Thursday, January 24, 2013

Mini Valentine's mailboxes


Last year I was inspired by this post to make some altered mini mailboxes for Valentine's Day, but I wanted to make mine a little more dressed up.  I started with mini mailboxes from the Target dollar section. I bought mine last year but it was too late to get them done in time for Valentine's Day. I haven't seen them this year, but you can find some similar mini mailboxes HERE.



I took some candle sticks in my stash from Goodwill and gave them a coating of paint. I used Krylon spray paint on the glass ones. I applied a coat of frosted glass from Rustoleum first, then applied the black Krylon. I used black acrylic paint and a foam brush to paint the wooden one.

 
Next I grabbed some Valentine theme scrapbook papers and my good 'ole Mod Podge and went to work. I used a Kelly Panacci K&Co. set of papers (find similar ones here.) The ends of the mailboxes are removable, so I traced one for a template for the ends. I used a piece of plain white paper to measure the body of the mailbox to determine what size to cut my scrapbook paper. My template came out to 4 3/4 inches x 8 5/8 inches. I layed the paper over the mailbox and marked where the flag end was. Then I punched a hole and cut it out a little bigger for the flag. I then cut a slit out from the hole so the paper would slide over the flag. The slit is covered by the flag when it is down and barely noticeable with the flag up.


After applying the papers with Mod Podge, I had fun embellishing my boxes with felt and paper die cut hearts, rhinestones, stickers, and Making Memories charmed words. I used washi tape to cover the edges of the lids.  Next I adhered the boxes to the candlestick pedestals with E6000. Then they were ready for display.





I'll be sharing these here:


 
 


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11 comments:

  1. I am obsessed with the lovely uses of Mod Podge. Super cute mini mailboxes and it was really sweet and creative with the candle holders. This would make my kids day to get Valentines in a mini mailbox. : ) New follower and new blog hop if you would like to join in http://onecreativeprocrastinatinggal.blogspot.com/2013/01/inspiration-in-progress-2.html.

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  2. Found you from Too Much Time's link party. I love that you made a post of candle holders - great idea! I bought a mini mailbox from Target's dollar spot and I just might have to update mine with a candle holder too. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  3. These are too too cute and love how you have them on candleholders. Wanted to let you know they'll be included in the features from this week's link party tomorrow.

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  4. These are darling. I love that you put them on the candle holders. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. These are awesome! I like how they are all different heights.

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  6. Love Love Love these precious mailboxes. Love the idea of using the candlesticks too. Came to you from a linky party and am now following!

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  7. These turned out super cute - I wish I had seen these at target!! There were also some cute templates like these at the Silhouette Store!
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  8. Congratulations for being featured on SIX SISTERS STUFF's Strut Your Stuff post! These mailboxes are just so pretty. Please stop by my blog hop this Wednesday (it goes live at 7pm EST Tuesday evening) to share this and other links, as well. :)
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  9. There are so cute! My little girls would love playing with these!

    Christy from Rilos & MiMi
    http://rilosandmimi.com/

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  10. I just LOVE how the mailboxes turned out!! Sooo cute!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality! Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!

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  11. These are adorable - got them pinned! Thanks

    Kyra @ caramelpotatoes.com

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