I remember being so excited for our class Valentine’s Day party. Each Valentine’s Day I would work for days writing my name on all of my cards. My mom would package them in a brown bag and place them neatly in my backpack. The day before the party we got to all design our own valentine card boxes. It was such a fun expression of self, and a cute way to get excited for the party the next day! This year, use a cereal box to create a Valentine Mailbox — we have four super cute ideas you will love!
The Best Valentine Mailboxes
Valentine Mailbox Materials List:
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- Cereal Boxes
- Wrapping Paper (blue and pink)
- White Felt Sheets
- Scrapbook Paper
- Googly Eyes
- Foam Hearts
- Feather Boa
- Pipe Cleaners
- Felt Rosette (you could make these, but I bought mine pre-made)
- Hot Glue Gun
How To Make A Valentine Mailbox
I am going to share four different designs with you today: owl mailbox, superhero mailbox, classic letter mailbox, and the monster box. The base for all four Valentine mailboxes is a cereal box. I used tape to secure the top flaps of the boxes when needed and cut various openings for cards!
Classic Letter Valentine Mailbox
Next you will take another box and cut a triangle out for the envelope flap. Cover this flap in wrapping paper, too. Take a piece of ribbon or pom-pom tassel and glue it to the edge of the flap. Apply glue to the back side of the flap and glue it to the front of the box. Glue your flower on, and you are done! This is such an easy way to create a faux flap. You could even tie ribbon on the back of the box to hang them from the back of a chair.
Monster Valentine Mailbox
I used felt and cut zig zags for the teeth and then glued them in to the inside of the mouth. Arrange the googly eyes in whatever pattern you want. The fun feather accent on the top for hair was cut from a feather boa. I attached this with my hot glue gun, and then twisted pipe cleaners to create antenna.
Owl Valentine Mailbox
To make the wings I cut a foam heart in half and then rounded out the pointed sides. I cut stripes out of paper to go around the bottom. You could use washi tape, too! The ears were made with small felt hearts!
Superhero Valentine Mailbox
The belt I made from paper, and then I attached a matching yellow felt cape! The cape was actually a standard 8×11 sheet that you buy at the craft store for fifty cents! The opening for this box is located directly at the top!
The best part about this project is that you can customize your Valentine mailboxes any way you want. You could make a pink monster or a pink superhero! You can do a blue owl or a blue envelope box. The options are endless.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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