Time to get those Valentine boxes ready! Whether your kids are making them for their classroom parties or you're an adult like me who just wants a Valentine box, then this DIY floral mailbox is the craft for you! :) I took a basic paper mache mailbox from the craft store and made it look oh-so special with some Martha Stewart craft paint and artificial flowers.
Once you've made your own box, I want to send you a Valentine to fill it up! Just leave a comment on yesterday's post and some happy mail will be on the way to you soon!
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Supplies for Floral Valentine Mailbox
- Paper mache mailbox (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
- Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Acrylic Craft Paint (I used "Party Streamer" and "Gold" colored satin paint)
- Foam brush
- Artificial flowers (I found mine at the Dollar Tree and Hobby Lobby)
- Wire cutters
- Hot glue gun
How to Make a Floral Valentine Mailbox
1. Paint your mailbox using the Martha Stewart craft paint and a foam brush. I painted the mailbox "Party Streamer" pink and the flag metallic gold. Paint a second coat if needed.
2. Cut flowers from their stems using a wire cutter. Cut as close to the base of the flower as possible but be careful to keep the flower intact. If you cut too close, the petals will fall apart from the base.
3. Add a dab of hot glue to the base of the flower and position on the mailbox. Hold a few seconds until dry.
4. Continue adding more flowers to the mailbox. I varied the size and color of my flowers and positioned them to wrap around the mailbox from one side to the other.
5. Finish with a heart sticker on the mailbox flag if you would like!
I stuck with a pink and white color palette to create a cohesive look for the mailbox.
I really love crafting with artificial flowers and have incorporated them into several other Valentine's Day crafts including these floral heart wreaths and floral balloons!