I made this mini mailbox for the Strawberry Shortcake party. The activities for the party were centered around this little guy. Each of Strawberry Shortcake’s friends sent the party goers a letter containing instructions for an activity to do.
So here is what I did:
I started off with with a baby wipes box.
I lifted up the flaps and used a plate to trace a half circle on two opposite flaps that will make up the sides of the mailbox. I cut off the excess leaving just the circle.
Next I took the other two flaps that would eventually turn into the front and the back and bent them in. I glued them to the circle sides and was left with an empty space in the middle.
I grabbed another piece of cardboard and bent it to finish off the rounded top.
I glued it in place.
Next I cut out a door in the back and a mail slot in the front.
I wanted it to look like it was old and weathered. I remembered these faux rust cans and followed her links to the site to download the image. I busted out the handy Mod Podge and had a little kids mailbox in no time at all. Plus my girls still like playing with it, even though the party is over so I think I am getting my money’s (free by the way) worth.