorgeous with the colors you chose, the doilies, and the trim! How fun! I am so glad you found the video helpful.
And you figured out a good way to get your mail out. Thank you so much for mentioning me too. I am getting my mailbox out tomorrow and setting it up in my art room, ready for any valentines I may receive. Have a lovely Valentine's Day : )

Kim said...

Oh my, your Valentine mail box is a beautiful delight! I love the colours you have chosen....the paper, the pretty flowers, the doilies and the gorgeous sentiment on the card. Such an inspired and lovely project!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

So pretty Linda, you and I are on the same wave length of decorating from the heart and with old fashioned goodness.
I love doilies and growing up they were always a go-to, maybe even a staple.
Have a lovely day,

Stephanie said...

Oh Linda, your sweet little mailbox is glorious! I just love the darling little flowers and the colors are perfect together :)

Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspriation. Have a lovely Valentine's Day! My hubby, son, and I are headed off on an adventure and we leave in a few hours :)

Hugs to you