Valentines Box Idea
So, I’m sad to say this is kind of a last minute post and I apologize for it being so late, but as they say, “better late then never. ” Last week our little guy came home with a valentines project assignment he needed for school. I’m sure his class isn’t the only one that has the valentines mail box tradition. He went through a few ideas before he was set on this one and I’m glad we ended up doing this one because, it turned out so cute and, it’s perfect for a boy.
Valentines Boxes for Boys
Yes I did surf through google and pinterest for valentines boxes for boys and their isn’t much to pick from. We wanted a masculine yet still valentines themed mailbox. Everything we came across was either pink or red. Don’t get me wrong I love pink and red they’re just not very masculine colors. At least not what he wanted. Blue was what he requested and the only thing we could think of that was related to mail and was blue was the post office mailbox. So that’s where our inspiration came from.
What You’ll Need
- Cardboard Box
- Blue paint + brush
- Masking tape
- Glue stick
- Scissors (or knife to cut cardboard)
- Razor blade
To begin cut out all your pieces out of cardboard as shown in the photo below. You’ll also need a bottom (it’s not shown in the photo because I did it last)
Then take a razor blade (or razor knife) and cut slits onto the roof piece of your cardboard. I did my cuts between 1/4″ to 1/2″ apart. Be sure not to cut through all the way. This only needs to be visible on one side of your cardboard. (adults please do this step)
Following that tape all your pieces together. We used both tape and hot glue. The tape was visible on the outside and kept the edges cleaner and the hot-glue was on the inside.
Then glue your roof onto your arches making sure the slits are on the inside. Before attaching your roof make sure to bend the cardboard back and forth making it more flexible where you put your slits in. This will help you get a smoother look .
Once your roof is attached use your razor blade (knife would be better) to cut a little mail slot at the top. ( be cautious – adults please do this step)
Then cut out and attach your bottom and fold your legs in half and attach them all with hot-glue.
And to finish it off give it a coat of blue paint and attach your printable with some glue from a glue stick:D
Here’s the printable we used. (feel free to use them if you’d like 😀 ) To print : right click on the image and save as image to your computer. Then you can either drag and drop onto a microsoft doc or print however is more convenient for you.
Here’s how I made a little handle for the front door. It’s a bit messy but it works. I used regular yarn that I attach with hot glue. The tape isn’t needed it was just extra from the front. (We tried using a button at first that we glued on the front to open but, it fell off from the first try. This was a lot sturdier)
How cute is that! 😀
Here’s how the little door opens to remove that candy. 😀
Can you tell he’s happy?! 😀 😀 😀