Give the environment a Valentine by repurposing a cereal box into the perfect Valentine Mailbox.
Here are the supplies that you’ll need:
- Empty cereal (or other) box
- Hearts cut from scrap cardstock and patterned paper
- 10″ length ½” ribbon
- Double sided tape, liquid adhesive, or glue dots, etc.
- Craft knife
- Hole punch
Let’s make the Valentine Mailbox:
- Carefully open the box along glued seams, and turn the box inside out.
- Trace an opening near the top of the front panel of the mailbox. The width of the slot can vary depending on the size of your box, but ¾” is a good height.
- Cut out the slot with a craft knife.
- Punch two holes in one of the top flaps for the ribbon handle.
- Thread one end of the ribbon through a hole, and tie a knot on what will be the inside of the mailbox. Repeat with the other ribbon end.
- Decorate your Valentine mailbox. Let your imagination be your guide. I’ve glued a variety of hearts in different patterns and sizes to mine, but you could use yarn, ribbon, or fabric scraps. Or, you could use markers or crayons to draw your decorations.
- Reassemble the box inside out using double sided tape so your artwork is displayed.
- Display your Valentine mailbox and get ready to receive your Valentines.
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