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This is the first year my daughters have had the opportunity to celebrate Valentine’s Day at school, and we’re all very excited. My younger daughter designed her Valentine Mail Box at school but my older daughter (Pre-K) needed to create her’s for homework. Whoohoo! Super Pinterest-addicted mom to the rescue!
Ok, so by now I’d like to think that I’ve learned from my past mistakes in going hog wild with Pinterest research–my kids are still really young after all, and I always have to remember to keep it simple. So this time, I just used one idea–incorporating paper plate hearts.
We started out with a nice sturdy shoe box in which the lid was attached. I immediately thought this might make a nice mailbox door. As my daughter was decorating with stickers and drawing designs with crayons, I tried to figure out how to incorporate the paper plate heart idea and then it hit me–heart-shaped Door Knob!
First take 2 paper plates. Fold them in half. Line them up, curved side inward, so they make the shape of a heart. Attach them with brads or a binder clip. I also glued mine. (I found this great extra strength Elmer’s glue, “Glue All,” that worked really well, and it washed off my hands easily.)
We were fortunate that there were little slits along the seems of the box, so I just tucked one side of the binder clip into the seem to attach it and voila–we had a door knob!
My daughter also wanted to decorate the inside of the mailbox, and I noticed one of her Valentine stickers said “UR Triple Sweet” so we put that in the middle, and the wrote “Thank You!” above it as well as “Happy Valentine’s Day!”
Overall, I think it turned out pretty well. It’s not as glamorous as the one my younger daughter made at school. (Her teacher covered her tissue box with really pretty shiny paper, wrote her name in glitter glue, and then had her add lots of fun stickers). But Cassidy had fun designing her mailbox just the way she wanted and had fun doing it which is all that really matters anyway.
I’d love to hear from you in the comments below. Let me know what you think of the paper plate hearts. Have you ever made them? Or how did your Valentine’s Day mailboxes turn out? Did you go Pin-crazy or did you keep it simple?
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
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HI! I’m a Shana, self-proclaimed Media Mixologist, wife, and mom to two little girls. I love to mix up cocktails of crafts, recipes, wellness, family and business with just the right amount of sparkle to help you shine everyday. So, grab a glass, and let’s celebrate the cocktail of life!