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DIY Mailbox Valentine Holders for Kids

By: Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
I have always loved to draw and paint but I didn't really throw myself into it until after I had my first son.  I wanted to be a stay at home mom and at the same time be able to decorate the new home we had just purchased. I taught myself how to use power tools and began to build furniture which I would paint and sometimes sell.  What was once a hobby became a new part-time career which I feel so blessed to be able to do.
Your child's classmates will love dropping Valentine cards in these adorable mailboxes.
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Painting Tools - Spouncer ® Stenciling Sponges - Value Pack - Medium
Item #1528
An innovative stenciling sponge on a handle, Spouncer ® is great for pouncing, stippling or swirling. Perfect for fabric and any surface. Can be cleaned, re-used when wet.

$4.69

Apple Barrel ® Colors - White, 2 oz.
Item #20503
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Cardinal Crimson, 2 oz.
Item #20590
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Concord Grape, 2 oz.
Item #20595
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Pretty in Pink, 2 oz.
Item #21339
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

FolkArt ® Chalkboard Multi-Surface Paint - Black, 8 oz.
Item #2651
Now you can create a chalkboard writing surface on wood, terra cotta, glass, ceramic, metal, fabric and other materials. FolkArt ® Chalkboard Paint is great for decorating furniture, party favors or gifts. Chalkboard Paint is easy to use—simply brush on, let dry and condition with chalk! Paint is waterbased and non-toxic.

$7.49

Other Supplies
¼” flat brush
¾” flat brush
3 Glass candlesticks
4 Black chenille stems
Chalk
Craft knife
E6000 glue
Hot glue
Large Paper Mache Mailbox
Letter
Liner brush
Pencil
2 Small paper mache mailboxes
Stencil brush
Stencil tape

Instructions

Pink with White Dots Mailbox

  1. Remove the flag from mailbox. Basecoat the mailbox with Pretty in pink and allow to dry.
  2. Paint the front door and the flag of the mailbox with Black Chalkboard Paint. Allow to dry.
  3. Add white dots with the 5/8” Spouncer. Allow to dry.
  4. Glue the candlestick to the bottom of the mailbox.
  5. Condition the chalkboard by rubbing the chalk onto the chalkboard and rubbing off.

Valentine’s Day Red Ladybug Mailbox

  1. Remove the flag from mailbox. Basecoat the mailbox with Cardinal Crimson. Allow to dry.
  2. Paint the front and the flag with Black Chalkboard . Allow to dry.
  3. Tape off a rectangle on the side and paint with chalkboard. Allow to dry.
  4. Draw large circles onto the mailbox and paint with chalkboard paint.
  5. Make the White stitching around the rectangle box. Allow to dry.
  6. Make three holes with the craft knife on both sides of the box at the bottom and insert the chenille stems in one hole on one side go through the mailbox and outside the same hole on the other side. Bend legs as shown in photo.
  7. Make two hole on the top of the mailbox and insert one chenille stem into one hole and then go out the other. Curl the ends.
  8. Condition the chalkboard with the chalk and rub off.
  9. Glue the candlestick to the bottom of the mailbox.

Valentine’s Day Striped Mailbox

  1. Remove the flag from the mailbox. Basecoat the mailbox white. Allow to dry.
  2. Paint the front, letter and the flag with Black Chalkboard Paint.
  3. Tape off stripes and paint every other Cardinal and Concord Grape. Remove tape and allow to dry.
  4. Glue the letter on the side of the mailbox.
  5. Glue the candlestick to the bottom of the mailbox.
  6. Add flag back to the mailbox
  7. Condition the chalkboard by rubbing the chalk onto surface and wiping off.
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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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