Monday, January 24, 2011

Altered Mailboxes

I have three of the cutest nieces in the entire world and I wanted to give them something special for Valentines Day. Two of them, Jaycie and Kamryn, live in Florida so I rarely get to see them, but I always try to send them something for holidays. The youngest niece, Kira, lives about an hour away so I get to see her more often, but I knew she would enjoy candy and chocolate!

I used the tutorial here to make my mailboxes and it was super easy and they turned out really cute. Only a $1 at Target for each of them and I was able to make an original gift for each of them.

I used paper from a stack that I got at Hobby Lobby during the Black Friday sale, the ribbons are from my every-growing stash and I cut the three adorable animals from Create a Critter.

I am going to put the little notecards in the mailboxes with some candy and chocolate. I can not wait to send them to my nieces in Florida and share them with Kira.

Kamryn is on the left and Jaycie on the right, September 2010

Kira, Christmas 2010

Now, I just need to finish the two for my rotten nephews!


  1. The mailboxes are super cute. I'm sure your nieces will love them!

  2. Really cute mailboxes I'm sure your nieces will love them

  3. Your mailboxes turned out so cute! And your nieces are sure cuties...they are going to love your gifts, especially once they are filled with all those goodies!
    Tanya - Nonna's Craft Corner

  4. very cute sister! :) I know our nieces will enjoy them! Cant wait to see the two for the boys!

  5. I picked up 4 of these at Target today. Thanks for the tutorial link! Can't wait to try them. Yours are just adorable!

  6. These mailboxes are adorable! Great papers! Thank you for joining us at Creative Cutter Room! Good Luck in the challenge! DT Member Carri

  7. Soooo cute! I'm sure they will love them. Thanks for sharing them in the Creative Cutter Room Challenge. Good luck-Crafty friend Cathie

  8. Too cute! I love all of the critters!