Friday, February 13, 2009

Mailbox Art

I saw something similar to this on another blog so I thought I would give it a try.

Mailbox Art

Metal mailbox (I found these at Target in the $1 spot)
Mod Podge
fabric or scrapbook paper
Embelishments (ribbon, stickers, buttons, etc.)

How to make:
1. Measure around the main body and the width of the letterbox and cut scrapbook paper or fabric to fit. You will need to cut a slit and a hole to fit the section where the flag is joined...this can be tricky.
2. Using mod podge attach the paper/fabric to the letterbox. Once dry, put another layer of mod podge over the top.
3. For the front of the mail box, place the cover face down on the back side of the paper/fabric and trace around it. Again, cut out and using mod podge attach it.
4. Embellish with ribbons, buttons, stickers, name, etc.

Start with this...

End with this (fabric)...

Fill with candy or notes...
or this (scrapbook paper)...
again, fill...
These could be played with by the kids as is or you could use mounting squares to attach them to the wall in their bedroom to leave notes and treats.

1 comment:

  1. TOO CUTE!! I love it, I love it, I love it!! I'll have to find some of these and try it!