Monday, January 22, 2007

Valentine's is right around the corner...

I love the various holidays we celebrate. Valentine's Day is always a fun one for my family. Since hubby is a teacher, we gets lots of cute Valentine's cards.

This mail box above is from pottery Barn Kids. Does it get any cuter than this? I, however, have to do the poor man's version since I am pretty sure my husband could care less about a Valentine's box. Brought to you by, this box is cute and affordable.

Rectangular cardboard box
Craft glue
White self-adhesive shelf paper
Craft knife
Colored paper
Velcro dots
Stickers, stamps, and other decorations
Time needed: Under 1 Hour

1. Glue the box lid closed and cover the entire box with several layers of white self-adhesive shelf paper (enough to block out any writing on the box).
2. Starting 2 inches from the top, use a craft knife to carefully cut along three sides of the box, leaving the back intact to serve as the hinge (a parent's job). Cut a mail slot (also a parent's job) in the front of the box.
3. Make a tab closure from a 2 1/2- by 3/4-inch strip of colored paper. Fold it in half and staple it to the center front of the cover. Attach Velcro dots to the tab and the box to keep the top shut. 4. Decorate the entire box with paper cutouts, stamps, or heart-shaped stickers.
Not quite the Pottery Barn version, but making it together is half the fun!

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