This project has been on my TO DO list since last year! I was inspired by Stephanie Lynn over at Under the Table and Dreaming. She is always a source of inspiration for me, and this was too cute to pass up! She made this Pottery Barn inspired version for her little boy.
For this project, you will need: a mailbox (small - Target $1.00 bin, large - Michael's), wooden candlesticks, round plaque for base, super glue, craft paint, paint brush, and embellishments (depending on the embellishment you use, you might also need Mod Podge and a foam brush).
I gathered some "prizes" for Kason's (a.k.a. The Monkey) mailbox. I didn't spend a lot of money. In fact one of the prizes is a Happy Meal toy from my lunch one day. :) Other prizes include: crayons, socks, Little People figures, a silverware set, a stuffed monkey, and fruit snacks.
To get started, construct the bases by stacking and gluing the candlesticks on top of one another and then gluing to the round base.
Each base got a coat of white paint.
While the glue and the paint are drying, decorate the mailbox. I used my Cricut and vinyl to create Kason's Love Rocks themed mailbox and Keith's binary code mailbox.
Creating Valentine's Day things for a guy is a little challenging. Even though Keith said I could cover his mailbox in hearts (so love him), I knew that I wouldn't be happy with it. He is pretty technologically savvy, so I decided to go with I love you in binary code. I cut it out on vinyl using my Cricut and changed out some of the zeros and ones for I "heart" U. :)
I Mod Podged some floral embellishments onto mine and all of the bases got dressed up with a little craft paint.
I love how each one reflects a little bit of our personalities and I can't wait to start filling these (and opening mine) on the 1st of February!
I love the little "rock hand sign" on Kason's! Too cool!
Is love in the air around your home too?
I'll be showing these off at my favorite parties!