You look so familiar. Do we know each other?
Oh yes, I recognize you now.
We frequently run into each other in the $1 aisle at Tar-che[z]!
Well in that case, you probably bought a few of these tin mailboxes.
Did you get one in red, white or pink? Oh, one of each color! Me, too...
But first, I must alter the mailbox...
- one tin mailbox (your choice of color)
- Decorative scrapbook papers
- Three coordinating Ribbons
- Metal Charms (lockets, keys, hearts, etc.)
- Mini tag
- Mod Podge
- Dymo label maker
Carefully move the flag out of the way as you adhere the paper. If the area around the flag anchor tears, you can cover it with a flower later, and no one will be the wiser. Let paper dry with flag in up position.
Cut additional piece of paper 1" wide x 3" long.
Adhere to one of the open sides.
You can, of course, cut two pieces of paper, and embellish both sides.
Using Dymo label maker, type "Be My Valentine"
or other phrase of your choosing, and stick label below paper.
Apply another coat of Mod Podge over the entire mailbox.
Cut 5" lengths from three different ribbons.
Tie together all three ribbons into a knot,
catching charm locket in knot as well.
Tape ribbon ends of one ribbon to inside of mailbox.
Trim additional ribbon ends.
Embellish flag with flowers, buttons, key charm, and mini tag.
Add contents. For the chocoholic, use kisses.
Or fill mail box with stationery, tissue pack, key chain and a candle.
You can also add a gift card and coupons.
Don't forget to place the flag in the up position!
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