Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Xmas Mailbox

Now that my kids are older, we decided to start a new tradition where they give each other meaningful gifts. Something small that lets the other person know that they are thinking about them. I created this mailbox with the idea that they could place ideas in the mailbox. 

If you have small children, they could place their letters to Santa here!

I used a paper mache mailbox (from Hobby Lobby), some white paint, some holiday craft ribbon and red paint 

I removed the flag and painted it white and also painted the ends white. I decided not to use the red paint and instead decoupage the mailbox and flag with scrapbook paper 

I used some clipart, that I created, which has the front and back of a reindeer. I thought it would be cute to place it on the front and back of the mailbox. 
I printed it on sticker paper, which you could find at any office supply store. 

Once my mailbox was decoupaged and dry, I placed the flag back on and cut two pieces of the Holiday ribbon to place along the edge of the mailbox


I placed the clipart on the ends 

and here is the final mailbox! 

You could find this Reindeer Clipart at Digiart Cafe


  1. This is such an adorable idea!


  2. adorable! thanks for sharing at Summit St's gift party! :)

  3. This is so cute, my son is way too young yet but this is already on my list of things to do when he gets a bit older! Thanks for sharing, visiting via The Creative Spark

  4. This is so cute!
    Thanks so much for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party! I have included this in today's features!

  5. Such a cute idea! I always save a copy of my kids' letters to Santa in a little mailbox we have. Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark. I'll be featuring this tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Jenn :)

  6. I featured your mailbox as a favorite from last week's Bedazzle Me Monday!! Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/12/you-dazzled_18.html

    Thanks so much for linking up! Hope to see you again this week.

    Have a great week!!

  7. I featured your awesome project today at my blog :)


  8. love this idea - plus I have some small mailboxes =D

  9. This mailbox is really a great idea. How thoughtful of your children to do that activity for each other. Your mother would be so proud of you to think in a tradition to keep the family together.

  10. I wish I had this as a real mail box :) Would love love love for you to share this at my Best of 2011 party going on now http://space46.blogspot.com. Happy new year! My

  11. Cute post! I'm having a Linky party too! I would love it if you would link up your favorite posts. Here is the link http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/one-stop-shoppe-linky-party

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