Hey, y'all! I have a sweetly-dressed chipboard mailbox using the new
ECHO PARK PAPER
Mailboxes are such a clever way to hold Valentine cards or use them as a
treat box to fill with goodies!
First, I covered the top of the box with a sheet of 12X12 paper that was cut to size.
If the paper doesn’t quite cover the entire box, use strips of coordinating paper to
finish covering the sides. I chose to use a die from the Designer Label #5 Set to
cut three black label shapes for the bottom. The shapes made a nice border
and hid the area where the two papers joined.
The two ends also have a raised piece (or a “lip” on the end that opens) that were covered with a strip of the solid black paper. The strips were cut ¼” wider than the actual measurement. Next, the strip was scored vertically so that it would cover the raised piece. Cuts were made into the ¼” overhang to create darts in the paper so that it could be folded to conform to the shape.
Before attaching the two end pieces of paper, a trim of red pom pom ribbon was added.
When the mailbox is open, you can see that I also added an edging of baker’s twine for extra detail.
The front was decorated with different stickers, die-cuts and fun accent embellishments.
Again, you can find cardboard, metal or wooden mailboxes of all shapes and sizes to use in a project such as this! Use it as storage for your chocolate candies or as a gift box for homemade cookies…your Valentine will love it!