birthday morning mailbox

truckcraftI posted an idea for a valentine mailbox a few weeks ago and thought I would try my hand at a birthday version. On birthday mornings I like to have something special waiting by their pancakes and what better than a little mailbox filled with birthday cards and goodies. {I know, goodies before breakfast… but it is their birthday.} This is what I came up with for my boys and here’s what you’ll need:

  • small tin mailbox
  • scrapbook paper
  • mod podge
  • sponge mod podge applicator and paintbrush
  • prepainted wooden cutout (assortment of designs available at any craft store)
  • glue gun

And here are the easy steps:

  1.  Measure around the main body and the width of the mailbox and cut scrapbook paper to fit (leaving enough at the front opening to wrap the paper into the box; this will keep the paper from peeling from use). 
  2. Using a straight edge, cut a slit and a hole to fit the section where the flag is joined.
  3. Using mod podge, attach the paper to the mailbox. Once dry, put another layer of mod podge over the top.
  4. For the back of the mailbox, place the cover face down on the back side of the paper and trace around it. Again, cut out and use mod podge to attach it.
  5. Attach the wooden cutout to the front of the box with a hot glue gun.
  6. Cut two small paper rectangles to fill the top of the flag and use mod podge to attach.

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About Kim

Kim Byers, creative director & owner of The Celebration Shoppe. Her work has been featured in Parents, Better Homes and Gardens, All You, Pregnancy, iVillage, Huffington Post and many others. Kim is also a contributing writer for Kellogg's Snackpicks and Parade magazine, as well as craft contributor for JoAnn.

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  1. 1

    WHAT an awesome idea !