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Homemade Valentines: Valentine's Mailbox

FREE iPhone Apps! Sign up today: arts and crafts expert Eva Sowinski shows you how to make a homemade Valentine's mailbox.Creating a memorable Valentine's Day may be easier with homemade crafts and activities. A Valentine's mailbox turns a simple box into a festive Valentine receptacle that can be used to collect greetings from friends, relatives, classmates and even that special someone in your life. Learning how to make a homemade Valentines mailbox is not a difficult?activity?as it only requires basic decorating and gluing skills. This craft is flexible since you can adjust the decorations to your personal style and decorative flair. Consider using crafting supplies and decorative items that you have on hand to decrease the project cost, or purchase items at your local craft supply store for a more tailored appearance. Making a Valentine's mailbox is a craft suitable for children with adult supervision. The craft does involve using a glue gun, but you can exchange it for a glue stick or other less dangerous bonding method if you prefer. 1: Gather Supplies---------------------------------------------------------------------Obtain buttons, foam hearts in a variety of sizes, embellishments or pictures, scrapbook paper, standard scissors, scalloped scissors, a glue gun with refills, a hole punch and a box. Opt for crafting supplies that feature traditional Valentine's Day colors or images such as pink, red, hearts or flowers. You can use supplies that you have on hand, or purchase items at your local craft store. 2: Embelish Decorations---------------------------------------------------------------------Select a large foam heart and add?embellishments?such as buttons, pictures or other decorative items. Secure the items with your glue gun. Cut out figures from?scrapbooking?paper such as a square and repeat the?embellishing?process. You can also add small picture frame cut-outs, family photos, figures with love-related words or cut-outs from magazines. 3: Add Decorations to Box---------------------------------------------------------------------Take each?embellished?item and?affix?it to your box. You can place decorations at an angle, on top and around the sides of your mailbox. Place items so that most spaces are covered evenly. Be sure to leave the opening free from obstructions to allow your Valentine's Day cards to be placed inside your mailbox without any problems. more by visiting our page at:
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