I love these little mailboxes from Pottery Barn Kids.
- One metal mailbox from Joann’s craft store ($3.99)
- One long candle holder from thrift store ($2.00)
You could use a shorter candle holder to place on table, or skip using one all together.
- One initial letter from Joann’s craft store ($1.79)
- White spray paint
- Some red, white & pink felt (cheap at around 29 cents a sheet)
- Fabric glue
- Glue gun (or you could use all purpose glue or gorilla glue to attach decorative elements)
- A festive button
- Some festive fabric scraps
- Pinking shears (these scissors really make all the difference with this project)
- Regular craft scissors
First, I spray painted the initial, candle holder and wood knob white.
Then I cut & knotted fabric scraps around the flag arm, alternating patterns. I then embellished the flag with felt hearts, glued together with fabric glue (pink felt was cut with pinking shear for decorative edge). I used the hot glue gun to adhere to the flag.
I cut out some larger hearts from felt & glued a button on top of them, then hot glued it to the mailbox. Next, I glued the initial to the other side of the mailbox, added a felt owl I had on hand & glued the knob on the front. Lastly I screwed the mailbox to the top of the candle holder (just in case the glue decided not to hold).
As a lil' extra, I made a quick felt envelope to put inside (super easy). I sewed two pieces of felt together (you could just use fabric glue on the edges & skip the sewing). Cut out a little 'stamp' with pinking shears and put them down with fabric glue. I then slit an opening in the back so it can hold small gifts. I glued fabric scrap over the opening as trim. It’s not perfect, but looks like it was ‘made with love’ and that’s all that matters, right?