DIY Valentine Mailboxes Craft

DIY Valentine mailboxes made with vinyl


If you follow me at all, you know I love to sew.  It is my favorite hobby.  But I also really enjoy most forms of crafting.  I got myself a Silhouette cutting machine for Christmas.  Which was the best choice EVER.  I'm having WAY too much fun doing projects.  I'm sure you'll seen tons more over the course of the year.  But since Valentine's Day is the closest holiday, you're getting a Valentine Mailbox Tutorial. 



DIY Valentine mailboxes made with vinyl

I found these adorable mailboxes at Target.  It was a good find because I could only find the 2!  Boo, since I've got 3 kids.  But I justified the purchase with "the baby won't mind".  Don't worry.  I'll keep my eye out for another one.  Maybe I'll find one soon or maybe next year.  Remember he "won't mind".  Not for another year at least.



DIY Valentine mailboxes made with vinyl
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Materials Needed
Mailboxes (I got mine at Target, but I've seen others at the dollar store or Walmart before)
Vinyl - I get mine from Expressions Vinyl, they've got tons too choose from
Silhouette Cutting Machine - This is the one I got, but any cutting machine will work
Scissors




Step 1
Using your Silhouette (or whatever machine you have), cut out the names of your children.  You could also cut out some cute decals like hearts or Valentine sayings like "Be Mine" etc.  Then weed your cuts.  
Vinyl name cutouts

Vinyl name cutouts


Step 2
Transfer your cut design onto some transfer tape, then place it where you want on your cute mailbox.  I put the designs on the side.  Make sure to rub the vinyl firmly so it sticks to your mailbox.


Vinyl name cutouts


Vinyl name cutouts for DIY mailbox

Step 3
Repeat step 2 with all your cute designs.  I placed "Be Mine" and cute hearts on the front of each mailbox.
Be mine vinyl on transfer paper

Vinyl hearts on transfer paper stuck to pink mailbox

Step 4
Fill those mailboxes with fun treasures, notes or kind service.  These mailboxes would even be adorable for using throughout the year as a way to show your kids you love them.  Leave surprises or little notes of thank you or I love you.  


DIY Valentine mailboxes made with vinyl


I've also put together a little video tutorial if you are interested in watching.  Don't forget to follow us on YouTube.



DIY Valentine mailboxes made with vinyl


2 comments

  1. Chelsea, not only are these mailboxes totally adorable but I just love the whole concept of a mailboxes and being able to leave some sweet love letters for my kids in them!! I think each kid should have one in their room all year long so parents can leave them love notes :)

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  2. Oh my goodness, love these adorable valentine's mailboxes. My kids would too! I love to use my vinyl cutter around the holidays for fun crafts like this! Thanks for the fun idea!

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